CANCELLED -- Introduction to Ashtanga Course - Led Format

CANCELLED -- Introduction to Ashtanga Course - Led Format

Want to learn Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga but not so interested in the Mysore format? Early mornings not so easy for you?

Join Leslie Broberg Tuesday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm for a 6-week Introduction to Ashtanga yoga in a led class format. Each week she’ll cover a new section of the practice in a guided class format, building on the previous week’s material.

Pre-registration for the whole course required prior to first class (January 15th)

Cost: $75

Free Guided Ashtanga Class at City of Raleigh Museum

Free Guided Ashtanga Class at City of Raleigh Museum

Join Stacy Ingham, Owner and Director of Ashtanga Yoga School Raleigh for a Guided Ashtanga Primary Series class.  This will be a challenging, dynamic practice appropriate for those with experience doing Vinyasa or Ashtanga yoga.

Saturday December 1st; 11:30am-12:30pm

Saturday January 5th; 11:30am-12:30pm

Saturday February 2nd; 11:30am-12:30pm

The Primary Series is the first set of yoga postures in the Ashtanga Vinyasa System of Yoga, considered the most important and foundational. This practice helps practitioners deepen focus inward, learn to extend breath, and is meant to help detoxify and purify the body. 

Its not necessary to pre-register for this is limited to 50 students, so plan to arrive early. The parking garage on Wilmington St is the closest to the museum (Moore Square Public Parking) and its free on weekends :-)



Introduction to Mysore Style Ashtanga

Introduction to Mysore Style Ashtanga

New to Ashtanga Yoga and/or Mysore Style classes?  This is your opportunity to learn what it's all about and begin to build your own self-paced Ashtanga practice in a safe, supportive group setting.

The Mysore class is not structured like a typical yoga class; it’s more like receiving a private lesson in a group setting.  You practice amidst other like-minded students who are working at their own level and pace. Mysore is a self-practice where students practice the Ashtanga series at their own pace with a teacher assisting each student individually.  This course will prepare you to participate in our ongoing Mysore classes.  

Beginning February 3rd, students will meet each Sunday from 12-2pm for 4 weeks. We'll begin each Sunday Session with a talk on some aspect of the Ashtanga practice (breath, vinyasa, etc), and then begin to learn the sequence of postures that make up the foundation of the introductory series. We will gradually introduce you to Ashtanga yoga in a way that is right for each individual. Students move through the series at their own pace allowing the body to open naturally and only working new postures when physically and emotionally ready.  

This course includes an unlimited pass to all classes on the AYS Raleigh Schedule  February 3rd through March 2nd. Students are encouraged to attend these classes at least twice a week to reinforce what we will learn on Sundays, and to create a healthy habit of practicing yoga consistently.

Cost: $108

7th Annual Weekend Workshop w/Michelle Dorer

7th Annual Weekend Workshop w/Michelle Dorer

AYS Raleigh is proud to once again host Michelle Dorer, Owner and Director of Ashtanga Yoga Outer Banks for a weekend of Bhakti, Sangha (Community) and Growth.



$40/session for Saturday or Sunday AM

$30/session for Friday or Saturday PM



$45/session for Saturday or Sunday AM

$35/session for Friday or Saturday PM

Questions?  or 919-880-9409




5:30-7:30PM : A Workshop on Inversions; Creating a Strong Foundation

in this class we will work to establish a strong foundation to support the inversion and

alleviate the mental aspect of fear. After looking deeply at our technique which consists

of learning to abduct the shoulder blades and better use of bandhas, students will be led

through a progression of inversions consisting of headstand, pincha mayurasana, and



8-11AM : MYSORE FOLLOWED BY PRANAYAMA/CHANTING of the Yoga Sutras with Discussion

12:30-2PM : 
DISCUSSION/TALK - How Ashtanga Methodology Cultivates Personal and Spiritual Development


8-11AM:  MYSORE FOLLOWED BY PRANAYAMA/CHANTING of the Yoga Sutras with Discussion

Michelle Dorer is the director of the Ashtanga Yoga Center in the Outer Banks which opened in September 2005.  She is a long term student of Tim Miller and has completed his First Series, Second Series, and Third Series Teacher Trainings.  Michelle had the opportunity to practice with Pattabhi Jois at the tale end of his life and has also studied with several other prominent Ashtanga Yoga teachers within the Lineage, has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga daily uninterrupted for 15 years, is currently learning the Fourth Series from Tim, has attended several workshops on various areas of spirituality such as meditation, chanting, astrology, ayurveda, studies of sacred texts, and has a love for lore, dancing, and gathering around Fire.  She has a BA in psychology from the University of Virginia.

Abhyasa Challenge 2019

Abhyasa Challenge 2019

AYS Raleigh Abhyasa Challenge 2019

From the Yoga Sutras by Patanjali:

1.12: Abhyasa vairagyabhyam tannirodhah -- Nirodha (stopping the turnings of thought) occurs by Abhyasa (practice) and Vairagya (non-attachment).
1.13: Tatra sthitau yatno’bhyasa -- Abhyasa is vigilance in remaining there
1.14: Sa tu dirghakala nairantaraya satkarasevito drdhabhumih -- Abhyasa has a firm ground when attended to for a long time, without interruption, and with devotion to truth.

Join your AYS Raleigh community for a 6-Day Abhyasa Challenge to help you jumpstart your practice.  March 19-24 challenge yourself to come to class every day and observe the effects of a daily practice. 

