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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

<< Jul 20 2018 - Jul 19 2019 >>

Restorative Yoga with Liz Wendel Sun, Jul 22, 2018 at 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Restorative Yoga: Relax and Renew
 
Sunday, July 22
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 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. 
 
Ashtanga Weekend with John Bultman Please join us for an amazing weekend of study!

John Bultman, (KPJAYI Certified) is a student of Shri Sharath Jois, Director of KPJAYI, Krisna Pattabi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute, Mysore, India. John serves as the Contemplative Sciences Center's (CSC) yoga programs manager at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA (2012 - Current). He has been lucky enough to study science and spirituality his entire life and humbly hopes to share this practice with the knowledge, strength, and love his teachers continue to share with him. www.johnbultman.com

Cost: $195 ($175 if registered by 7/31), $50 individual sessions
Chanting & Led Primary Series with John Bultman Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Enjoy an evening of Led Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga and some chanting :)
Morning Mysore with John Bultman with John Bultman Next held on Sat, Sep 22, 2018 at 8:00 am - 10:00 am
This enrollment runs from Sat Sep 22, 2018 - Sun Sep 23, 2018
The Mysore style of yoga asana practice is a particular way of teaching yoga within the Ashtanga Yoga tradition as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Jois in the southern Indian city of Mysore. There are some differences in this method from the usual modern way in which yoga is taught. The class is not "led" as a whole but rather all instruction is one-on-one within the group class setting. Students practice their own portion of the Ashtanga sequence of asanas at their own pace as given by teacher.
Parsing Postural Parings: an investigation of repeating themes through different series. with John Bultman Sat, Sep 22, 2018 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Delve deeper into the practice and uncover new insight into many postures. Join us as we look closely at how some postures and transitions may relate to other more difficult postures, as well as perhaps patterns of life and situations beyond.
 
In this class we will take a look at postural pairings (i.e. matsyendrasana and marichasana, titibisana and kurmasana….etc) and how deeper versions demand deeper roots (mula). If you are interested in deeper backbends, developing strength, or both this class will provide insight into perhaps overlooked areas in the practice.
Morning Mysore with John Bultman with John Bultman Sun, Sep 23, 2018 at 8:30 am - 10:30 am
The Mysore style of yoga asana practice is a particular way of teaching yoga within the Ashtanga Yoga tradition as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Jois in the southern Indian city of Mysore. There are some differences in this method from the usual modern way in which yoga is taught. The class is not "led" as a whole but rather all instruction is one-on-one within the group class setting. Students practice their own portion of the Ashtanga sequence of asanas at their own pace as given by teacher.
Science and Surrender in Sadhana: Method, Wisdom, and practice with John Bultman Sun, Sep 23, 2018 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Science and Surrender of Sadhana: Short introduction and a look at method and wisdom as we explore some counted measures of this discounted method. Is love and surrender the necessary ingredient to bear fruit and does science make us attached to the result? Join us as we delve into the sacred and scientific guidelines for our practice.