Led Intermediate Series

Nāḍi-Śodhana (नाडिशोधन) is the Sanskrit name for the Ashtanga Intermediate Series and can be translated as “Nerve Cleansing”.

Doors open 15 minutes before class.  Please arrive promptly for this led 600am class, no late arrivals once class begins. Traveling students to the shala for drop in, please email shalasantoshayoga@gmail.com to ensure an open space in the Shala.

Prereq:  An established regular consistent Mysore practice, proficient full primary series and established regular intermediate practice to attend this class to ensure and prevent injury and imbalance to your mind and body. 

Nerve Cleansing

The Ashtanga Intermediate Series is known as Nadi Shodana – meaning Nerve Cleansing. This is because of the multitude of backbends in the series. The backbends encourage and maintain the suppleness of the spine and as well as working on opening the energy channels allowing Prana to flow freely. This series cleans the nerve paths ways of the body with a focus on the spine pelvis and hips. This class is not for beginners, an established ashtanga practice to attend this led intermediate.



Class Timetable

  Open Time Close Time Trainer Address
Thursday 6:00 am 7:45 am Christina Martini, Apolo Peña 540 Balboa Street, San Francisco
6:00 am - 7:45 am - with Christina Martini - at 540 Balboa Street, San Francisco

Christina is dedicated to the practice and to the teaching of the method of Ashtanga Yoga. Her teaching is full of love and inspiration. She has the ability to see the individual characteristics of her students and guide them to develop their own strengths, health and wellness. Christina supports her students to go beyond, deeper into their practice with dedication and trust. Christina is also an Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) and founded Ashtanga Shala Santosha Yoga, San Francisco, California

Apolo teaches Ashtanga Yoga as a natural progression of his practice with Christina Martini as a service to himself, the local yoga community and the universe. Just as love, patience, and fortitude inspire Apolo's yoga practice so are these traits reflected in his teaching style and graced to his students and colleagues. Truly dedicated and also a forever student himself, Apolo intends to stay completely immersed in progressing, practicing and teaching Ashtanga Yoga for the rest of his lifespan.

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