11 February – 11 March 2023
Each morning will be devoted to Mysore practice, except for Led class on designated days, beginning with seated meditation and silence. Beginner students will be well taken care of especially in the early stages of the retreat to garner greater confidence to be self led under the guidance Laruga and the assistants. For experienced students, all will receive full support in helping strengthen and deepen their existing practice while working through challenging aspects of the sequences.
The majority of afternoon workshops will be split into two groups to give more attention to the various experience levels. Level One will be for beginners up to Primary Series practitioners and Level Two will be for those who have started Intermediate Series and/or above.
We aspire to create an environment that feels supportive through every step of the way garnering a greater sense of renewal, growth and expansion within the one month program and of course who participate for two weeks.
Ashtanga Yoga is traditionally taught in the “Mysore” style and is the most impactful approach in learning and understanding the practice. The name Mysore is derived from the actual city located in Southern India where Sri K. Pattabhi Jois lived, studied, taught and raised his family for most of his life.
Mysore is a supervised self-practice where the āsanas (postures) are introduced and taught, one at a time. The student can quickly memorize the sequence with both confidence and comfort, ultimately building the skills to move through the practice establishing a sense of empowerment, steadiness and calm. In class, the student will advance at their own rate with the guidance of an experienced teacher.
In turn, the Ashtanga yoga practice is offered to each individual student, fully dependent on where they are the day they walk into class.
In fact, in Mysore the teacher can better suit the needs of those who need special attention or guidance in learning.