No Dogma, No Drama
The Rocket Yoga flow has all the joy of vinyasa yoga plus all the authenticity of Ashtanga Yoga. Sequences are creative and encourage you to explore and express your strength and range of motion. Unlike most vinyasa classes, Rocket stays very rooted in Ashtanga Yoga, teaching the power of
breath (ujayi), bandhas (energetic lifts), and dristi (focused gaze and mind).
We leave out the dogmatic elements of Ashtanga, playing with first, second, and third series postures, and skip the drama of vinyasa yoga, knowing that simple, clear practices are the most effective.
Like Ashtanga, Rocket is a system of yoga. Regular practice will bring you physical strength,
positive perspective, and the conscious ability to relax and go with the flow.
Larry Shultz studied Ashtanga with Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India, and returned to San Francisco to teach the traditional practice until he was hired by the Grateful Dead
to be their on-tour yoga teacher.
Larry created a new system of vinyasa yoga to introduce his students to the postures of Ashtanga’s First, Second, Third and Fourth series while
maintaining the meditative focus of flowing movement with breath.
Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead named these sequences the Rocket, because it
“gets you there faster!”
My first group yoga classes were Rocket!
I was a pre-med Neuroscience major at Duke University and fell in love with the Ashtanga flow immediately.
After graduation, I began training with David Kyle, close student of Larry Shultz. Over the past several years, I have 100 hours of Rocket certification, 200 hours of Ashtanga-inspired Vinyasa training, and countless trips to Puerto Rico to learn from David, his wife Elizabeth, and teach workshops at their studio, AYPR.
Join us for a Rocket Retreat! Feb 2020