45-90 Minute practice for all levels*
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Ashtanga yoga is often called the most challenging asana modality in the world, comprised of several series of increasingly dynamic, difficult postures. Yet, these more challenging yoga postures can be attained through dedicated, sensible practice in the Mysore room, where you get one on one instruction and attention from highly trained teachers who have been doing the practice for a long time.
Mysore style Ashtanga practice may seem intimidating, but in fact, it is accepting of ALL 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 brand new 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! But, our teachers create a safe space for students to both care for and challenge themselves, from the very first class. We help students find the Ashtanga practice that works for their body, through the freedom 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. 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. 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.
PLEASE NOTE: The Mysore sessions on our schedule indicate a WINDOW OF TIME for folks to come and go at their convenience. They are not 2-3 hour classes! You can never be late to a Mysore class, and you can leave whenever you need to.
New To Mysore? Observe for FREE, or take a course or workshop
There's a worldwide community of Mysore style Ashtanga shalas - like AYN and this one in Estonia - where folks from all over the world practice. Visiting Ashtanga students are always welcome to come and practice with us.
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.
60 minutes - $10 drop in!
A shorter Ashtanga sequence that will challenge students just enough, creating a sense of wellbeing and vigor. Students will be guided/led simultaneously through a balanced Ashtanga asana class, rooted in the Primary Series. The teacher will facilitate with sensible alignment instructions and optional hands-on assists. All students are guided with wisdom and patience and encouraged to practice to their own potential.
Led All Levels
75 and 90 minutes
This class format is flexible and may include postures from the Intermediate Series, Restorative Yoga or Pranayama. The teacher will facilitate with sensible alignment instructions and optional hands-on assists. All students are guided with wisdom and patience and encouraged to practice to their own potential.
Led Primary Series
For those familiar with Ashtanga Yoga's Primary Series. All students are guided/led simultaneously through the series to a specific breath count. Students with some experience of Ashtanga to seasoned Ashtanga students are welcome to attend; NEW ASHTANGA STUDENTS are encouraged to start in any of our other Ashtanga-based classes. This class is steady and flowing; the teacher offers guidance both verbally and with hands-on assists.
Ashtanga Slow Flow
For students of all levels. Drop-ins always welcome. This class is ideal for beginners and for serious students who wish to deepen their practice. Similar to the flow of a led class, but 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. The teacher will facilitate with sensible alignment instructions and optional hands-on assists. All students are guided with wisdom and patience and encouraged to practice to their own potential.
"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.