September at Ashtanga Anatomy

With summer ending and autumn just around the corner, come and join us over the next few weeks for our regular ashtanga yoga classes, some exciting weekend workshops, personalised therapies and treatments to support your yoga practice and wellbeing.

In this Ashtanga Anatomy Issue

•Mysore-style Ashtanga Yoga Classes

•Turn your World Upsidedown Workshop

•Trigger Point Therapy, Mysofascial Release and Massage

•Weekend Workshop with Laruga Glaser

Mysore-style Ashtanga Yoga Classes
AYM 38 King St. West, Manchester, M3 2WZ
Monday 7:30-9:30pm Yasmin and James
Wednesday 7:30-9:30pm James
Saturday 11:00-1:00pm Yasmin
Cost: £10 drop-in / £9 – 6 class card
Immerse yourself in the Ashtanga Yoga method, learning this practice with one-to-one teaching in a group setting. Mysore-style classes help you build a solid foundation of breath and core connection to carry you forward safely and mindfully in your practice. All levels of experience welcome from beginners to advanced practitioners.
To find out more or to book a place please email:

Treatments and Therapy
James Henson has many years of in depth experience working as a physical and sports therapist. The main focus of his bespoke and highly effective treatments is trigger point therapy and myofascial release (a form of deep bodywork) to correct structural and postural imbalances, heal soft tissue injuries and relieve chronic pain. Treatments also include sports massage techniques, assisted stretching, acupuncture, remedial exercises and Kinesio taping based on an assessment of the client’s specific needs. James has a unique vision and insight of the body’s fascinating tissue systems and has learned to see and feel exactly which approach is appropriate and to encourage each individual he sees to move towards balance and freedom.
To book an appointment or discuss a treatment please call or email James:
07792 934240

Inversions Workshop
Sunday 13 September 2015
AYM 38 King St. West, Manchester, M3 2WZ
10:00 – 12:00 Led Ashtanga Yoga Class
In the first half of the workshop you will practice Ashtanga yoga with the traditional vinyasa count. You will receive assistance, adjustments and guidance for your personal practice from Yasmin and James. This class is suitable for all Ashtanga Yoga practitioners including beginners. Particular attention will be provided to the development correct breath, bandha and drishti.

12:30-14:30 Inversions for Everyone
Break a sweat while learning to turn upside down, safely balance on your head, arms and hands. The magic of inversions will be demystified and made approachable so that every practitioner who is not afraid to put in the work can feel the benefits of inversions in the Ashtanga yoga system. Whether you are going upside down for the first time in your asana practice, or if you are more experienced aiming to hold inversions with more steadiness and without support, this workshop is appropriate for you!
£28/class, £50 full workshop
Click on the link below to book your place:

Ashtanga Yoga Weekend Workshop with Laruga Glaser
23-25 October 2015
Manchester Yoga Central, Victoria Warehouse, Trafford Wharf Rd, Stretford, Manchester M17 1AB
£140 – full workshop
For BACS and PayPal payment options to book your place please email:

Spend three days exploring the practice of Ashtanga yoga, as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and currently R. Sharath Jois of Mysore, India. This workshop will benefit practitioners of all levels of experience, from beginners to more advanced. We are initially taking bookings for the full weekend workshop.

Friday 23 October
18:30-20:30 Led Primary Series with traditional vinyasa counts
Saturday 24 October
10:00-12:00 Mysore style –Staggered start times
13:00-15:30 Dynamic Transitions
Learn the dynamics of flight. In this class experience helpful techniques accessing the sometimes- daunting part of the Ashtanga Vinyasa system, the jump-back and jump-through. Though challenging, need not be elusive to the practice, and believe it or not, the primary series prepares one to do so. Time will be taken to break down the parts and give useful tools to build inner strength and allow vinyasas to naturally become fluid and graceful. Open to all who enjoy a little challenge and fun experimentation!
Sunday 25 October
10:00-12:00 Mysore style –Staggered start times
13:00-15:30 Arm Balance with Power and Grace
Experience the exhilaration of arm balances in a playful and explorative way, while learning the basic elements and foundational techniques to successfully construct an arm balance practice. Proper alignment, strength building as well as energizing the subtle body will be addressed in this inspiring and informative workshop for all levels.