Mysore Practice

An individual practice in a group setting for all levels. 

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Pattabhi Jois and grandson Sharath teaching in Mysore India. – Photo by Dayanita Singh

Doors open 5:30 am for flexible start time. Please allow time for finishing sequence to be completed by 7:30 am. The studio closes at 7:45 am. Assists, modifications and adjustments will be given from 5:45 am to 7:30 am.

Mysore History

The traditional way of teaching Ashtanga yoga to students is in a so-called “Mysore class”. The name “Mysore” comes from the place where Guruji taught Ashtanga yoga and lived with his family for most of his life and which can be considered the center of Ashtanga yoga: The city of Mysore in southern India. Mysore is considered the most effective way for learning and understanding the practice. Mysore classes are different from the way yoga is taught in most other styles of yoga. Since in Ashtanga yoga the sequence of postures to be performed is fixed, there is no need for the teacher to state the next posture. Instead each student practices in his own rhythm and the teacher can focus on the individual needs of each student. The student is less guided by the teacher verbally, but can rather self-practice, knowing that the teacher is there to correct and support if necessary. Therefore, the student will advance at its own pace, with the guidance of an experienced teacher and deeper assists. Mysore practice is in fact a very effective way of learning the method of Ashtanga Yoga. Mysore is encouraged once a student has learned the sequence.

Class Timetable

  Open Time Close Time Trainer Address
Monday 5:30 am 7:45 am Christina Martini 540 Balboa Street, San Francisco
Tuesday 5:30 am 7:45 am Christina Martini 540 Balboa Street, San Francisco
Wednesday 5:30 am 7:45 am Christina Martini 540 Balboa Street, San Francisco
Thursday 5:30 am 7:45 am Christina Martini 540 Balboa Street, San Francisco
Friday 5:30 am 7:45 am Christina Martini 540 Balboa Street, San Francisco
Monday
5:30 am - 7:45 am - with Christina Martini - at 540 Balboa Street, San Francisco
Tuesday
5:30 am - 7:45 am - with Christina Martini - at 540 Balboa Street, San Francisco
Wednesday
5:30 am - 7:45 am - with Christina Martini - at 540 Balboa Street, San Francisco
Thursday
5:30 am - 7:45 am - with Christina Martini - at 540 Balboa Street, San Francisco
Friday
5:30 am - 7:45 am - with Christina Martini - at 540 Balboa Street, San Francisco
Christina Martini Closeup

Christina is dedicated to the practice and to the teaching of the method of Ashtanga Yoga. Her teaching is full of love and inspiration. She has the ability to see the individual characteristics of her students and guide them to develop their own strengths, health and wellness. Christina supports her students to go beyond, deeper into their practice with dedication and trust. Christina is also an Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) and founded Shala Santosha Yoga which is a registered school RYT200 with Yoga Alliance.