Hello! and welcome to my very first blog for my brand new website!

I wanted to make these blogs informative and practical so I have made short video’s of the first two Sun Salutations (A +B) in the Ashtanga sequence.

So what things are important to know about Sun Salutation A?

  1. There are 9 Vinyasa (breath led movements) in total in Sun Salutation ‘A’
  2. Each movement has its own corresponding inhalation or exhalation.
  3. We complete 5 Sun Salutation ‘A’ at the beginning of the Ashtanga sequence
  4. There are many other ‘types’ of Sun Salutation but ‘A’ and ‘B’ as they are known are specific to the Ashtanga Vinyasa System
  5. If you cannot do the ‘push up’ part of the Sun Salutation. You can easily modify by letting your knees come to the floor (I will post a video on how to modify this Sun Salutation soon!
    Enjoy your practice!

Sophie x
"Sophie teaches Mysore at Yoga West, which I also attend. I have practiced Mysore with a number of teachers in various countries but my experience of practicing with Sophie is perhaps the best. She is hugely friendly and energetic off the mat but serious and very attentive without being intrusive on the mat. My Mysore and indeed my yoga practice has benefited hugely from her teaching and I look forward to continuing to practice with her"

James - Yoga Studio Owner

"Sophie's immense experience and passion for yoga are evident through her teaching. Her led Ashtanga classes are always challenging with a focus on building strength whilst encouraging a deep steady breath. She tries to give students a Mysore practice experience in led classes by giving individual instruction to students. Sophie's Mysore self-practice classes are a special experience. She patiently encourages her students to advance their practice by deepening postures and exploring new asana. My personal practice continues to transform through regular practice under Sophie's teaching."

Gill

"Sophie has been my Ashtanga yoga teacher since 2012. At the time I was not looking specifically to follow the Ashtanga path; I just wanted some yoga to improve flexibility, but Sophie’s infectious enthusiasm captured me. Sophie’s approach is always fun and friendly and is supported by her own continued learning. Through example and encouragement, she has a way of making attainable what might at first seem impossible. In Sophie’s classes, her attention to detail is respectful of the tradition without being fanatical. Her adjustments are always adapted to ‘where I am’ on the path – you get one-to-one teaching even in a group setting. I feel privileged and lucky to have ‘accidentally’ become one of Sophie’s pupils and friends, and would encourage anyone who wants to get better acquainted with their bodies to give Sophie a try."

Nick

"Sophie is a wonderful teacher with a clear passion for yoga. Her classes have the perfect balance between discipline and focus on the practice and fun. Sophie demonstrates the depth of her knowledge and experience in many ways but most notably through her instruction of the class, the adjustments that she makes and the alternatives that she offers to progress specific postures or to address different levels of strength and flexibility as well as any injuries. Learning from Sophie is very enjoyable and you really feel your practice develop over time because, even in a busy class, Sophie provides a great deal of individual instruction. Highly recommended!"

Zoe

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