Ashtanga yoga is dynamic and flowing, combining movement with breath…
“Ange is a thoughtful, passionate and experienced yoga practitioner. I have full confidence in her guidance and appreciate the adjustments she made on my poses.” Nadia Dysart – dancer and yoga enthusiast
“When we keep this larger purpose in mind, the simplest physical practice becomes richly imbued with meaning. We can take great delight in opening the fingers of our hand, in feeling the soles of our feet on the ground, or in the sensation of lightness that comes when we stand erect. Then the body becomes a sacred sanctuary in which that which is worshiped,
the worshiper, and the place of worship merge into one”
– Donna Farhi, from her book Bringing Yoga To Life
CURRENT CLASSES 2017
I teach as part of The Ashtanga Yoga Collective at Wellness Movement, Level 1, Cnr Trafalgar St and New St, (entrance on New St) Nelson
See the Collective page for current timetable.
Private sessions in your home also available – a small group of friends maybe?
The Ashtanga Yoga Collective is group of Nelsonians dedicated to the practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, the yoga method developed by the late Shri K. Pattbhi Jois (Guruji) in Mysore, India. Our Mission is to foster and share the living expression of Ashtanga yoga in Nelson, inspired by the teachings of Pattabhi Jois, as passed down by his direct senior students.
For full detail on class timetable and to be kept up to date, please visit our new Facebook page. Don’t forget to ‘Like’ the page to be kept up to date. This is the main way we communicate but if you don’t use Facebook let me know and we can send you emails instead. Unfortunately I am not teaching at Upper Moutere at this time.
Since 2007 I have had a committed Ashtanga yoga practice but I started out with Iyengar yoga many years prior to that. Through yoga I have found a foundational strength in my life that gives me courage, clarity and vibrant health.
Ashtanga Yoga is unique in that it combines a sequence of flowing movements with focused awareness of the breath, known as vinyasa. Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, the teacher who bought Ashtanga to the wider world said that yoga is 99% practice and 1% theory. Through regular yoga practice we can move towards the natural development of our physical, emotional and inner selves. Core strength is a key outcome.
I am inspired by some wonderful teachers including Rod Watson, Jake Barr, Graeme Northfield and Mark Robberds. With deep gratitude I have completed a three year, 2000 hour Compassionate Practitioner training program with senior teacher Dena Kingsberg of Byron Bay, Australia. I love the joy that infuses me through yoga and have been enjoying sharing that through my yoga teaching.
In 2011 I spent a month in Mysore in Southern India studying Ashtanga Yoga but the predominant experience of my time there was falling deeply in love…with cows (also very good yoga teachers!)
I offer group or private sessions to assist you to come to understand the basic principles of a yoga practice, and give you calm, clear guidance and support to learn to integrate yoga into your life.