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.