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Traditional Ashtanga Yoga Classes

Mysore - all levels - Beginners Welcome!

Mysore Style Practice is the heart of Ashtanga Yoga, and is the name coined for the original way it is taught in the city of Mysore, South India.

This class is for students of all levels and is an excellent opportunity to develop a personal, independent practice that can slowly build over a lifetime!

Within a group setting, each student learns the Ashtanga Yoga Series at their own pace, with direct and individual assistance from the teacher. This allows students to progress at an appropriate rate for their own body and life circumstances.

New postures are taught on a case-by-case basis as the student develops the requisite strength, flexibility and stamina to proceed further.

This direct student - teacher relationship is foundation of all true Yoga teaching and the Yoga Paramparā (the lineage of transmission from teacher to student).

Don't Worry!! This is NOT a 3 hour class!

Please ARRIVE AT ANY TIME during the time slot and LEAVE WHENEVER NECESSARY, or whenever your own practice is complete.

NEW STUDENTS to the Mysore Method of practice are encouraged to commit to attending at least twice per week for their first few months of practice.

For a further Mysore class description: Ashtanga Yoga Mysore Style

Mysore Classes Are Offered Monday - Thursday: Morning & Evening.

Please see our schedule for a complete timetable.

Ashtanga Step-by-Step - For Beginners, all levels

This is a continuation of the Mysore Class.

It is a perfect place to get an Introduction to the Mysore Method of teaching, and learn the fundamentals of Ashtanga Yoga.

This class is suitable for total beginners.

Within the group setting, students will receive one-on-one direction from a teacher and learn the fundamentals of each posture in a progressive step-by-step manner.

No previous yoga experience is required.

Led Ashtanga Yoga Classes

Half Primary Series - level 1

This class will cover the postures in the first half of the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series.

Each class will include sun salutations, standing postures, several challenging seated postures, an introduction to back bending, and the full closing sequence.

Full Primary Series - level 2

The Full Primary Series class is the complete first series of Ashtanga Yoga as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.

Posture names and vinyasa counts will be given in Sanskrit, accompanied by several helpful tips and explanations. This class is appropriate for all students wanting to improve and grow in their Ashtanga Yoga practice.

Some previous experience with Ashtanga Yoga is recommended.

Guided Ashtanga - all levels

Learn about the breathing, and basic postures in the Ashtanga Yoga Sequence. Students will become familiar with sun salutations, as well as some of the standing and seated postures of the Primary Series. Students will learn how to safely move in and out of the postures and some of the fundamental closing postures will be taught.

Other Yoga Classes

Yoga Flow - 50 Minute Hour - all levels

This "50 Minute Hour" is tailored for the time pressured student who needs to fit their practice into their lunch break.

This class is fun and fast paced, and always ends with a period of relaxation that will help get you through the rest of your day!

This led class is suitable for all levels, and will be based on the Ashtanga Vinyasa Practice.

Restorative Yoga - all levels

The Restorative Yoga class is designed for everyone who is looking for a more gentle class.  Postures are held for longer periods of time with the help of bolsters and other props to help support the body and are geared towards finding openings in the hips, legs and back.

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