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© 2017 Yoga Jai, Nelson, New Zealand

CONTACT:

E: tiffanyfbird@hotmail.com

M: 0204 1044 878

Yoga Jai: 105 Rutherford St, Nelson 

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a beautiful sequential set of postures linked together with an emphasis on breath. The combining of movement & Ujjayi breath create heat in the body encouraging flexibility & detoxification through sweating. Ashtanga builds strength both physical & mental, leading the practitioner towards a greater feeling of confidence & clarity.

This style of yoga was introduced to the west by Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009). The sequences were taught to him by his teacher Shri T Krishnamacharya. The tradition continues with Pattabhi Jois' grandson Sharath.

Tiffany's first Ashtanga teacher was Matthew Sweeney, she met him on a 500 hr Yoga Teacher Training  she completed in Byron Bay in 2001 with Yoga Arts. She then apprenticed with him for a year & he remains her main teacher. She visits him yearly to deepen her own practice & teaching skills & values his ongoing mentor ship.

Tiffany teaches workshops in NZ & Self Practice (Mysore Style) classes in Nelson, where both Ashtanga & Vinyasa Krama Sequences are supported. Each student is taught on an individual basis within a group context. This enables both beginners & experienced students to practice in the same class. The  class environment is both focused & supportive of new comers.

Testimonials

Marama Mayrick

Nelson, NZ

Tiffany is a skilled teacher who has patiently helped me improve my Ashtanga yoga practice. Tiffany meets you where you are at in your practice, and is welcoming and inclusive for all levels. I have been practicing Ashtanga yoga for twelve years and Tiffany is one of the best teachers I have been taught by. 

Anina Nadig

Nelson, NZ & Zurich, Switzerland

Tiffany is a very warm-hearted and supportive yoga teacher and I feel lucky to be her student.... I really appreciate her vast background, her precise and clear adjustments and her effort see each student individually on their own yoga journey.

For me personally, Ashtanga Yoga is about connecting to the breath, which brings me back into my body and eventually helps me to slow down my thinking patterns, so the thoughts can dissolve and my yoga practice becomes a form of a moving meditation.

Ashtanga Yoga might seem from the outside as a rather physically demanding yoga practice, but you can choose to practice with "ahimsa" (in a non-harming gentle way) and try to find that sweet spot of a perfect balance of effort and surrender.

What I really appreciate about having an Ashtanga Yoga self-practice is that whenever I am travelling or there is no teacher around I have my own practice. All it needs, is a little bit of dedication and discipline to roll out the mat and start breathing.

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