Traditional Ashtanga Yoga Classes
The traditional method of learning Ashtanga Yoga. Students are instructed on an individual basis to learn and maintain practicing the traditional sequences of Ashtanga Yoga over time with hands on adjustments, personalized guidance from the teacher, and attention to special needs. This is NOT a led class.
This is a great way for beginners to establish a practice. No previous knowledge of the Ashtanga system is required to establish a practice. It is designed for students who are able to commit to attending at least two days a week over a long period of time. Otherwise, I would recommend taking led classes. For visitors who are here for a short period of time, I recommend taking led classes. Any class on the schedule other than Mysore and Self Practice are led classes. There are a wide variety to choose from especially in the Summer. For visiting Ashtangis who already have an established practice, you are welcome to join us for practice.
The time interval listed on the class schedule is NOT a definite start and stop time. It is NOT a 2 1/2 hour class. The times listed are an open time slot in which students are welcome to come and go on their own time. The duration of your practice is adaptable to the needs of the day. Right now the best arrival time is between 7:30am-9am in the morning and 5:30pm-6pm in the evening. Right now the best arrival time is between 7:30am-9am. In this setting you can customize your practice to your needs daily. There is nothing like it! Come, take practice!
For more detailed information about Mysore click here.
A traditional led Ashtanga Yoga class tailored to the varying levels of the students present. Brief explanation if necessary. Designed to be quick for the lunch time hour.
Introduction to Ashtanga
Basics of yoga philosophy, breath, and movement. Led through fundamental postures of the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga, also known as Yoga Chikitsa, or Yoga Therapies. All students begin with the Primary Series.
Led through more of the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga.
Led through the entire Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga.
Vinyasa Based Yoga Classes
these classes do not follow traditional Ashtanga Yoga sequencing
Led through a creative sequence of postures linked with breathing
This is a multi-level Vinyasa Yoga class held on the beach at the Bonnet Street Beach Access. Meet at the Beach Access. The Beach Access is located on the beach road across the street from the studio. Drive a bit South. MP 11. Across the street from Galaxy Golf. Bring your own mat or towel, water, and wear sunscreen. Cash or check preferred. Included in passes. In case of rain, class will be cancelled. Check our website or FB page for cancellation. Click here to view our Beach Yoga page for more details.
Grouded in the roots of Ashtanga, we will warm up with tradition, then concentrating the majority of the class on the teaching of Joseph Pilates with a twist. Pilates focuses on the core, creating strength from within and stability for the back and body. The combination will lengthen and strengthen your muscles. We will use props, such as bands and balls.
Yoga Nidra is an ancient form of meditation, used to guide students to a hypnogogic state. In this state, one is able to float between the realms of sleep and wakefulness to access deep levels of healing. In this meditation, the student lies comfortably on his/her mat and is guided through a series of intentions, relaxation techniques, and visualizations. Get ready to create new neuropathways, release long-held tensions/blockages, and rest in bliss.
A multi-level Vinyasa Yoga class done by donation. Bring something to exchange, $5-$15 suggested donation, however, we graciously accept a donation of any amount. All food donations go to the Outer Banks Food Pantry.
Buddhist Meditation / Dharma Discussion Group
Open to Everyone. The Outer Banks Sangha is part of the English Language Sangha of Dong Hung Buddhist Temple in Virginia Beach. Our meetings feature a period of meditation followed by dharma discussion that will be based on the teachings of Buddhism and mindfulness. We will learn about the core Buddhist practices of Insight, Morality and Concentration (Prajna, Sila, Samadhi) and about how Buddhist practice is for our everyday lives and challenges. Buddhism is about wise, compassionate living and this will be an opportunity to look into what that can mean for each of us. Mindfulness is the practice of intentional awareness in the moment, and of being able to respond effectively in the moment to life’s challenges. We follow the Vietnamese Zen (Thien) Buddhist tradition and are interested in learning more about the Dharma (Buddha’s teachings), developing our personal spiritual practices, and developing Dharma practice that fits our modern lives. Expect the groups to be very friendly, relaxed and welcoming. We will meet for an hour, and then there is usually more informal discussion after that for those that are interested in staying a bit later.