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ASHTANGA

Ashtanga is accessible to everyone of all ages from individuals new to yoga to those who have been practicing for years. Instruction is given from teacher to student on an individual bases. Poses are added to an individuals practice as they gain strength and flexibility.

 

Mysore is the traditional way of learning Ashtanga yoga, named after the city in India where Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, the guru of Ashtanga Yoga, lived. The lineage is now held by Jois’ grandson, Sharath Jois.

WHO IS MYSORE FOR

Mysore is for everyone who is willing and eager to start their own yoga practice. In the beginning you get a small portion of the Ashtanga Yoga sequence, adding poses as you and your teacher see fit.

IS MYSORE A 4-5 HOUR CLASS

Mysore times are open practice sessions. You can arrive anytime as long as you have time to finish prior to the end of session.

DO I NEED TO KNOW THE SEQUENCE

No, Mysore class is where you learn the poses from the teacher. You will learn the sequence and commit it to memory as you progress through the practice, developing your own personal spiritual practice.

BEGINNERS

Mysore Classes are the best place to start. As a beginner you are the most important person in the room. The teacher helps guide you safely through the Ashtanga Yoga sequence. Taking pieces of the practice a little at a time to aid you in building the strength and flexibility you need to continue your Ashtanga journey.

Workshops

<< Jun 21 2018 - Jun 20 2019 >>

Restorative Yoga with Liz Wendel Sun, Jun 24, 2018 at 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Restorative Yoga: Relax and Renew
 
Sunday, June 24
4:30 - 6:00pm
 
Come reset mind and body – step back from the physical stresses of life and the constant mind chatter. Focusing on the breath with an emphasis on relaxation is uniquely effective in reducing the stress response – thereby balancing the body – cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, endocrine, immune and musculature systems.

Restorative yoga is a gateway to deep relaxation…. This is your invitation, consider joining us.

This special class is held once month (September through May) and requires advanced registration to attend. The class is held with a minimum of 6 students and a maximum of 14.

Advanced registration is $25. If space allows, registration is $30 on the day of the class. 
 
Ganesh Puja, Homa and Lecture with Eddie Stern Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Elephant Tour 2018

Throughout 2018, Eddie will be going around the world performing Ganesh Pujas to spread the awareness of the plight of the mighty and majestic elephants, whose existence on this planet is being imperiled through poaching. While pujas are always free, we are accepting donations at the end of these special pujas, and all of the money collected will be donated to Knot On MY Planet, which supports elephant protection in Africa and the end of the ivory trade worldwide. These pujas are being performed, this year, in Moscow, Stockholm, Chengdu, London, Amsterdam, Milan, India, Buenos Aires, Tel Aviv and Ridgefield, CT.

 

Please wear clean, festive clothing, and bring fresh fruits, nuts, or flowers, which we will offer to Ganesh during.

 

Ganesh is the elephant-headed Hindu deity who is the remover of obstacles, and the giver of success for all new undertakings. This ceremony creates a feeling of joy and devotion, and creates a special sense of community. Explanations will be given as we go through the steps of the ceremony, which will include group chanting and other offerings.

 

There are only 415,000 elephants left in the world, and they are being slaughtered at a rate of 30,000 per year. If this is allowed to continue, we could be the last generation to ever see an elephant in the wild. For more information, please visit www.knotonmyplanet.org