The primary series of Ashtanga yoga is a precise sequence of postures, linked together with vinyasa sequences. Sri K. Pattabhi Jois created this foundational practice which provides the basis for the other five ashtanga vinyasa sequences. Ashtanga yoga includes a specific breathing technique, use of bandhas (energetic locks), drishti (gaze points), and coordinated movement with the breath.
The Sanskrit name for the primary series is yoga chikitsa, which can be interpreted as “yoga therapy;” it is believed to heal the mind and body.
To be mindful of time, this class cuts a few select postures from the traditional series, but will hold as closely to the lineage as possible.
Mondays & Wednesdays
6:30am - 7:45am
At Dwell Yoga Collective or on Zoom
Gina’s yoga class is honestly one of my favorite classes to attend here in Cruces! I never really considered myself “good at yoga”, but she has been so encouraging and just fosters a safe space to practice in because I never feel embarrassed to try new things when I’m taking her class. Even if I’m busy, I make time in my schedule to go since I always leave feeling refreshed! I highly recommend trying out any of her classes if you’re looking for an amazing and well-versed yoga teacher!!
Roselyn, Yoga Student & Medical Student