45-90 Minute practice for all levels
New students must know how to do the Ashtanga Suryanamaskara A and B to attend our Mysore classes as a drop in; take our Mysore Intro Course to learn how in a group setting. Or, arrange a private session with studio founder and senior teacher, Michelle Ryan - click here for more info.
Mysore style Ashtanga practice is accepting of students right where they are, no matter what their age or level of fitness. It is intelligent and appropriate for ALL students and the traditional and ideal method for learning Ashtanga Yoga. All levels practice together, from new students to those who've been practicing for years. A dedicated Mysore style Ashtanga practice leads quickly to strength, flexibility and proficiency. Ashtanga can be a true "workout" and you will build heat and sweat! Our teachers create a safe space for students to both care for and challenge themselves; it's also an excellent place to practice if you are injured. We help students develop a practice that works for their body, immersing themselves more deeply into their yoga practice through the crucible of the Mysore room.
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. The practice becomes your teacher. In the beginning weeks, expect your practice to last about 45 minutes, no matter what your level of yoga experience. 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. You’ll learn the series progressively while doing so at a pace appropriate for you. Proficiency is best facilitated by regular, consistent practice. 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, challenging, disciplined, and meditative practice.
75 and 90 minutes
Students of all levels are guided together through the Primary Series of Ashtanga. Our teachers will steadily count out the breaths, transitions and postures, leading all students simultaneously, in concert with flowing, dynamic, sustained breathing and concentration. The energetic and dynamic Ashtanga vinyasa sequence will energize and heat the body, removing toxins and cleansing the entire system. Sensible alternatives to the classical forms will be offered, so that all levels may participate, new to advanced students. This class may include postures from the Ashtanga Intermediate Series, too. Our teachers facilitate your practice with sensible alignment instructions and optional hands-on assists. All students are guided with wisdom and patience and encouraged to practice fully to their own potential.
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.
"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.