Yoga in the Chapel!!

Event time: 
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 11:30am
Battell Chapel See map
11:30 -12:00 pm


Ashtanga Yoga
in Battell Chapel with Danielle Casioppo


Bring a mat or borrow one of ours

Sponsored by the Yale Chaplain’s Office in conjunction with the Yale Secretary’s Office Wellness Project Committee.

This event is free and for the Yale community only


Regular class information:

Danielle leads Ashtanga yoga through the Being Well at Yale Program and at the Payne-Whitney Gym

classes occur on Thursdays 6:00-7:00 pm PWG

5th Floor EF

To register:

About the class: Introduction to Ashtanga

This class derives its foundational sequencing from Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, as taught by Sri T. Krishnamacharya and later developed by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Vinyasa is a fluid practice, linking one posture to next through breath and movement. The use and control of the breath (pranayama) is emphasized in this practice as it leads the practitioner to a deeper level of concentration (dharana) allowing the practice to become a moving meditation (dhyana). Students will learn about the fundamentals of Ashtanga, get an introduction to yogic philosophy and the postures (asana) of the primary series. While Ashtanga is a vigorous practice, building strength, endurance and flexibility, the pace of this class allows for the use of props and modifications, making it accessible to students of all levels. Beginners welcome!