We practise accessible sequences based on primary and second series – with a functional movement twist – and end with some time to connect in words. Suitable for those with some ashtanga / dynamic yoga experience. Professional dancers and those with a good level of fitness are also welcome. If you are a beginner, please come to Mysore practice.
What students say
“I stumbled on Jess’s ashtanga class when I was looking for an introduction to yoga after three years of intensive tai chi martial arts training. In Jess I found a teacher who can hold a space where I feel safe, supported and yet challenged. Feeling her dedication, research and open-minded attitude to her own practice and her desire to share it with us in her mindful classes has been a constant for me this year and has inspired me to hold my personal practice with dedication and mindfulness. The emotional and physical benefits are priceless and so rewarding.”—Lottie
“Jess's ashtanga classes are amazing. They are quite challenging, but Jess is a great teacher who takes time to adjust and explain the poses and breathing in detail. The class leaves me feeling like I’ve already achieved a lot early on a Saturday morning. I would seriously recommend it to anyone who is interested in yoga!”—Lea
“I love Jess’s ashtanga classes. She has a beautiful teaching style. I have learnt so much and I am feeling very differently about myself in my body. Thank you, Jess. You have given me some of my confidence back.”—Jodie
“I am so glad I found Jess’s classes. I was looking for something to give me my first bit of ‘me’ time after the birth of my baby, but I didn’t want to sign up to any old yoga class – I wanted to feel physically challenged and some of the local classes I’ve dabbled with have been a bit wishy washy and the instructor didn’t teach much technique or breathing. The class has been really enjoyable and definitely lived up to my expectations. I feel stretched, challenged, rejuvenated and energised afterwards, and it’s a great way for me to unwind.”—Leah
“The ashtanga class is my fitness class and it works really rapidly. I improve my suppleness and stamina after a few sessions. Ashtanga makes me feel very strong. I have been so unwell with my back pain that I have not been able to walk properly but I am nearly healed completely now ... I consider my yoga class to be both a physical and a spiritual commitment to myself.”—Tinsel
“Ashtanga is my ‘me’ time which supports me both physically and mentally by giving me space and peace. The practice guided by Jess has supported me in understanding the meaning of process and presence, which is very important to me as I have a physical condition which fluctuates and I need to be able to adjust in the moment in order to cope with my everyday life as well as with my practice. It is also crucial to me in my career as a contemporary dancer. The practice Jess provides feeds into my dance practice as well, strengthening and aligning me in an appropriate way, and I can bring issues or things that I am working on within dance class into my ashtanga practice to feed my practice and develop further.”—Anna
“I do the ashtanga vinyasa and the restorative yin yoga. I love doing both as they complement each other so well, the yin bringing a perfect balance to the fast and energetic ashtanga vinyasa. I have such a wonderful, helpful healing time in Jess’s classes, plus I get fit as a bonus.”—Belinda
Time: Sundays 8.30–10am. The class is recorded and is available for one week for those who can’t make this time.
Cost: £12 / £10 low income / £6 financial hardship. To decide which rate is appropriate for you, please read the fee policy.