Pacific Ashtanga Yoga Shala is a Yoga School dedicated to student growth, inspiration and health. In addition to our full schedule of yoga classes the Shala offers teachings on yoga asana (postures), breath practice, mediation and philosophy. The weekly conference on Sunday is part of our semester studies and led by director, Diana Christinson. The teaching includes a book study to correspond to the semester theme.
Pacific Ashtanga Yoga Shala is part a beautiful linage of yoga from Mysore India. The Ashtanga Yoga system synchronizes breath and movement and in a progressive series of postures. The practice is holistic in keeping the body, mind and spirit vibrant and healthy.
This semester at the Shala we are studying the Koshas and reading "Light on Life" by B.K.S. Iyengar.
Please read Chapter 2, "Stability - The Physical Body (Asana)".
"It is my hope for all of you that the yoga philosophy and commitment to your studies gives your practice (Sadhana) depth and direction. Philosophy is often translated as "wisdom", and I believe that the understanding that comes from the Koshas will inspire each of you to root deeper into your practice and to continue to grow and expand your own beauty and wisdom." ~ Diana