No fee to participate - just sign up and pay for your choice of classes that week as usual. I'll have a chart at the studio to track progress :-) Passcards and Memberships apply, and all participants who complete the challenge will receive an official AYS Raleigh Sweat Towel!!  We’ll begin practice each morning with a short talk, and end the week Sunday March 24th with a Community Talk and Chai after Mysore.

Ashtanga Yoga Weekend Workshop with Stacy Ingham in Hendersonville, NC

Ashtanga Yoga Weekend Workshop with Stacy Ingham in Hendersonville, NC


Friday 5:30-7:30pm

Saturday 10-12 and 1-3

YAM is thrilled to announce the visit of guest teacher Stacy Ingham, Director of AYS Raleigh for a weekend immersion into the practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Ashtanga vinyasa is the foundation of many modern yoga styles now referred to as "flow." Get back to the roots of vinyasa with this skillful, experienced and gracious teacher.

$35/session or $90 for the whole weekend


Yoga and Massage,
410 S King Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792


Session 1 - Start Here: Intro to Ashtanga.
Friday May 3
5:30-7:30 pm
Join Stacy for a discussion on the origins and practice of Ashtanga vinyasa yoga followed by a short practice through the foundational standing postures. There will be detailed instruction on the role of breath and vinyasa in the (2 hours)

Session 2 - Yoga Chikitsa : The Primary series.
Saturday May 4
In the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga tradition there are 6 series of postures. Each Ashtanga student begins by practicing the Primary Series (known as ‘yoga chikitsa’, which means yoga therapy). In the Ashtanga Vinyasa system, postures are sequenced in a specific order, which has the effect of ‘unlocking’ the body in an intelligent way that prepares the body for ones to come. Each pose has specific health benefits for the practitioner and when combined into a flowing sequence this has the effect of realigning and detoxifying the body and the nervous system as well as developing inner strength, flexibility and improving general health and wellbeing. Join Stacy for this Led Primary Series catered to the group, followed by an Intro to Pranayama - 2 hours

Session 3 - Inquiry and Next Steps-
Saturday May 4
Join Stacy for the final portion of the series to refine your learnings from the weekend. This Asana Study will cover specific postures or sets of postures that students request or need based upon the unfolding of the immersion...what's on the ticket? You'll decide together! Backbends, jump throughs, inversions, forward folds, skies the limit...Learn from a seasoned teacher as she observes, assesses, and recommends next steps for you and your practice.
About Stacy Ingham
Director of Ashtanga Yoga School of Raleigh
Stacy began her yoga journey with a 6-week intro to Ashtanga class in St Louis in 1998. She has been practicing ever since. She began teaching in the Triangle, North Carolina area in 2001.
A student of David Garrigues since 2009, she has been apprenticing with him since 2014. David is one of the few teachers in the US certified to teach Ashtanga yoga by the late world renowned master Sri K Patthabi Jois.
Studying under David's expert guidance, Stacy has completed the 3rd Series of Ashtanga yoga, taken on a more serious study of the 8 limbs of Ashtanga yoga, and been inspired to share what she has learned with others.
She has learned over her years as a student and teacher that a strong foundation of body and mind, built and attended to with patience, persistence and an eye for details is key to a long-lasting and fruitful practice and study of yoga.



AYS Raleigh is proud to host David Garrigues in Raleigh, North Carolina May 15-May 19, 2019 for a 24 Hour in-depth study of the Second Series of postures in the Ashtanga Vinyasa system of yoga.

*** No Prior Experience with Second Series required ***

David is skillful in providing explanations of elusive, often unspoken aspects of the practice. During in-depth studies, there are four central themes:

1: Mysore Class

2: Asana study (both practical and theoretical)

3: Ujjayi Breathing and Pranayama (both practical and theoretical)

4: Study of sacred texts (including Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Shiva Samhita and Bhagavad Gita).

This in-depth study will have a focus on Ashtanga Yoga’s Second Series or Nadi Shodhana. The 4 day intensive will provide the student with a concentrated and heightened learning experience that will help he/she develop practical and technical yoga skills and be immersed in the inspirational magic and poetic soul of Ashtanga Yoga’s Intermediate Series.

David Garrigues is one of a few teachers in the US certified to teach Ashtanga Yoga by Sri K Pattabhi Jois. David met Pattabhi Jois in 1993 and over the next 16 years he traveled to Mysore India to study with the great yoga master. In 1996 Pattabhi Jois granted David a teaching certificate. As an Ashtanga Ambassador he bases his teachings on the idea that ‘ANYONE CAN TAKE PRACTICE’, a core idea in the teachings of Sri K Pattabhi Jois. David’s mission is to help others flourish within the living, contemporary lineage of Ashtanga Yoga.

In his workshops David offers a combination both traditional counted vinyasa led classes and clinic style led classes that investigate specific aspects of the practice in varying levels of detail. These important classes feature more verbal instruction; they give students a chance to slow things down, see new ways to orient during practice, get explanations of elusive, often unspoken aspects of the practice, and understand the Ashtanga method in greater, more subtle detail. Mysore, chanting and kirtan classes are also frequently included in a workshop. During the weekend David weaves together studies of asana, pranayama, bandhas, vinyasa, chanting, bhakti yoga, yoga sutra’s and other elements to help develop Ashtanga Vidya (knowledge).