ashtanga yoga san antonio
moon days 2020
It has always been the tradition in Ashtanga Yoga to rest from asana practice on new and full moon days. In observance of this tradition, on these days the mysore or led class will be canceled. The rest of the studio schedule will remain the same. To learn more about why we take rest on these days click here.
Hamsa is proud to partner with the Trini Foundation in supporting the recovery community in San Antonio and surrounding areas. Through the Trini Foundation's scholarship program, we offer monthly tuition assistance to individuals in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. If you are a scholarship candidate, please email to apply.
About the Foundation
The Trini Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to sharing Ashtanga yoga with those struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. It's our mission to provide yoga as a tool to aide in the recovery process and help those who are suffering maintain long-term sobriety.
For more information about their programming, visit - www.trinifoundation.org
The Trini Foundation offers tuition scholarships at studios around the country to those in recovery from addiction, and other economically disadvantaged individuals. These scholarships give everyone in the community access to the life-changing Ashtanga yoga practice under the supervision of trained yoga teachers. If you or someone you know might be a scholarship candidate, please contact us to apply. We award partial and full scholarships based on financial need.
Yoga for Recovery
The Trini Foundation works with treatment centers and recovery programs to bring the healing practice of Ashtanga yoga to those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. We know that when a person first gets sober, it is just the beginning of a life-long journey. It’s the Trini Foundation’s mission to support the recovery process during this critical time. Classes are run by experienced instructors who are prepared for the difficult situations and questions that may arise.
Registration deadline is June 1st.
the mysore method
Ashtanga yoga is a method of yoga involves synchronizing breath with a progressive series of postures, asanas, varying in difficulty and benefit. It is designed to purify the body, promote the proper functioning of the digestive system, build strength, and restore range of motion to the body. The method of practice taught in Ashtanga relies on linking postures with deep, even breathing and steady gazing with the eyes. The system of linking the breath with movement is known as vinyasa.
Mysore (named after Mysore, India) is the heart of Ashtanga Yoga and the student-teacher relationship is central to this approach.
The Mysore Method: It is a self‐paced practice where students are taught postures one at a time on an individual basis. The practice is cumulative, so each series of postures must be accomplished before proceeding to the next. As postures are learned and memorized, and as the student becomes steady in their practice, subsequent postures are taught and integrated into their existing practice. The Mysore style provides a unique opportunity to work one‐on‐one with the teacher.
In addition to Mysore, Led Primary classes are recommended in order to establish rhythm of the breath and vinyasa count. The Ashtanga system is not complete without incorporating both styles of learning. Typically, Ashtanga is practiced six days a week, with 1‐2 of the classes being led.