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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 3 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.

Guided Improv


This class is taught by:

Janell Breck

Janell has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga for 11 years. She completed Valerie Schneiderman's teacher training program in spring of 2012 and have been teaching at The Yoga Shala and privately since then. Janell loves being a part of the practice community. Community provides a place to go each and every day where people are seeking more balance and peace within and doing the work to better themselves so they can then go out into the world and be of service to others.
RYT-200

Rebecca Roth

Rebecca began her personal journey with Ashtanga yoga when she walked through the doors of the Yoga Shala in 2004 and read the words of Shri K Pattabhi Jois “Do your practice and all is coming”. Her personal practice has evolved to include completion of the Valerie Schneiderman's training program in 2011. She is a lifelong learner and believes yoga is a path to transformation. In addition to her continued studies with Valerie Schneiderman in Ridgefield, she has had the opportunity to take workshops with many Ashtanga teachers including Sharath Jois during his last 2 visits to the United States. She holds a Masters in Education from Sacred Heart University and teaches yoga and Spanish.
RYT-200

Liz Wendel

Liz’s class leaves you feeling refreshed, nourished and inspired. She teaches her students to make choices that bring less stress and more joy into their lives. She has learned through her studies and practice that each day, each breath, each moment is how we establish ourselves on our path. Liz has studied Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Anusara traditions. She has also completed trainings in Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Restorative Yoga and Chair Yoga. In addition, Liz continues to work with seniors and students with limited mobility. Liz offers gratitude to every teacher she has practiced under, especially Val Schneiderman, Mary Gerdes, Bernadette Birney, Mitchel and Tracy Blier, Donna Jackson and Jillian Pransky. She also thanks all her students who inspire her with their dedication and inevitably teach her something every day.
RYT-200

These classes are an opportunity for students of all levels to come together and explore a wide range of yoga postures in a varied sequence that is based on the tristhana (breath/bandha, dristi and asana) of ashtanga practice. 


Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Jan 19 8:30 am - 9:45 am with Janell Breck
  • Sat Feb 02 8:30 am - 9:45 am with Janell Breck
  • Sat Feb 09 8:30 am - 9:45 am with Rebecca Roth
  • Sat Feb 16 8:30 am - 9:45 am with Liz Wendel
  • Sat Feb 23 8:30 am - 9:45 am with Liz Wendel
  • Sat Mar 02 8:30 am - 9:45 am with Janell Breck
  • Sat Mar 09 8:30 am - 9:45 am with Rebecca Roth
  • Sat Mar 16 8:30 am - 9:45 am with Liz Wendel
  • Sat Mar 23 8:30 am - 9:45 am with Janell Breck
  • Sat Mar 30 8:30 am - 9:45 am with Liz Wendel
  • Sat Apr 06 8:30 am - 9:45 am with Janell Breck
  • Sat Apr 13 8:30 am - 9:45 am with Janell Breck
  • Sat Apr 20 8:30 am - 9:45 am with Janell Breck
  • Sat Apr 27 8:30 am - 9:45 am with Janell Breck
  • Sat May 04 8:30 am - 9:45 am with Janell Breck
  • Sat May 11 8:30 am - 9:45 am with Janell Breck
  • Sat May 18 8:30 am - 9:45 am with Janell Breck