Frequently asked questions about Ashtanga Yoga and Mysore Practice
The most intimate, personal and developed way of practicing yoga is also the most traditional, time-honored and historic method.
The ‘Mysore Style’ method is named after the city where our teacher Sri K. Pattabhi Jois lives and teaches, continuing this teaching style from his teacher Krishnamacharya. In this special class, you learn to take individual responsibility for your yoga practice and develop a deeply trusting relationship with your teacher. It is perhaps the only way that the more advanced asanas or postures can be learned safely, with proper skill and dedication. By committing yourself fully to one yoga style, one teaching method and a regular practice, you open the door to deeper levels of your body, mind and spirit.
Guided Ashtanga – Half Primary
If you’re not sure what class to attend, you will find your open space in this class with a balanced mix between physical exercise and a tranquil state of mind.
Based in traditional Ashtanga Yoga, this class emphasizes technique, tradition, alignment and inspiration. You will learn yoga postures in a flowing sequence of movement and experience new potentials of strength and flexibility. Appropriate for mixed levels.
Guided Ashtanga – Full Primary
When you’re ready for the full Ashtanga experience, this is the class for you.
In a fast-paced, dynamic sequence that opens new dimensions of the mind-body-breathe connection, you will begin to move into a direct experience of the flow of the practice. With careful emphasis on the traditional vinyasa method, this class presents the full Ashtanga Yoga Primary series. Prior yoga experience, knowledge of the series and proficiency or a high level of athletic conditioning recommended. Be prepared to sweat. *Level II
a class for beginners, or for anyone who’s interested in refining their knowledge of postures and alignment, basic breathwork and meditation. In these small classes you’ll receive assistance as we move slowly through the foundational postures and ideas central to Hatha yoga.
If you have physical limitations, rehabbing an injury, or have low energy this would be a suitable practice for now.
Approached from a Viniyoga perspective. Viniyoga implies differentiation, adaptation, and appropriate application. As a style of practice, Viniyoga refers to an approach to Yoga that adapts the various means and methods of practice to the unique condition, needs and interests of the individual. Lightly paced yoga with breathing exercises and guided meditation.
Students work one-on-one with the teacher.
These classes are designed for the individual according to his or her needs. Whether it be balance, strength, flexibility, or breathing you are working on a private session can be a way to help you explore in a more in depth way.