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Mysore Ashtanga Yoga Classes at Shangri-La Springs

Apr 29, 2015 08:47AM

Amy Cheung

Students will have the opportunity to sample a free introductory Mysore Ashtanga yoga class from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 10, at Shangri-La Springs, in Bonita Springs. Regular sessions of this system of yoga are led by Amy Cheung and Andrew Petker from 7 to 10 a.m. Sundays, 6:30 to 9 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and 7 to 8:30 a.m. Fridays.

In the practice, the full ashtanga yoga sequence of poses is segregated into progressing series, including primary, intermediate, advanced A and advanced B. They all are practiced for health, to purify and balance the body and more. An Mysore Ashtanga teacher gives new poses to students as they are ready to receive them.

Andrew Petker
Andrew Petker
Cheung is a Shri K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI)-authorized Level 2 ashtanga yoga teacher, and Petker is a Jivamukti-certified yoga therapy trained teacher. Both were taught by Guruji, R. Saraswathi Jois and R. Sharath Jois, and Cheung also practiced with Alexander Medin and Paul Dallaghan prior to her journeys to Mysore, India, to study with the Jois family.

Cost: Drop-in $20, unlimited monthly or 12 classes in two months $200. Location: 27750 Old Hwy. 41. For more information, call 239-949-0749 or 347-843-9808, email [email protected] or [email protected], or visit

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