Ashtanga Vilnius (Yoga studio Surya) is one of the oldest Ashtanga Yoga studios in Lithuania, established and active since the 2010. We offer Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga classes for those who are just starting and for experienced practitioners, including mysore classes. In addition various seminars, yoga summer camps and workshops are held in our yoga studio.
Take time for yourself. Come to a yoga practice, experience the breath, exercise your body, slow down and soothe the busy mind.
Inga is a certified yoga teacher also holding a master’s degree in psychology. Starting teaching ashtanga yoga in 2003, Inga has always led her classes following the Ashtanga Vinyasa system.
“I am grateful to all the teachers who have led me the path of yoga. I especially want to thank Amber Espelage, Mike Burgasser, Indu Bala Bhardwaj, David Swenson, Lino Miele, David Keil, David Garrigues, Sharath R. Jois, Mark Robberds, Eddie Stern and Govinda Kai, whom I had the privilege to meet and who have inspired me and gave me invaluable knowledge. Namaste.”
Our approach to yoga
Jogas citta vritti nirodah / Patanjali
Yoga is the calming of the vibration of the mind / Patanjali
Translated from Sanskrit, the word “yoga” means connection, connection. Yoga is the union of the forces of the body, the mind and the soul, the control of the mind and emotions, the union with the Supreme. There are many definitions and descriptions of yoga alone. And although there are different forms of yoga that have their own methods, the goal of all of them is self-realization and improvement.
For most Westerners, yoga is associated with physical postures – asanas performed on a yoga mat. And they are not mistaken. Because asanas are part of Royal Yoga, one aspect of yoga that leads to a deeper practice of yoga is to understand and control your mind. The sage Patanjali describes asana as a means by which a practitioner consciously experiences his presence on the physical plane and then can safely travel deep into the realms of soul, mind, spirit while maintaining mental and physical balance.
According to Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, who has developed and presented the Ashtanga Vinyasa system to the West, Ashtanga Vinyasa in not merely physical exercises, it aims to use asanas (postures), pranayama (the breathe) and vinyasa (merging of asanas in a flow of motion and breathe) to calm your mind and open your heart.
About Ashtanga Yoga
Ashtanga Yoga emphasizes the importance of a dynamic sequence of asanas. The practice begins with greetings from the Sun (Surya Namaskara A and B), followed by a series of standing poses moving into a series of seated asanas. Throughout the practice, a constant flow of movement and breathing is maintained, creating an inner physical warmth that cleanses the body and clarifies the mind.
Combining dynamic breathing, gaze focusing, and energy activation techniques, all the focus is on the practitioner’s interior, and the asanas are performed smoothly and meditatively. The effect of this system can be felt very quickly. With regular practice, the body becomes strong and light, and the mind sharp and clear. The practice of yoga helps to keep the soul calm and to look at life and its various aspects in harmony.
Location of the studio
Ashtanga Vilnius yoga studio is located at the very center of Vilnius. You may wish to check our schedule to find the time and classes that suit you most.