MY CT is dedicated to the teachings and lineage of the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and his grandson Sharath Jois. Classes run in the mornings, Mondays – Fridays starting 6am to 9am and Saturday from 7am, with a resting day on Sundays. Start each day feeling calm, centered and balanced and energised.
Led by senior Ashtanga teacher Sharlien Rofail who has developed and grown this practice in Cape Town.
Ashtanga Yoga seeks to create a union of body, mind and spirit. The practice we teach was introduced to the West through the work of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in the city of Mysore, India.
The word “ashtanga” means eight limbs, and refers to the eight areas that make up yoga. All eight limbs carry equal weight, although asana, the physical practice of the postures, is for all practical purposes the best place for any student to begin. The others are yama (moral codes), niyama (self-purification and study), pranayama (breath control), pratyahara (sense control), dharana (concentration), dhyana (meditation), and samadhi (total peace). In practice we work with body, gaze and breath to purify the body, seeking to eliminate the six poisons that prevent us from seeing the divine. They are kaama (lust), krodha (anger), moha (attachment), lobha (greed), matsarya (jealousy) and mada (pride).
With the physical practice you are bound to work up a sweat and improve your fitness. While the health benefits are what attract many people to yoga in the first place, they are a happy by-product. The real goal is to create balance, allowing us to live in peace and harmony with others and the rest of creation.
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