by Elizabeth Carroll
Current Teacher Training Student
It was not until I discovered Ashtanga that I would say I really fell in love with yoga.
On my first visit to the Ashtanga Yoga Room, I had no idea what made Ashtanga different from other types of yoga I had tried. I entered the second floor studio and really liked the energy of the space. The room was sparse and clean. It felt peaceful and relevant, without pretension.
I remember it was a small class that evening with only one or two other students. The instructor Robert gave me a brief overview of Ashtanga and started me out on Suryanamaskara A and B. These were postures I was familiar with, but felt I was doing them for the very first time. It actually seemed like I was doing my first yoga class ever. Any ego I had developed in my yoga career went out ...