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Rocket Yoga 1


Pop-Up Location: Buckhead’s Family Life Center
2715 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
Parking is Free

Wednesdays @9-10am

Class Description:

Rocket Yoga was developed by Larry Schultz in Francisco during the 1980s. Rocket Yoga is rooted in the practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa. It is composed of poses from the Primary and Intermediate Series of Ashtanga, as well as key postures from the 3rd and 4th series.  Schultz's yoga was first called "Rocket Yoga" by Bob Weir o The Grateful Dead, because Weir said, "It gets you there faster."

Rocket Yoga is dynamic and fast-paced. The structure maintains that of Ashtanga Vinyasa, consisting of a warm up (Surya Namaskar A + B), after which one continues in the standing poses, seated poses, and ending with the traditional closing series. Another key quality of the Rocket Yoga System is the "Art of Modification." Students are encouraged to make their own interpretation of the traditional asana and can remove or modify binding postures that tend to cause students to get stuck in the traditional series. This allows the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga method to be accessible by all practitioners, even those who may have structural disabilities who would otherwise not be able to practice traditional Ashtanga Yoga methods.

The Rocket is also divided into a three-part series: Rocket 1, Rocket 2, and Rocket 3. Each series focuses on targeted body strength and flexibility. Typically, Rocket 1 is practiced on Monday and Thursday, Rocket 2 on Tuesday and Wednesday, Rocket 3 on Friday, and Ashtanga Primary Series would be practiced on Sunday, and optionally on Thursday instead of Rocket 1. As in the tradition of Ashtanga Yoga, Saturday is the day to rest from physical forms of yoga. The Rocket 1 series is based on the Modified Primary Series. The Rocket 2 is based on the Intermediate series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Rocket 3 (aka "Happy Hour" because you get two classes for one) is a combination of Rocket 1 and Rocket 2, practiced at a brisk pace to cover 90 poses in 90 minutes.

What to bring:

Yoga Mat, Water Bottle, Optional Towel
$10 drop-in via “Cash” or “Venmo” (send to: thegratefulguru), cash accepted or book via Classpass

Earlier Event: July 30
Later Event: July 31
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