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{New Sangha Offering} Ashtanga Primary Series (Led Style)

May 26, 2011

Beginning Monday May 30th, Alana Kessler will be teaching Ashtanga Primary Series (Led Style).

For a comprehensive introduction to this class, regular attendance at Basic Ashtanga Tuesday evenings at 6 pm or Sunday afternoon at 12pm is recommended.  

In this dynamic class you will practice the traditional Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga.  Unique to this style of the led primary series, as we move through the sequence, students will advance through the series at a pace that suits the physical, energetic and subtle development of the practice. Specific instructions will be provided individually during class in certain postures addressing the specific needs of the student. This class is open to all levels focusing on instruction while linking breath with movement.

Primary series, also known as Yoga Chikitsa, means yoga therapy – a program that when done regularly cures your ailments and purifies the physical body, lengthening the backbody and strengthening the front body to prepare for deeper yogic practice — both physical and meditative.

Class will be held:

Sunday morning  10:30- 12pm,

Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings 7:30-9am,

Tuesday and Thursday afternoons ($10 community class) 12-1:30pm,

Tuesday evening 7:15 – 8:45pm

Monday, Wednesday  and Fridays afternoons 4:30-6pm &

Tuesday and Thursday evenings 7:15-8:45pm . 

Click here to view our current schedule.

About Alana:

Alana Kessler MS RD CDN CYT is the founder of Sangha Yoga Shala, a community nutrition, yoga and conscious living space located in New York City. Steadfast in her passion for healthy living,  she continues to deepen her knowledge through her many teachers and life itself, which she firmly believes is the greatest teacher of all. Through the integration of nutrition, yoga, mindfulness, and a dedicated personal practice of over a decade, Alana provides individuals with the practical tools they need to live more balanced and meaningful lives.  She founded Sangha Yoga Shala as a way of reaching a greater scope of individuals on a deeper level.

Eternally grateful to the people, experiences and education which have helped shape her practice and offering, Alana is currently influenced by Ashtanga Yoga as taught by the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and  is dedicated to a daily mysore style practice at Ashtanga Yoga New York with Eddie Stern.

Personally transformed by the cleansing and purifying sequencing of Ashtanga yoga, Alana’s classes are taught directly from her own personal practice, offering an intelligent, compassionate and physically challenging environment. Students are invited to embrace and transcend limitations by connecting breath with movement in a dynamic  meditative flow.

As a Registered Dietitian and Certified Ayurvedic practitioner with a Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics from NYU, Alana complements her teaching by encouraging and supporting individuals and groups to integrate nutrition, mindful lifestyle behaviors and yoga as an effective means to nurture and achieve their goals.

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