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Ashtanga Yoga literally translates to "eight-limbed yoga," but you don't have to be an octopus to reap its benefits. This dynamic style of yoga utilizes athletic, gymnastic-like movements synchronized with regulated breathing to balance the body and bring inner peace.
At The Shala—an electronics-free yoga studio in Edmonton—beginners and experts alike can give Ashtanga a try thanks to a wide variety of ongoing classes. Those who are new to this style of yoga, for instance, can enroll in a foundations class to learn Ashtanga's primary postures. Advanced pupils, meanwhile, can opt for The Shala's mysore classes, in which they can work independently and at their own pace under the supervision of The Shala's expert instructors.