Yoga La Source

Ashtanga Sanskrit-counted class

starts Saturday 12 november 2016 at 11:00

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This class is taught in English.

The Sanskrit-counted primary series class puts an emphasis on the vinyasa quality of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Its main goal is to enhance the synchronicity between breath and movement within the practice. As a consequence, one experiences an enhanced steadying of the mind, deeper and calmer breathing, and a greater ease in flowing through asanas and vinyasas. The flowing practice eventually resembles meditation in movement. Using Sanskrit count and breathing as the objects of meditation allows one to transcend the body, thus shifting the focus away from asana performance.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The technical instructions given by the teacher are minimal. Therefore, this class is only intended for students having a solid practice of standing and most seated asanas of the primary Ashtanga vinyasa series. However, the mastery of full primary series is not a pre-requisite, and the teacher will give the options for typical challenging asanas at the beginning of the class. Thereafter, the teacher primarily guides the Sanskrit count and breathing for the student to experience the synchronization of breath and movement.


If you are a term student with credits from canceled classes this term, you may use a credit to attend this special Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga replacement class.

Unlike using a credit for a normally scheduled weekly course, this class is added as an "event" for credit-users only. Therefore, your registration is final. If canceled, the credit will be lost, but we appreciate your canceling by email if you cannot attend so that someone else may participate.


Workshop Cost: 0

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Style: Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga vinyasa is a hatha yoga practice transmitted to Pattabhi Jois from the great yoga master Krishnamacharya. It is for students seeking an invigorating approach that purifies, stimulates and energizes. It consists of postures practiced in a fluid rhythm with a concentrated breath, steady gaze, and internal contractions to direct vital energy. Due to the dynamic nature of this practice, one feels completely energized and purified in each cell of the body and also in the mind. Go to the Ashtanga yoga page.

Teacher: Marija Bjekovic

Marija Bjekovic Marija first came to yoga through Bikram Yoga in Serbia in 2006 and was immediately drawn to it. Since her move to Luxembourg in 2008, she has been a regular student of Denise Pesch. The physical, emotional and mental benefits that she experienced through the inner exploration with yoga made her realise that she wanted to become a yoga teacher. She obtained her Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga teacher diploma with John and Lucy Scott in 2015. The asana practice within the Ashtanga Vinyasa system is strong, challenging and very rewarding. The attitude of listening, allowing and accepting the intelligence of one’s body-mind is crucial. She wants to encourage students to nurture this loving and caring inner attitude, as through it, their experience not only of asana but of life itself may beautifully change. Go to Marija's page.

Location: Strassen

With oak floors and a warm ambience with a view from the terrace of an occasional grazing sheep, our new Strassen center is a haven from the hustle and bustle of city life, located on route d'Arlon near rue de Reckenthal, just 200m from the A6/E25 autoroute. Go to the Strassen page.