Intro to Ashtanga

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Studio A
1016 N Garfield st.
Arlington, VA 22201

"Intro to Ashtanga" is a comprehensive experience that aims to introduce you to the fundamental aspects of the Ashtanga yoga system.
This dynamic and physically demanding style of yoga focuses on a specific sequence of postures, meticulously linked together with synchronized breathing. In this class, our experienced instructors will expertly guide you through the primary series, incorporating essential elements such as breath control (pranayama), drishti (gazing point), and vinyasa (flow) transitions.

During the sessions, we will not only work on building strength and flexibility, but also emphasize the cultivation of mindfulness and self-awareness. Whether you are a complete beginner or have some prior yoga experience, this class is thoughtfully designed to provide you with a structured introduction to Ashtanga.
Our aim is to ensure that you have the space and opportunity to grow at your own pace, allowing for a gradual and gratifying exploration of Ashtanga yoga.
Prepare yourself for a challenging yet immensely rewarding experience that will set the stage for a deeper understanding and practice of Ashtanga. We look forward to accompanying you on this transformative journey!

James Tedeschi

James Tedeschi is a dedicated and passionate Ashtanga Yoga teacher with 10 years of experience.

With a deep understanding of the practice, James guides students on a
transformative journey towards physical and mental well-being.
Having discovered Ashtanga Yoga during a challenging time in his life, the practice became a
powerful tool for self-discovery, awakening and healing. Inspired by the profound impact it had,
James availed himself to share this ancient practice with others, becoming a Registered Yoga
teacher in 2017.

James has studied with Son Hui Yi, Jennifer Elliott, Carroll Ann Friedman, Saraswathi Jois and Ty
Landrum, to name a few.
He received the Ashtanga yoga practice through “prampara,” direct
lineage teaching, from all students and authorized teachers of Pattabhi Jois.

His classes are known for their dynamic and energetic flow, combining traditional Ashtanga sequences with modifications to suit students of all levels.
With a focus on breath, alignment, and awareness James, creates a safe and supportive environment for students to explore their practice and deepen their understanding of themselves.

Beyond the physical aspects of yoga, James believes in the holistic benefits of the practice.
Through Ashtanga Yoga, James aims to help students cultivate inner strength, resilience, and a
sense of peace.

As a lifelong learner, James continues to deepen his knowledge and understanding of yoga
through regular workshops, retreats, and self-study. This commitment to personal growth
allows James to bring fresh insights and inspiration to his teaching, ensuring a dynamic and
evolving experience for students.

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