Monday 7:30pm-8:30pm at Oneyogastudio , with Danny Solomon… starting from 20th November!
Rocket Yoga was created in the 1980s by Larry Schultz, who was a direct student of Pattabhi Jois, the creator of Ashtanga Yoga.
After studying with Sri K Pattabhi Jois for seven years, Larry created his own style of ‘Power Yoga’. Whilst on tour with the Grateful Dead as their private yoga teacher, guitarist Bob Weir said to Larry that the system should be called ‘The Rocket’, “because it gets you there faster”.
Weir was probably referring to the fast paced, high energy, core intensive nature of Rocket Yoga. Rocket places an emphasis on uddiyana bandha (core) strengthening which enables practitioners to access arm balances and inversions more easily. It is rooted in Ashtanga Yoga, so Ashtanga practitioners will recognise many of the postures.
What distinguishes Rocket from the Ashtanga series is it’s access to modifications. Rocket Yoga is available to all, the practitioner takes full ownership of their practice. If your body is not capable of doing a certain pose, you modify and find the pose for you. We concentrate on the flow. Breath and movement and working with yourself.