The physical practices of Ashtanga Yoga are designed to keep the body healthy, stress free, and disease free. The practice focuses on using deep breathing techniques (removing stress) in synchronicity with our body movement. This moving and breathing creates health at a cellular level — by circulating blood, lymph, neurons, hormones, etc. to every cell in our body, while removing toxins that make cells mutate or sick the body becomes healthy and free of disease. Creating health from the “root” or from a cellular level is preventative medicine at its best! The postures internally cleanse the organs to keep us healthy, disease free, and functioning well. Once the body is free of disease and pain, we can begin our work on the deeper aspects of yoga. We provide INDIVIDUALIZED instruction of the practice of yoga in a warm, safe, and encouraging atmosphere.
Group Yoga Classes on-line
With our new technology we can now offer the savings and convenience of group classes virtually. All that is needed is a smart phone or tablet or a computer with a camera. Before the start of our sessions I will send you a link through zoom.us, when you click on it an app will download and viola! it will be like you just wanted into a yoga room, I will be there waiting for you. You will have options to mute or stop your video during the classes. This is a trial class at a discounted rate as I build my skills using an online video conferencing site. Watch for more options coming soon!
Small group Ashtanga Yoga Virtually — Summer Sessions:
Tuesdays 12:00 noon Beginner – This class will be about an hour or slightly longer and will teach you the how to develop a personalized yoga practice. The last session will be videoed so each person will have a video to support home practice.
June 20 – July 25 (6 weeks) – $45
Thursday 12:00 noon Led Primary alternated with Led Intermediate – Weeks 1,3,5 will be led Primary and weeks 2,4,6 will be led second. Weeks 5&6 I will record our class so each person will have a video at the end of the session to practice at home with.
June 22 – July 27 (6 weeks) – $45
BeFit Yoga Group Classes at Mending Roots Wellness
Schedule February 1, 2017 – May 31, 2017
2138 Market Street, Camp Hill. www.mendingrootswellness.com 717/850-7120
Tuesday 4:30p Led Ashtanga Improv with Andrew Abaria (This is a new class for befit yoga students. Andrew will lead you through Sun Salutes and Standing poses, then choose a block of postures from either first or second series and workshop those postures, individualizing for each person in the class with tips on how to do the postures safely and effectively.) This is a one hour class.
1 month unlimited $120
3 month unlimited $275
12 month unlimited $980
Drop In $15
Beginner? How to Start:
- Beginners learn 1:1 initially with a teacher in mysore classes, by appointment. Please call or email Bobbi to make your appointment. 717/443-1119 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- We also offer for beginners 6 or 8 week courses 2-3x per year. Please check here for the next Beginner course: https://www.befityoga.com/yoga/workshops-specialty-classes/
- If you have some previous yoga experience some beginners may be ok to start in any of the led primary classes, this will give you an experience of the Ashtanga Yoga system, however some previous yoga experience is strongly recommended before you take these classes.
Classes last approx. 1 to 1-1/2 hours.
Teachers arrive at the studio approx. ½ hour before each class, if you have any questions or concerns, or need help with a specific help please come early and talk with us!
Mysore – Teaching the ashtanga yoga individually to each person in class. In a Mysore class you are not cued through the class, you learn the practice slowly (one pose at a time) with 1-3 instructors present to assist you and teach you the next pose when you are ready — this is the best class to get individual attention during the class setting, it is the preferred form of practice! This is also the best way to learn — even as a beginner. When coming to a Mysore class as a beginner you learn slowly, a few poses each week. Do not be in a rush to learn the entire series but relish your short practices! For more information on practicing Mysore style please see the link below to our October 2013 topic of the month: https://www.befityoga.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/focus-of-the-month-10.13-pdf4.pdf
Open Mysore – Same as Mysore except teachers are here from 4:00-8:00pm just waiting for you to come and practice 🙂 You can start your yoga anytime between 4:00-7:00, please be done and finished with rest pose by 8:00pm.
Led 1/2 Primary – You are cued or led through the first half of the primary series of ashtanga yoga. This class is appropriate for someone who has been learning the primary series in our mysore classes and are ready to experience the flow and breath counts, a “little lost sheep” returning to the practice from a hiatus, or someone who has experience in other forms of yoga or are athletic or physically active and want to get an overview of what the ashtanga practice is like.
Led Primary – Students are cued through the Primary Series of Ashtanga yoga, the primary series is known as yoga chikitsa, or yoga therapy; it is a series of poses designed to heal and detoxify our bodies while building strength and alignment. The class is appropriate for anyone who has learned primary series mysore style or who has a consistent practice.
Led Second – The Second series of Ashtanga yoga is known as nadi shodhana which means nerve cleansing. Second series focuses on back bending postures, deeper forward bending postures and some inversions; it is a counter balance to primary series. In Second series we purify the nervous system. After about one year of consistent practice most people are ready to learn the second series; this series is learned in a Mysore class — after you have learned the series in a Mysore class then Led Second is appropriate.
Beginners – Beginner’s learn individually with a teacher in any Mysore class. This is so we can individually adapt ashtanga yoga for each person. Initially you will make an appointment with a teacher; after a few weeks of working 1:1 with a teacher we will slowly teach you how to continue learning in the mysore classes, at this point will no longer need to make an appointment to come.
Yoga has many definitions, but the common element is self-awareness. Yoga practices are designed and intended to promote self-knowing, or the deepening of consciousness about who we are in relation to ourselves and the outside world. This allows us to live up to our full potential as a human being. By repeatedly connecting to ourselves via the body, breath, and mind we are practicing Yoga. We discover little by little, or in flashes of perception, Who we really are. This makes us capable of relating to the outer world in a way that reduces suffering for ourselves and others by allowing us to respond with Love and Acceptance.