Ashtanga Yoga for Beginners 6-Week Course

A course with Richard Dampney

  Starts Wed 7 Feb 2024


Learn the basics of Ashtanga, making this moving meditation as accessible to all as possible.

Wed 7th Feb 2024 ~ 1pm to 2pm (60mins)
Wed 14th Feb 2024 ~ 1pm to 2pm (60mins)
Wed 21st Feb 2024 ~ 1pm to 2pm (60mins)
Wed 28th Feb 2024 ~ 1pm to 2pm (60mins)
Wed 6th Mar 2024 ~ 1pm to 2pm (60mins)
Wed 13th Mar 2024 ~ 1pm to 2pm (60mins)

You can use your usual class passes.

About the class

Whether you're new to yoga, or new to Ashtanga - you're very welcome.

Over six lessons we'll cover the basics of the Ashtanga Primary Series, breaking down the standing sequence pose by pose, making this beautiful moving meditation as accessible to all as possible.

Expect a mindful practice, with a focus on matching breathing to movement, and a lot of fun as well.

Bring a yoga mat, your water bottle and wear warm layers that you can move freely in.

About Richard :

Richard began yoga in 2016, coming from a background in Chinese martial arts and Qi Gong. He tries hard to make yoga a daily practice, but doesn’t always succeed!

For the last two years he has practised mainly at OrangeYoga, and completed his 200 hours teacher training with Ian in 2023. He is currently beginning his 300 hours qualification.

He likes a strong Vinyasa flow, and styles such as Ashtanga and Rocket. He really enjoys playing with hand balances and inversions, and aims to incorporate these in his teaching so that they can be accessible to everyone.

As well as the physical challenge, he enjoys the feeling of connection and peace that yoga offers. Richard is keen to share his love of yoga, and the physical and mental benefits that it gives.

As a recently qualified teacher, he is aware of just how much there is still to learn, and is looking forward to continuing his studies and practice, and to sharing these with his fellow yoga students.