This class offers a comfortable introduction for students new to the Ashtanga tradition an easy and accessible way to explore this meditative practice.
*Proceeds from these classes will go into DYC's Hanuman Fund, a scholarship program that assists aspiring yoga students and instructors in their training.
Dallas Yoga Center's Beg - Level 1 classes gives students newer to yoga the opportunity to return to the fundamentals of yoga in a fun, non-competitive environment. These classes introduce breathing techniques, emphasize proper alignment, and are designed to give you a firm foundation on which your practice can flourish. Perfect for students who have never practiced yoga before, and those who are returning to yoga after a break.
Level 1-2 classes will delve further into more advanced postures and students should be comfortable in inversions.
The pace of these classes is faster, you will go deeper, and your teacher will help you achieve breakthroughs in your practice and your self-awareness. We recommend you have a year of solid yoga under your mat before you join 2-3 classes. Expect to be transformed.
Classes will explore the ability to practice mindfulness throughout our daily lives based on central themes. During each session, we will use breathing, sensory experiences, visualization, intention, or mindful movement techniques. At the end of the class, you will have the opportunity to ask questions, talk about your experiences, and discuss physiological and psychological outcomes. Mindfulness has been shown to reduce stress, improve attention, cope with difficult situations, and increase feelings of compassion.
All levels welcome; previous background is not needed to begin.
Comfortable clothes suggested. Chairs will be available.
Through the daily practice of Ashtanga we draw it into ourselves, understand it, and become proficient in its methods, thereby reaping its wide range benefits. Please join if you’d like to draw upon its riches.
Ashtanga is a system of yoga originally transmitted by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India and today the system is being transmitted by his grandson, Sharath Jois.
Led Primary Class
The Led Primary Series class is taught to enhance the regular Mysore style practice. Led class reinforces the proper vinyāsa system – when to inhale and when to exhale as we enter into and out of each posture. Guruji emphasized the importance of this by telling students, “When vinyāsa is perfect, the mind is under control.” He even said, “That’s the main thing controlling the mind.” (Yoga International 1995, Sandra Anderson).
For both new and experienced students, led class is an important compliment to a regular Mysore practice. It’s an opportunity to ensure that each vinyāsa is being learned and practiced correctly. Furthermore, surrendering to the teacher’s count and pacing, is an opportunity to increase both our internal and external strength, and our relationship with the traditional lineage.
There are also Intro to Mysore workshops offered every other month on the weekend which provide an even fuller foundation for beginning a Mysore Ashtanga practice including Theory, Foundations, Practice and Cheat Sheets to take home.
We highly recommend attending one of these workshops!
This series is appropriate for students who have been released from their doctor’s care and have completed physical therapy. Parameters for participation include: the ability to get up and down off the floor without assistance, freedom from medical devices, and no active disc issues. Students with joint replacements may need a private session prior to joining series to learn modifications specific to their replacement and range of motion.
Please feel free to email or call the front desk for additional information or questions regarding this class and to determine if private instruction, a session with one of our holistic practitioners, or a referral to a physician, is a more appropriate direction for your specific circumstances.
With over 90 classes per week to choose from, DYC offers vigorous and physically challenging classes as well as calming restorative yoga, soma yoga, and yin yoga to relax and soothe the nervous system. Whether you are seeking a soft gentle approach or a more dynamic, challenging form, DYC yoga includes asana, meditation, breathwork and deep relaxation to balance mind, body and spirit.
DYC provides the tools for a healthy yoga practice that progressively builds strength, increases self esteem, and is life-enhancing. Studies have repeatedly shown that yoga is known to heal physical injury, reduce mental stress, and eliminate emotional exhaustion. Yoga can be exceptionally therapeutic, in fact, many doctors will write prescriptions for their patients to participate in classes at the Dallas Yoga Center. When practiced in a mindful, intelligent manner, yoga practice at the Dallas Yoga Center provides many incredible benefits for both women and men.