Guided Self-Practice of Ashtanga Yoga + Ashtanga Primary Series Counted Class

Guided Self-Practice of Ashtanga Yoga

The ashtanga yoga sequence is designed to regulate the nervous system – the guided self-practice method is a holistic meditative movement discipline that affects the whole mind body organism. Using three points of concentration it brings you into a state of inner presence. Having a quiet space to move, breathe and meet oneself in silence is an invaluable start to each day.


This is not a led class in the traditional sense – you will be taught individually, at your level, as you learn the sequence posture-by-posture, until you know it from memory. Whilst there is a strong relational aspect between the facilitator  and practitioner, Corrie applies an autonomous approach to encourage personal inquiry and ultimately deepen your understanding of the postures. This makes for a very rich experience. 


This is an accessible and inclusive class that will teach you to practise in a way that supports your everyday life. Finding your body’s unique entry point to each posture will allow you to build healthy movement patterns, equalise your body’s imbalances and facilitate somatic healing. Over time, practitioners can become more intentional, congruent, and personally aligned.


This class is a drop-in class which means you may arrive any time before and up to 45 mins before class ends. Please be ready to begin your closing sequence 20 mins before class ends.


Music is not used in this class.


Please wear a top that covers your torso and bottoms that come to at least mid-thighs. This is an inclusive space that recognises cultural difference, trauma and able-ism.


Please bring a hand towel.


Complete beginners to experienced  – no prior knowledge of poses, or sequence necessary.

Ashtanga Primary Series Counted Class

This class is taught in the original ‘Mysore’ fashion where its function is to complement the guided-self-practice ashtanga class. It prioritises the concentrative practice of tristhanam (unison of breath, gaze, movement), via the precision of the Sanskrit count. 


Because it is aimed at those who have a regular ashtanga guided-self-practice, limited asana instruction is given. Emphasis is on the flow of the collective rather than the technique of the individual. As the group moves and breathes together, each practitioner supports the other, enriching and uplifting the communal practice.


This is a two hour class. The pace is slow and steady. Sitting pranayama is included. 


Music is not used in this class.

Not suited to complete beginners. Familiarity with the sequence and postures is recommended.


  • Personal practice since 1999: Primary, Intermediate, Advanced A Series. Working through Advanced B.
  • Authorised level 2 by Sharath Jois (2014)
  • Functional Range Conditioning mobility specialist FRCms. (2020)
  • 200 hours of 121 movement and hand balance coaching (2018-2021)
  • MA Traditions of Yoga and Meditation – SOAS (2017)
  • PG Cert. Foundation of Psychotherapy and Counselling – Regents University  (2019)
  • Trainee Doctor of Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy NSPC  (Current)


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