Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is an intense practice, and it tends to attract people who are somewhat driven. You have to have a certain amount of passion to get on your mat each morning and sweat through a self-directed hour and a half of postures and actually enjoy the practice. But I’d like to clarify a few points, because Ashtanga sometimes takes a bad rap where it’s not deserved. Here are a few of the more common ones you may have heard.
What I love about teaching beginners is the complete absence of preconception. Being a beginner means opening to something new. Openness is the most important tool we have when learning. Openness is not just about flexible hips or shoulder joints. Openness means acceptance, curiosity and humility.