Exeter Yoga Workshop



Beginners Yoga Intensive

2-Day Introduction to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Primary Series, w/ Chris Croft (SYT)

Learn & Practice the Foundations of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

The 2-day Beginners Intensive is a special weekend yoga workshop specifically designed for those who are completely new to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga as well as current yoga practitioners seeking a fresh perspective.

Weaving together yoga postures (asanas), chanting, philosophy, meditation and breath-work (pranayama), this inspiring 2-day workshop provides a comprehensive introduction to the foundation poses of The Primary Series – a sequence specifically designed to offer yoga therapy to all practitioners. Focusing upon the 3 key elements of practice – breath, bandhas & drishti – you will learn and then practice the foundations of a simple home practice, as well as explore how yoga is relevant and useful in your day-to-day life.

The Beginners Intensive is also a perfect place to build confidence for students wanting to attend a guided or Mysore Style Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga class.

Over two inspiring days, you will:

  • Develop a life-changing daily yoga practice that will transform your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.
  • Learn about yoga postures and yoga philosophy, the relationship between them, and how they relieve physical, mental and emotional suffering.
  • Understand how to transform dysfunctional breathing habits through the practice of yoga breathing and Ujjayi Pranayama.
  • Explore the core principles of Vinyasa – ‘breathing movement system’ – through the practice of Sun Salutations
  • Learn the foundation poses of Primary Series (pose-by-pose), with a view to developing a sustainable home-practice.
  • Explore basic Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga ‘finishing poses’ – designed to enhance deep therapeutic relaxation.
  • Find out how (and why!) yoga is more than just an exercise routine, and understand its importance within the context of your day-to-day life.

This popular introductory course fills very quickly.

Fully detailed 50 page course manual provided


Exeter Yoga Workshop
King St Business Centre, 7-9 King St, Exeter, EX1 1BQ

Workshop Testimonials

"It was a real pleasure to learn Yoga from the very beginning. Chris was able to articulate the concepts clearly and with humour and the whole weekend was inspiring. I can't recommend this studio enough. It has changed my mindset. Thank you."
"Having never done a yoga class before I really didn't know what to expect, and as a man I was quite worried about standing out in a class of women. Within the first few moments of meeting Chris I felt much more at ease, he is very approachable. The intensive weekend was well structured for complete novices like myself. This was a fantastic introduction to yoga"
"I have never been so inspired by such a enthusiastic, thoughtful, sincere person exploding with knowledge. I don’t think you could of done anything to improve this workshop. I have already practiced twice and feel this is my beginning of my future me. Thank you so much and see you soon"
"I just wanted to say thank you for a challenging and wonderful 2 days . I can’t tell you how high my energy has been today and I haven’t had 10 hours sleep in years!"
"Thank you for offering such a thoughtful, detailed, enthusiastic and committed approach to teaching an introduction ashtanga yoga"
"The workshop was transformative. I came along expecting a physical challenge, which it certainly was but I wasn't prepared for the mental and emotional engagement I experienced. Physically I feel great after the weekend but practising Ujjayi breathing has been an absolute revelation for me and has quieted my mind immeasurably. It was a pleasure to meet you, thank you for your good humour, patience and exceptional teaching skill"
"Chris teaches in a way that can only be seen in people that are born to be teachers. I have been to a few Introduction to Ashtanga classes before, and the quality of his class is galaxies and light years ahead of the quality of the others"
"I have always felt there was something missing when I went to see the teachers I have learned from in the past, and now I know why. I was looking for a teacher like Chris! He is extremely professional, patient, and can explain things in a way that anyone can understand"
"I cannot recommend the Beginner's Intensive highly enough. Chris is a superb, knowledgeable and kind teacher. He is also a real human being with a sense of humour who understands that not everyone can tie themselves into a pretzel. The studio is a lovely space in which to learn and be inspired. If you are thinking of taking a yoga course or class, or looking for a teacher you could not do better"
"An engaging and inspiring workshop. Having practiced ashtanga yoga with Chris in the studio for the last 9 months, I was amazed at how much deeper this made me go into the practice. It was particularly interesting to go deeper into the bandhas, which completely changed the feel and focus on the breath during my practice. It was also great to learn more deeply about how to develop your practice and engage with fellow students on the course in what really feels like a group learning experience. I left the course with a greater enthusiasm for the practice and a renewed desire to go deeper into the yoga journey"
"This workshop was amazing! My wife and I attended to the workshop last weekend not sure what to expect, as we knew NOTHING about yoga. Chris is a very inspirational and funny teacher. It is obvious that this man loves what he does! I would recommend this workshop to everyone who want to learn how to cultivate and develop his mental toughness, physical strength and wisdom."
"I travelled a fair distance to attend this workshop & it was a journey well worth taking. Chris is an open & inspirational teacher who made me feel at ease the moment I arrived. Chris brought the entire workshop to life, through theory, fundamentals & asana. Its a weekend I won't forget; I've been reunited with my mat & my passion has been awakened & is alive. Thank you"
"It was an absolutely wonderful weekend. Not only do I feel mentally more together than I have for ages, it also seems to have largely sorted out my niggling knee problem - bonus! At this stage who knows if this is a short term love affair or something more permanent but I'll take it a day at a time and see. Your explanations of the how's and why's of yoga made more sense to me than any other teacher I've previously tried and, consequently, I could finally understand the purpose behind everything I was being asked to do. This, in turn, took away any anxiety about what I could and couldn't do and any competitive urge to 'be the best at yoga"
Feb 11-12, 2023

Early Bird Discount £155

Saturday [11:00 – 18:00]
Sunday [10:00 – 17:00]

Perfect for complete beginners, current practitioners seeking a fresh perspective, and those wanting to attend Mysore Ashtanga Yoga classes.

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