ASHTANGA YOGA SHALA JYVÄSKYLÄ
"THE JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES
BEGINS WITH THE FIRST STEP" - THE BUDDHA
Welcome to Ashtanga Yoga Shala - Jyväskylä (AYSJ). We are an Ashtanga Yoga school dedicated to the practice of yoga in the lineage of R. Sharath Jois, the former Director of the Krishna Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute, KPJAYI, in Mysore, and now the Director of SYC, the Sharath Yoga Centre. Following this lineage, we humbly dedicate our practice and teaching with the hope to inspire students to develop a regular Ashtanga Mysore practice which can lead to a more balanced, healthy and fulfilling life. AYSJ is the first and only dedicated Ashtanga Yoga school in Jyväskylä with a resident SYC Authorized Teacher, Bela Lipat, running a daily Ashtanga Yoga Mysore style program. KPJAYI, the Krishna Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, South India is where the lineage of Ashtanga Yoga has been cultivated for many years and passed on from teacher to student. The current lineage holder is R. Sharath Jois, of the SYC.
We extend a warm welcome to you. Come join us for practice and community in the heart of Jyväskylä.
Ashtanga Yoga Shala - Jyväskylä
The practice of Ashtanga Yoga is a dynamic system that consists of a precise sequence of poses (asana), breath control, gazing point (drishti), or Trishtana, and internal energetic locks (bandhas). Each pose in the sequence is a preparation for the next. Practiced in its correct sequential order, Ashtanga yoga gradually leads the practitioner to rediscover his or her fullest potential on all levels of human consciousness: physical, psychological and spiritual. Through this practice of Trishtana, we gain control of the senses and a deep awareness of ourselves. By maintaining this discipline with regularity and devotion, one acquires steadiness of body and mind. At Ashtanga Yoga Shala -Jyväskylä, students learn the fixed order of postures in an assisted self-practice setting with hands on adjustments known as Mysore Style and the traditional Sanskrit counted Led Class.
“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the Self.”