“NO PAIN NO GAIN” Growth is painful.
Change is painful.
But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.”
– Mandy Hale.
“ALWAYS REMEMBER: YOU’RE the mantra”
from «ON YOGA: The Architecture of Peace»
Yana Selitskaya is an SYC Authorized Level 2 Ashtanga yoga teacher. She has been practicing and teaching Yoga since 2012 and since 2016 she practice the traditional Ashtanga method at KPJAYI.
For her, the practice of Ashtanga is a transforming process, it is self-knowledge. She feels that it goes beyond the physical and that what she experiences is her meditation.
Love and Motivation move her inward with each practice, discovering something different and necessary to move forward.
“As a teacher, my main objective is to understand the needs of the students, creating a bond that unites us to continue growing consciously.”
Sādhanā – Focus on your personal practice at the Shala. The Shala is like a temple, your place of worship and learning. – Yana Selitskaya
About the Ashtanga method:
Mysore is named after the south Indian town in which the late K Pattabhi Jois taught from the late 1930s until his death in 2009.
Mysore self-practice is the traditional way of practising ashtanga yoga and offers a highly personalised approach without the price tag attached to one-to-ones, and with all of the group energy of a conventional class.
“Adjustments” are an important part of mysore self-practice. This is where experienced teachers use their hands to guide your body into the posture to correct alignment.
In a Mysore class, each student moves independently, according to the timing of their own breath, through the sequence of postures as they have learned them from their teacher. The teacher moves through the room, giving assistance, instruction, and guidance as needed on a one on one basis.
In a Led primary series class, the teacher calls out the postures and vinyasas (counted movements linking the postures with the breath) of the Ashtanga Primary Series. The group moves and breathes together in sync. These are focused, highly energetic classes and recommended for experienced students.