An individual practice in a group setting for all levels.
Doors open 5:30 am. Sitting meditation and invocation starts promptly 530am and 600am during split class days. Please arrive for Mysore self-independent practice no later than 600am. This allows time for a complete uninterrupted healing practice. The shala closes at 7:45 am. Assists, modifications,adjustments, teachings will be given from 5:45 am to 7:30 am.
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, repetitive each day 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 immerse into one’s self-practice, knowing that the teacher is there to guide, teach, 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 to deepen once study and practice of the method of yoga and the 8 limbs of yoga.