Mysore Ashtanga Practice
45-90 Minute practice for all levels - DETAILS HERE
If you're new, you must take our Intro Course or Intro Workshop before attending Mysore sessions.
Mysore style practice is welcoming, intelligent and appropriate for all students; it is the traditional and ideal method for learning Ashtanga Yoga. All levels practice together, those brand new to yoga, to those who've been practicing for years. Students integrate Ashtanga yoga more quickly in Mysore style classes vs. Led classes, and those with a dedicated Mysore style Ashtanga practice more quickly gain physical and spiritual strength, flexibility and proficiency, too. If you are serious about learning Ashtanga yoga, then dedicate yourself to Mysore practice and we will help you develop a disciplined and meditative self practice you can do anywhere. You’ll get to know and trust your teachers and your fellow practitioners during this process, through communication and feedback and regular participation. In the beginning weeks, expect your practice to last about 45 minutes, no matter what your level of yoga experience. You’ll be taught postures one-by-one or in short sections. Our teachers will aid you in memorizing the sequence and assessing your needs for alternatives or props. You’ll be asked to repeat portions of what you learn to help you assimilate the information. You’ll learn the series progressively while doing so at a pace appropriate for you. You are never pushed beyond your abilities; safe and steady progress is best facilitated by regular, consistent practice. Over time, our teachers share more postures and sections of the practice as you become comfortable and integrate. We encourage you to explore and deepen your practice, and to work regularly, a minimum of 2 days to up to 6 days a week with our teachers, to cultivate a potent, disciplined, and meditative practice.
New To Mysore? Take a course or workshop
or Email our Senior Teacher, Michelle Ryan to learn how to start.
There's a worldwide community of Mysore style Ashtanga shalas - like this one in Estonia - where dedicated Ashtanga practitioners are always welcomed. Take an Intro Course with us to get started!
For all levels; Drop-ins always welcome. Class size is limited to 15 students. Arrive early to ensure props and a spot. Yin Yoga is a complementary yoga practice to dynamic, active yoga styles such as Ashtanga Yoga. Postures are practiced on the floor and each is held for several minutes, allowing the deep layers of connective tissue to be gently and safely stretched. Yin Yoga restores and maintains the natural mobility of the joints and tissues closest to our core and encourages the free flow of energy throughout the body. Emphasizing stillness and an attitude of quiet acceptance, Yin Yoga can help practitioners develop or deepen mindful meditation.
Led Half Primary
For students of all levels. Drop-ins always welcome. All students are guided/led simultaneously through a steady and flowing experience of half of the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga. Beginners may drop in to this class; the teacher will provide alignment instructions and physical assists. New students are guided with wisdom and patience; more seasoned Ashtanga students can practice to their own potential.
Led Primary Series
For those familiar with Ashtanga Yoga. All students are guided/led simultaneously through the sequence of postures comprising the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga. Students with some experience of Ashtanga to seasoned Ashtanga students are welcome to attend; NEW STUDENTS are encouraged to start with Led Half Primary or Mysore. This class is steady and flowing; the teacher offers guidance both verbally and with hands-on assists.
Ashanga Slow Flow
For students of all levels. Drop-ins always welcome. This class is ideal for beginners and for serious students that wish to deepen their practice. Similar to the flow of a led class, however we will approach the postures in a slow and deliberate way as we explore entry of poses and proper alignment. Each class will be slightly different as we review selected poses from the traditional sequence comprising the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga.
"As someone who studies Asian philosophies for a living...I've always been interested in yoga, but I never really enjoyed going to led classes. They never really resonated with me in ways that inspired me to keep practicing. Then I discovered Ashtanga and the Mysore style of teaching, and my whole perspective changed. Mysore classes enable students to move at their own pace, and allow for a much more introspective, individualized way of practicing. After a three-year hiatus from any sort of regular yoga practice, I'm hooked! - Connie K.