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Advice and Resources

The ashtanga yoga method is very demanding physically and many would think it's not appropriate for pregnancy. However I started my journey into Ashtanga yoga when I was pregnant with my first son. With the proper modifications you can continue with your practice so you and your baby  benefit from it. 

Alexandra Santos - Modifying Dhanurasana for Pregnancy

Alexandra Santos - Modifying Dhanurasana for Pregnancy Alexandra Santos is a devoted and passionate practitioner of the traditional Ashtanga method who found her path to Yoga when pregnant with her only child. Soon Alexandra found herself practicing every day, and feeling the need to share the message that transformed her life. She began to deeply study the fascinating layers and intricacies of The Ashtanga Yoga method. Alexandra completed her first 200 hour Yoga training in 2006, and in 2007 finished her meditation program under the guidance of Swami Brahmavidyananda Saraswati. In 2011, Alexandra made her first trip - of many to come - to Mysore, India to study at the KPJY Ashtanga Institute with Sharath Jois and his mother, Saraswati. Under the guidance of her teachers, Kino MacGregor, Angelique Sandas, Greg Nardi and Tim Feldmann, Alexandra has flourished into an inspiring and giving teacher. She offers classes that will help students detoxify the body and calm the mind. Her classes emphasize posture alignment, breathing and mind-spirit connection, with a focus on self-discovery. Keywords: Ushtrasana Modification Pregnancy Alexandra Pre-Natal Baby Birth Miami Life Center Teacher Feature "Miami Life Center" yoga Ashtanga Mysore Power Vinyasa Jivamukti Beach "South Beach" Gentle Therapeutics Hatha Beginner Introduction healing meditation breathe India meditate Guru Health Wellness peace inner "Kino MacGregor" "Kino Yoga"

Both full and new moon days are observed as yoga holidays in the Ashtanga Yoga tradition. Ashtanga yoga practitioners should not practice Asana on the days of the new or full moon. 

Moon Phase Calendar


I'm truly inspired by my student's practice and their devotion. Many of them don't live in Miami or have a home practice just like I do. I know how hard it can be to get on your mat no matter what; so feel free to use this audio. If it's Saturday and you don't have a guided class to attend to; or because you need a little extra push any day of the week and a little company can go a long way. I hope you find this recording helpful whenever you need it.  

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