Get introduced to Ashtanga in this class that will take you through the standing primary series and the very beginning of seated postures. Recommended props: 1 block, 1 strap
The instructor seems knowledgeable and instructions are clear, but there is practically no transition between different sides of the poses, sometimes between poses, just jumping to the front of your mat or simply turning your feet out to other side. I was lacking fluidity, the class felt truncated.
This class is one of my favors. Always enjoy it!
Loved this class ! More please.
Lovely thank you
I’ve not taken an ashtanga class as far as I know, but it seemed to be a lot of vinyasas with a few poses sprinkled in. Since I’m having problems with my shoulders, I found the class frustrating. And I agree that the poses were not held long enough. The instructor seems knowledgeable but I’m still confused as to what ashtanga is other then a bunch of vinyasas... :(
A lot of the Vinyasa/Power yoga classes in the western world are strongly based on traditional Ashtanga flow. Ashtanga is always done at a fairly fast pace.
Great to see Maria's classes here. Would like to see a video of her Level 2-3 Flow 55 minute class that Maria teaches at WeHo Yogaworks!
I enjoyed this 45 minute Ashtanga class. Sequence was nice and counting in Sanskrit added to the tristana piece of this practice. Sound could be better; it was a challenge to hear. Your voice is nice and would add to the class if you were better heard.
I agree. I really enjoyed the class, but I won't return to it very often because it is so hard to hear. The volume is so low even with my laptop volume at max.
Great class. Simple instructions, easy to follow. Totally recommend.
Great short ashtanga class. Just right amount of clear cucimg to allow meditative aspect to occur. Thank you!
Really enjoyed this class. Thank you and 🙏 namaste
Very nice class but the poses are held too short. 5 breathes hold is more like 2 breaths hold
This is my first ashtanga class, so I don't know if this is typical, but it seemed to move too quickly between poses. This made the class easier than I believe it should be because there was no difficulty with holding poses.
This class is ok. Pretty easy and the first two minutes is the instructor talking. The other Ashtanga flow is much better. I would say this is a level 1 not level 2. It’s a great class if you want more of a stretch than a flow.
i really wanted to do this class. at full volume, i still can't hear.
This is a great class for Ashtanga. I generally follow Vinyasa in my practice but it was great to do something slightly different. I just thought that Surya A and B sequences went by a little fast in the beginning otherwise, loved her counting in Sanskrit during the last Surya B.
Thank you for this class! I've been hoping for an Ahtanga class here for a long time and I'm so excited to finally see one. The volume is a wee bit choppy in spots but I don't think it's the instructors fault. Still easy enough to hear, though it definitely helps to be familiar with the sequence. Perfect pace for me too! Hoping to see more Ashtanga, maybe a full length class or more short forms.
Thanks for this lovely class. I hope there will be more primary series videos to come!
Sorry but you can’t her her at all and the vinyasas were so disjointed and not smooth at all. Will not practice with her again.
I really value the ashtanga videos. Some Ashtanga classes move so fast and without enough instruction, but not here. I’m very grateful. Namaste :)
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