Ashtanga Yoga in The Attic - The Hague

Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga yoga is a dynamic and athletic form of yoga that comprises six series of postures performed in a fixed sequence. The individual postures (asanas) are linked through vinyasa (flowing movements) synchronized with a steady focus on the breath.

Ashtanga yoga explained…

Ashtanga vinyasa yoga commonly referred to as “ashtanga yoga” nowadays, is a practice popularized by K. Pattabhi Jois in the early 20th century. It centers on a vigorous physical routine including a series of yoga postures linked together with flowing movements and breath to form a continuous sequence. This style of yoga demands an intense level of physical strength, flexibility, and endurance, resulting in a rigorous and challenging workout. Traditionally, ashtanga vinyasa yoga students would memorize the sequence and practice it together without instructions from a teacher. Teacher-led classes were introduced in later years.

In our ashtanga classes, we strive to maintain the authenticity of the Mysore style, under the guidance of highly qualified teachers who adhere to the principles established by the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute, founded by K. Pattabhi Jois in 1948.

Ashtanga Yoga Classes

We offer 3 types of ashtanga classes:

Led Ashtanga Class

In this class,a teacher guides the practice, adjusting and assisting with postures and leading the group of students through a series of postures all at the same time. No prior experience with ashtanga yoga is needed to participate in this class.

Mysore Class

In this class, students practice the ashtanga sequence together in the same room, at their own pace, with one-on-one guidance from the teacher as needed. Though we offer a couple of spots for beginners, we strongly recommend participating in at least two or three Led Ashtanga classes before you join a mysore class.

Open Shala/Mysore Club

In this class, we offer dedicated space for students to practice alongside one another, share their passion and stimulate mutual inspiration. It is important to note that since this class does not offer direct guidance from a teacher, it may not be suitable for absolute beginners.

Benefits of Ashtanga Yoga

Enhances physical strength, flexibility, and balance

Increases stamina, bone density and muscle strength

Controls bodyweight

Lowers blood pressure and relieves stress
Promotes mental clarity and develops better concentration

Our Ashtanga Yoga Teachers

Whether you are a beginner or have prior yoga experience, our experienced instructors are dedicated to guiding you through a carefully crafted sequence of asanas and breathing techniques, creating an environment that encourages inner exploration and rejuvenation. They are ready to provide personalized instruction and support, ensuring that you make the most of your Hatha Yoga practice. Embark on this transformative journey with us, and discover the path to a healthier, more balanced life.

Begin your journey

Whether you’re just starting out in yoga, or looking for something new as your goals change, adding an Ashtanga yoga class to your daily workout is a good way to keep your mind and body healthy and strong.

Yoga Classes in The Hague