and Guided Classes
and Guided Classes
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 also deemed as supervised self practice where the āsanas (postures) are introduced and taught, one at a time, so the student can easily memorize the sequence with both confidence and comfort, ultimately building the skills to move through the practice in a way that instills 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. Rest assure, there will always be guidance and support when needed and it is consistently our goal to meet the needs of each student the very best we can. It is our recommendation when first starting out that students commit to at least one month at a minimum of 3 times a week to accelerate and deepen the learning process.
All students are welcome in Mysore class. At the heart of this method all levels of experience can impart the teachings of the practice no matter the limitation. In fact, in Mysore I can better suit the needs of those who need special attention or guidance in learning.
No Mysore class on Full and New Moon. Moon schedule can be found here.
Ashtanga Yoga Introduction
In this class learn the tenants of the Ashtanga Yoga practice specific to those who are new to Yoga or curious in regards to this classical method. Students will be guided thoroughly through the beginning stages of the practice where conscious breathing, sun salutations and simple closing postures are introduced. As always there will be an opportunity to ask questions while acquiring basic knowledge of the physical and spiritual aspects of the practice. All levels are welcome and appropriate for those new to the Ashtanga Yoga practice.
Ashtanga Yoga Foundation
In this class learn to build a solid foundation within the practice of Ashtanga Yoga appropriate for those who have been introduced to the method and continue to require more guidance and instruction. Students will be both lead by the teacher as well as challenged to be self-guided in segments of the practice to inspire the process of learning the sequence. In addition, will be given specific instructions on postural alignment, breath based movement, postures of challenge, and further understanding of the internal benefits of the practice. Instructions will be given through sun salutations, standing asanas, seated asanas up until Marīcāsana A, and various finishing asanas.
Half Primary Series
Come in contact with the flow of the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series practice half way through up until Nāvāsana. Instruction will move in a steady manner with little interruptions. Prior introduction to the Ashtanga Yoga practice is recommended.
Led Primary Series
For the complete Ashtanga Yoga experience, the Primary Series will be instructed with the traditional vinyasa method emphasized and counted in Sanskrit from start to end. Here you will come in direct contact with flow of the practice uninterrupted. Prior Ashtanga Yoga experience and proficiency are recommended. Please, no beginner students.