What do I need to bring to class?
All equipment (yoga mats, meditation cushions and some blankets) is provided. If you might want more padding for sitting practice, please bring some simple house cushions or an extra blanket to class. Wear ‘layered’ clothing, so that you can be comfortable during the different phases of the class.
How do I get to the studio?
Ashtanga Yoga Melbourne, the studio where we practise, is conveniently located about 7 minutes walk from Flinders Street Station. It is also just beside the famous Hosier Lane. The easiest way to travel is to take the train to Flinders Street Station. Some students park their cars at inner suburban stations and travel the last part into the CBD on the train.
What class should I attend?
If you are new to yoga, the Monday class is most suitable.
If you have some experience with postures, but little experience with sitting and pranayama, this class is also recommended (at least for one course).
Students considering attending the Thursday class are requested to speak with Antonia prior to attending.
Can I attend both the Monday and the Thursday classes?
Some students choose to attend both classes each week. The Monday class allows them to refine their foundational practice, and to attend to nuances of the so-called ‘simpler’ postures. The Thursday class allows them to continue to deepen their understanding and to work in a subtle and committed way. Please speak with Antonia if you would like to attend both courses.
What do I need to get started in a home practice?
Vijñāna yoga requires very few accessories.
There are, however, a few things that it can be helpful to have:
- a yoga mat
- a meditation cushion / bolster – or
- blankets for folding into a cushion (and for relaxation)
- the Vijñāna Yoga Timer
- the Vijñāna Practice Manual (Beginners or General)
The last two are available through the website for Vijñāna Yoga International.