Ashtanga Yoga

ashtanga yoga newbury berkshire

Ashtanga Yoga is is a highly structured vinyasa-style class. There are five Ashtanga asana (exercise) series and each student must master every pose of the first series before moving onto the second series. These introductory classes with Susan are designed to help people master the first series.

Weekly 1hr classes Tuesdays 17:30-18:30 £10 per session
Monthly 2hr classes Sundays 10:00-12:00 (see dates below) £20 per session
with Susan Tominey

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Dynamic Yoga Practise

Ashtanga Yoga is a highly structured style of yoga popularised by K. Pattabhi Jois during the 20th centuary. Ashtanga means eight limbs or branches of yoga and in class we will focus on three of these; Asana (physical posture), Pranayama (breath) and Dhyana (meditation).

Ashtanga yoga is a dynamic, physically demanding practise which synchronises smooth breath, steady posture and concentrated gaze.  There is a defined set of asanas (postures)  linked by vinyasa (a specific series of movements). These three elements combine seamlessly into rituals of movement.

Once the sequence of movement is familiar to you, your practice will become both physical and meditative.

The smaller class number (8 maximum) at The Wellbeing Centre means that you you will receive individual modifications and alignments to ensure that you get the most from your experience of Ashtanga.

Prices & Booking Information

Susan is running weekly 1hr classes Tuesday evenings 17:30-18:30. These sessions cost £10 each or you can save 10% on a 6-class package which you can buy here >>

She is also offering a 2hr monthly workshop to enable you to practice the entire 1st series of ashtanga exercises in one session. These sessions cost £20 or you can incorporate them into your 6-class package (each 2hr workshop will count as 2 classes).

Upcoming dates for the 2hr Workshops:

  • Sunday 30th September 10:00 – 12:00
  • Sunday 21st October 10:00 – 12:00
  • Sunday 18th November 10:00 – 12:00
  • Sunday 9th December 10:00 – 12:00

Places are limited to 8 people per class for either the weekly classes or the monthly workshops so please pre-book to avoid disappointment. Booking is available online – please click on the button below:

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Alternatively, you can contact The Wellbeing Centre Reception Team on 01635 552874 to make your booking. The Reception is available to take drop-in and telephone enquiries weekdays 9:30am – 5:30pm (excluding Bank Holidays).

About Sarah Tominey

I am a part time maths teacher in a local secondary school. My yoga journey began several years ago when I discovered Vinyasa Flow yoga. The feeling of mental and physical wellbeing I got from my practice encouraged me to try many different styles of yoga. Ashtanga yoga offered the right balance of physical workout and mental calm which I found irresistable.

I am a qualified yoga teacher and member of the Yoga Aliance. I completed my Yoga Teacher Training (RYT 200) at Vimoksha Yoga School in Goa, India. I am passionate about Ashtanga yoga which is  a whole life stye choice leading to self knowledge and self acceptance.

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