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Ashtanga Yoga Beginners 2-Week Course – Intake 12

July 26 @ 7:00 pm - August 4 @ 6:30 pmSGD300
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What is the Ashtanga Yoga Beginners Course About?

This two-week Ashtanga Yoga Beginners course will introduce to you the Ashtanga system as developed and taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. It is designed to equip the student with a strong foundation and prepare them for the Mysore room. It will cover, in a very systematic and methodical way, the core concepts of Ashtanga Yoga along with repeated, guided asana practice so as to build a strong physical foundation before moving on to more challenging postures. You will be taught correct breathing, the foundational postures of the primary series and everything you need to know to build a stable and peaceful self-practice.

What is Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga is an ancient system of Yoga that was taught by Vamana Rishi in the Yoga Korunta. This text was imparted to Sri T. Krishnamacharya in the early 1900’s by his Guru Rama Mohan Brahmachari, and was later passed down to Pattabhi Jois during the duration of his studies with Krishnamacharya, beginning in 1927.

It is a powerful system of practice designed to purify the body, nervous system and mind. One of the unique features of Ashtanga yoga is that it links a set sequence of postures together, synchronised with the breath. This is called vinyasa.

To realise the full purifiying effects of the practice it is important to slowly learn the sequence step by step. This takes great patience accept where the body is in a posture and allow it to unfold over time. It is not uncommon for it to take months or years to understand and be able to safely do a posture (asana).

Parampara is knowledge that is passed in succession from teacher to student. It is a Sanskrit word that denotes the principle of transmitting knowledge in its most valuable form; knowledge based on direct and practical experience. It is the basis of any lineage: the teacher and student form the links in the chain of instruction that has been passed down for thousands of years. In order for yoga instruction to be effective, true and complete, it should come from within parampara.

Who Is This For?

The Ashtanga method and it’s fundamental principles will be explained and experienced.

Over six sessions, lay the foundation for a sustainable long-term practice and build the confidence to move through it at home or in the Shala.

Key Learning Objectives

Develop confidence and competence in Ashtanga self-practice

Understand the core concepts of asana, vinyasa and breath

Course Timing

26 JUL, 2 AUG (FRI) 7:00-8:00PM

27 JUL, 3 AUG (SAT) 4:45 – 5:45PM

28 JUL, 4 AUG ( SUN) 5:30 – 6:30PM

This course includes:
• 6 hours Beginners Course instruction
• 3X Mysore class ( to be completed with a month after completion of course). Course participants are eligible to attend an additional Mysore class, for extra practice, at no extra cost.
• Course notes are not provided. Please bring a notebook.
• 30 minutes private consultation with instructor, if required. Should any course participant have extra questions or require more personalised advice, they may arrange a 30 minute, one-on-one session with the instructor.

SGD 300

Topics Covered

Note: Pace of the course is dependant on progress of individual students.

  • Core concepts of Ashtanga
  • Breath
  • Vinyasa
  • Drishti
  • Breathing exercises
  • Guided asana practice
  • Guided finishing postures
  • Guided rest
  • Question & Answer
  • Breathing exercises
  • Re-cap and practice of postures learnt in session 1
  • New asanas
  • Guided finishing postures
  • Question and Answer
  • Re-cap and practice of postures learnt in previous sessions
  • New asanas
  • Guided finishing postures
  • Question and answer
  • Guided Mysore-style class up to postures learned
  • Guided Finishing postures
  • Discussion on importance of regular practice in Ashtanga
  • Question and answer
  • Guided Mysore-style class
  • New asanas
  • Guided Finishing postures
  • Question and answer
  • Mysore style
  • Finishing postures
  • Question and answer


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Step 2: Make payment by clicking “BUY NOW”

Course Fee: SGD 300

Step 3: Submit the form below to notify us

A confirmation email will be sent to you within 24 – 48hours after submission.

About Ethan Ward

Join KPJAYI Authorized Level 2 teacher, Ethan Ward for traditional Ashtanga Yoga at Art of Yoga, Singapore. Ethan Ward is a devoted teacher of the Ashtanga method. Through his teaching, he aims to guide each student’s experience with precision and integrity. He continues to travel to Mysore, India every year to deepen his study of yoga with his teacher R. Sharath Jois, and to dedicate his energy assisting in the KPJAYI shala by offering precise physical adjustments to hundreds of students as they deepen into their practice. Ethan runs his own a traditional Ashtanga yoga shala in Dubai – Mysore Dubai – where it has been an honour to build a vibrant and growing community of dedicated students. In August 2019, Ethan will make his first trip to Singapore, and he looks forward to sharing sincere & dedicated practice at Art of Yoga.



Start: July 26 @ 7:00 pm
End: August 4 @ 6:30 pm
Cost: SGD300
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Venue Name: Art of Yoga
Address: 121, Upper East Coast Road
Singapore, Singapore 455245 Singapore

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Organizer Name: Ethan Ward