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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.

Yoga Class Descriptions

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.  This is not a 4 or 5 hour class, show up when you want during the scheduled times for Mysore Classes.  Mysore and Basics are the best place for beginners or New Students to Ashtanga Yoga. 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. 
The Primary Series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is also called Yoga Chikitsa, or yogic cleansing program. Utilizing Breath/Bandhas, Postures and Drishti, students are led through a continuous Vinyasa series that cleanses and detoxifies the body while creating strength and flexibility. We will go through the entire Primary Series with the traditional Sanskrit Count. This is a strong practice and is not recommended as a starting point to learn Ashtanga. 

The Primary Series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is also called Yoga Chikitsa, or yogic cleansing program. Utilizing Breath/Bandhas, Postures and Drishti, students are led through a continuous Vinyasa series that cleanses and detoxifies the body while creating strength and flexibility.  In this class, we will move through Half of the Seated Primary Series Postures, based on the level of students in the room.

Mixed Level class is open to All Levels.

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.