Ashtanga // Level 2 is a dynamic set series of postures designed to build strength, flexibility, endurance and focus, for students who have experience of Ashtanga yoga. This class is perfect for those who have been attending level 1 or All Levels Ashtanga classes for a while. It is also great for students who are familiar and comfortable with the standing and seated poses and who want to explore the next part of the series.

In this 90 minute session participants will be guided through the full Ashtanga Primary Series. It is recommended you are familiar with the full Ashtanga primary sequence postures before you try this class. There is no pressure from our level 2 teacher Claire Dambawinna or any cover teachers to try any postures that you are not ready for, or attempt postures you simply do not want to practise.

Complete Ashtanga Primary Series

All the poses in the Ashtanga Primary Series are offered along side various prop options and modifications for the more challenging poses. Claire is an experienced teacher who is one of the Kula technique experts so she will always offer you levels and options to suit your level.

During the class you will be given both verbal and hands-on adjustments designed to help you access the postures on a deeper level. (Should you prefer not to receive physical adjustments please inform the teacher at the start of the class, or use the cards on the desk at reception.)

Strong, Dynamic Class

Our Level 2 Ashtanaga class is a strong, dynamic class with mindful, breath-led movement. It is likely your pracice will develop at a really steady pace if you regularly attend the classes. This class is taught in the traditional way with Sanksrit counted sun salutations and chanting of the opening mantra so it will feel more advanced that an all levels class or level 1 class.

Those who wish to find a real sense of deep strength in the body whilst remaining steady in the mind will enjoy this approach to yoga. Once the series becomes more familiar, the body stronger and more flexible, participants will begin to feel a sense of rhythm and smoothness in the practice. The breath is key (as with other styles) so participants will be taught how to surround the practice with breath to fuel the sequence and calm a busy mind. Sessions will end with adequate time for relaxation.

Our Level 2 class is a lovely, mixed, friendly group including those newer to the Level 2 practice and more experienced students. Join us every Saturday at 9:15pm and don’t forget to check the Yoga Kula Facebook page for information on our reglar Ashtanga socials run by Claire.

Yoga Kula Ashtanga Socials

Kula Ashtanga socials are an opportunity for our students to;

– Discover others in the Ashtanga community
– Get to get to know each other better and to get to know Claire who has taken over the Saturday 9:15am level 2 Ashtanga class at Kula
– Get to know other Ashtanga teachers in Leeds
– Ask questions that you might not have an opportunity to ask or feel too shy to ask in class/studio
– Discover different classes, levels and content on offer at Kula. Especially the Level 2 class for those who are curious about moving from an all levels or level 1 class and maybe unsure/nervous/wanting to discuss.

Our socials will be super informal, you can turn up if you’re free, you don’t need to book, you can stay for 5 minutes or the whole 75 minutes.

Expect delicious herbal tea and vegan treats.

  • Build strength, flexibility, endurance and focus.
  • Learn to connect the breath and movement to experience (with regular practice) the sense of a moving mediation.
  • Improve muscle tone and balance weight.
  • Learn the Ashtanga Primary Series.
  • Cultivate a calm, steady and focussed mind.
  • Learn to breathe whist moving to allow us to move deeper into postures in a safe way.
  • Improve performance in other sporting activities and help prevent injuries.
  • Boost confidence and levels of happiness.