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Why Bottle Rocket Yoga is for Beginners

We get a lot of questions at Yoga ah, like what is the Bottle Rocket or what is The Rocket ? The most simple answer is The Rocket offers routines to "get you there faster" and Bottle Rocket is the most simple form of The Rocket to help you build your fondation for other Rocket practices. All the routines are based in the Ashtanga Yoga System as taught by Pattabi Jois. 

We found that many new to yoga feared jumping into full Rocket Yoga classes, so at Yoga ah we created a Rocket for beginners. It is called Bottle Rocket because it is smaller condensed version of a 75 minute routine, a Bottle Rocket can be practiced in 45 minutes. The Bottle Rocket focuses on the heart of any Rocket sequence, the standing poses and the famous "Rocket Splits". By practicing The Bottle Rocket you are able to build a foundation for the rest of your Rocket practice to grow. It creates opportunity for gaining strength and flexibility while not feeling taxed with a 75 minute practice. Over time you will get stronger and begin to practice poses you've only seen in pictures.


If you are an advanced practitioner you can practice more advanced variations in a Bottle Rocket routine so you feel yourself continuing to progress in your Ashtanga Yoga practice. 

If you attend a 5 day advanced Rocket Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga ah, the first routine you will learn to teach is The Bottle Rocket, That way you will be able to share Rocket Yoga with a wide range of students. Come see what its all about and take a class, it just may change your life!!!! Namaste

Often people walk into It’s Yoga with worry, stress and tiredness written all over their faces but when they leave, they show the effects of Ashtanga Yoga: they feel better and look better, lighter, freer, more relaxed and energized. This is why to me, teaching Ashtanga Yoga is a kind of self-realization; every time I lead class I, as a teacher, grow and express the insights of my own yoga. I see people take in the practice from various angles and develop, change and transcend their limitations, realize their possibilities.

In Memoriam: Larry Schultz, YogaDragonden (1950-2011)