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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.


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.


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


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.


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.

About The Yoga Shala

Established in 2003, The Yoga Shala is a community of practitioners dedicated to teaching Ashtanga Yoga in the tradition of Sri K Pattabhi Jois.
Ashtanga Yoga is a special practice and one that has changed and enriched the lives of practitioners around the world. This traditional yoga method cleanses, strengthens and makes flexible the body and mind. By coordinating the breath with energetic locks (Bandhas) and specific gazing points (Drishti), the student learns to still the mind and fine-tune their attention; essentially “getting to know them self better”. Dedication to practice is healing for all aspects of the individual and over time is integrated into daily life and relationships.


Have a look at our current class schedule…all are welcome.


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