This evening I practiced with 21 other yogis fresh into their new year at Phillippa’s 6:45 Astanga class at the Life Centre, Notting Hill. It has been nearly 5 years since I went to an Astanga class and was interested to see how it would feel.
Phillippa’s no-nonsense style of teaching meant that most of the hour and fifteen minutes were spent practicing asana, and for the first time this week I was able to practice three wheels, a headstand and shoulderstand. I felt energized and calm after the class, yet still wanting to have done a bit more. This leads me to ask whether there is an hour and fifteen minute class that feels well-rounded, un-rushed and is thought provoking? What are your experiences with hour and fifteen versus ninety minute classes?
Next up, Zephyr Wildman’s class at the Life centre, Notting Hill, Thursdays 2:30-3:45pm.