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Ashtanga Yoga Beginners 2-Week Course – Intake 14

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - November 3 @ 6:30 pmSGD300

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?

This course is suitable for complete beginners as well as those with some experience but would like to properly ground themselves in the basics of this practice. Recommended for individuals who wish to begin a regular Ashtanga practice, as taught in the traditional way of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.

Key Learning Objectives

Develop confidence and competence in Ashtanga self-practice

Understand the core concepts of asana, vinyasa and breath

Course Timing

25 OCT, 1 NOV (FRI) 7:00-8:00PM

26 OCT, 2 NOV (SAT) 4:45 – 5:45PM

27 OCT, 3 NOV (SUN) 5:30 – 6:30PM

This course includes:
• 6 hours Beginners Course instruction
• 3X Mysore Passes ( 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 invidiual 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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About Charmelle

Charmelle is a gentle and nurturing teacher of the Ashtanga method with a deep respect for the purity of this practice. She passes the teachings on with care and precision, believing that the benefits come from consistent effort in the traditional way. Charmelle carefully observes the individual body of each student, and acts with awareness of their mental and emotional state; to connect with them, and inspire an openness that allows the practice to reveal its magic. Coming October, Charmelle will be sharing her practice for a month at Art of Yoga.


Start: October 25 @ 7:00 pm
End: November 3 @ 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: Charmelle