What is Mysore-Style Practice?

How to begin a personal practice

mysore-featuredIn our Mysore-style classes, students are practicing in a communal practice room while being guided individually by the instructor. The traditional Ashtanga sequence is taught at a pace which is appropriate to the students level of experience. Over time, addressing challenges as they come, the student learns the traditional sequence of yoga postures with guidance and assistance.

Mysore-style sessions are appropriate for the absolute beginner to the advanced student. The instructor works within the students level and ability, so the class is always moving at the correct pace for that individual. You do not need to know anything about yoga or already be an experienced practitioner to begin.

Students may walk-in the studio at any time during the session (see the schedule for daily Mysore times). We ask that you allow at least 45 minutes of practice time (so please come at least 45 minutes prior to the end time of any Mysore session). This is great class to take if your practice schedule needs to be flexible and making it into the room at an exact start/finish time is difficult for you. We welcome newcomers to this teaching technique to watch all or part of a session before taking on a Mysore-style practice. Observing the room is a great way to understand the teaching method and is free and open to all who are interested in starting a practice. Please view the online schedule for the start and finish times for our Mysore classes each day.