Ashtanga Yoga is a dynamic, vigorous practice linking breath to movement through a progressive series of poses codified by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India (1919-2009). Generating strong internal heat, it's known for it's ability to purify the body, mind, and spirit. Classes at Mountain Light Ashtanga are offered as individual instruction within a group setting, called Mysore-style after the way its taught at the Jois' institute. Instruction is tailored to each student, both verbally and through physical adjustments. Distinct from led classes in which the teacher sets the pace, students are able to find their own breath and rhythm, enabling a deeply meditative and powerful practice.
Classes are taught by Hännah Marciniak, a dedicated student and experienced teacher of the Ashtanga method. Hännah brings strength, grace, and a committment to seeing and supporting students where they are in their journeys. She studies with Nancy Gilgoff, one of Pattabhi Jois' earliest Western students, and whenever possible, Sharath Jois, the current lineage holder of the Ashtanga tradition.
Classes are hosted at Yoga Indigo, a unique and intimate sanctuary in the heart of downtown Bend. Designed to welcome private and small-group lessons, it's a peaceful space perfect for supporting personalized instruction and growth.