“Yoga is about everything, every aspect of life."
Alexandra Santos is a Level I Authorized teacher from Sharath Yoga Center (Mysore, India). An Ashtanga Senior Teacher, with 18 years of yoga practice and 12 years of meditation and pranayama practice as well.
Alexandra has dedicated the last 15 years to teach ashtanga and has traveled many times to continue studying with her teacher Sharath Jois.
A mother of three, she has welcomed yoga as an integral part of her life and is eager to share her experience.
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Since I started practicing Ashtanga Yoga my life completely changed. The physical part of the practice was really appealing since I was pregnant and I wanted to stay fit and healthy through my pregnancy. As I had my first child my practice completely changed. It was a sacred place for me to connect within myself, a place to find kindness, patience, surrender to something that was so much bigger that I ever thought it could be possible.
I have found not only devotion to the system but a inner strength to continue despite the tiredness of family and work life. I want to spread the message of Ashtanga yoga to as many people as I can. This system changed my life. It has made me strong to face life in the ups and the downs. It has allowed me to find grace in chaos and light in the darkness.
Advice and resources
As your body changes, so does your practice. That doesn’t mean you have to give it up altogether. With the right adjustments and a lot of kindness towards yourself, the asana practice will strengthen your body and mind for this wonderful and challenging experience that is motherhood.
In the Ashtanga Yoga tradition it is customary to practice at your on pace (mysore style) for five days a week and on the sixth day to follow a guided class with traditional vinyasa count.
Take a free guided primary series class with Alexandra from the comfort of your home.