Ashtanga Intermediate Series

Deepen your ashtanga practice in this in-depth exploration of the Intermediate or Second Series. Explore backbends, inversions, twists and more as we discover not only the physical, but emotional and spiritual aspects of this practice.

Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga Intermediate series

with Inna Costantini in South London

A series of workshops introducing key elements of Nadi Sodhana, the Intermediate or ‘Second Series’ of Ashtanga Yoga.

Nadi Sodhana cleanses the nervous system through a strong combination of backbends, twisting, hip-opening, balancing and strength based asanas (postures). It is said to purify the subtle energy channels or nadis, allowing prana to flow freely throughout the body, thus working strongly on the nervous system.

Traditionally, Ashtanga is taught in a Mysore (self practice) context, where postures are taught one by one, when the student is ready to learn more. Each postures is then gradually integrated into a daily practice. This series of workshops however, will provide an opportunity to explore second series postures in more depth, using modifications where necessary. Like the primary series, the intermediate series postures can take years to learn. Asana (postures) become increasingly complex throughout the sequence, and some are invariably more challenging than others.

In these workshops, we will have time to explore different aspects of the Intermediate Series, beginning with the fundamental aspects of the practice. We will explore the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of this practice, starting with backbends and the first third of the Intermediate Series. We will make time to explore possibilities, modifications and access healthy alignment for each body.

The classes will cover:

  • physical and technical foundations  
  • exploring elements of the practice that are not always explored in detail in class
  • the energetic dimension of astanga yoga.

Please note that this is a challenging intermediate level workshop that is not suitable for beginners. Students should have a consistent, regular Ashtanga practice and a sound knowledge of the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga. Please inform the teacher of any injuries.

Photo © Coni Horler Photography

  • Teacher: Inna Costantini

    Inna has had a dedicated daily ashtanga yoga practice at Astanga Yoga London since 2000. She has been teaching since 2008 and has assisted Hamish Hendry since 2010. She makes regular trips to Mysore, India, where she received authorisation to teach ashtanga.

    Ashtanga Intermediate Series Workshop

Upcoming Schedule

Sunday, 11 Oct 2020

14:00 - 16:15

Ashtanga Intermediate Series

This event runs from 14:00 on Sunday until 16:15 on Sunday

Ashtanga Intermediate Series £25.00

This is an intermediate level workshop and not suitable for beginners. Students should have a consistent, regular Ashtanga practice and a sound knowledge of the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga.

Students on our monthly membership receive a 20% discount on this workshop.

  • Minor health issues and injuries should be discussed with your teacher before the class. Please arrive 10 minutes early to discuss.
  • If you are suffering/have suffered from a medical condition (including heart condition, chest pains, dizziness, high blood pressure) or a serious injury, it is essential you first consult your doctor before joining classes. Please then discuss this with us before booking so we can advise you on a personalised programme.

Workshops at the Shala are run independently and all payments for workshop services are accepted on behalf of the individual teacher. The teacher's terms are given below.

  • Purchases for workshops are non-refundable
  • Cancellations may be made online up to 24-hours before the start of the workshop in which case your Shala account will be credited and you will be able to rebook for the same workshop on a different date
  • Late cancellations and no shows will be charged as if you had attended
  • In the event that a workshop is cancelled you will be offered a refund or the option to be transferred to an alternative date