Ashtanga Yoga Guildford - Welcoming Beginners to Yoga
Ashtanga Yoga Guildford - AYG - was born out of a desire by Clive and Mark to share what they had learnt and because they had a vision of making Ashtanga accessible in its traditional form to all in Guildford and the surrounding areas of Woking, Farnham and Godalming.
They have taken great care to teach respectfully, holding a safe space for their students to honour the tradition of Guruji, Sharathji and their teacher Hamish.
It began small and has now developed into a full program run from a beautiful NEW VENUE at Guildford United Reformed Church.
In Sept 2013 the first Friday Ashtanga Yoga Guildford Mysore self practice was started : 6-8am. It was clear after a while that the students got it and we expanded to 3 days adding Monday and Wednesday. It was inevitable that Tuesday and Thursday followed and 2016 added Saturday. The Mysore programme has became more and more popular bringing Traditional Ashtanga Yoga to Surrey and surrounding areas
Early morning Saturday pre-Mysore sutras chanting has also come along as well as regular satsang’s (tea with the yogi’s) to deepen students knowledge.
We study regularly with Sharathji in the new year and are lucky enough to have a supportive team of cover teachers while they are away.
We are very grateful to the commitment of the students without whom there would be no Ashtanga program running in the heart of Guildford. We hope what has been accomplished has as close a feel as possible to the traditional form of the practice for body, mind and soul.