Whether you are entirely new to Yoga or new to the Ashtanga Yoga method, you can begin learning by joining us for Mysore class. New students are asked to commit to a full month and come to class at least 3 times per week.
Mysore style class is the traditional method for learning Ashtanga Yoga, as taught at the K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India. This method is for students of all levels and the best place to start as a beginner.
You receive individual attention from the teacher in a small group setting and learn the set sequence of Ashtanga Yoga postures one-by-one gradually over time, at a pace that is tailored for you, your level of flexibility, and strength.
The teacher is in the room providing one-to-one instruction, modifications if necessary, and adjustments to each student individually. Students will be at different stages in their practice and do not practice in unison like in a led class.
Mysore is an open practice time, meaning you may come and start your practice anytime between the posted hours. Just leave enough time to finish your practice (including rest) before closing time.
What To Expect Your First Day of Mysore Practice
All new students begin their instruction in the same manner; on the first day of class you will learn the proper breathing technique, followed by Surya Namaskara A & B (sun salutations), the three final seated postures and rest. You can expect to practice for approx. 30 minutes on your first day, with sessions increasing in time as you progress.
What Should I Bring?
A yoga mat and yoga towel. We have a mat you can borrow at first but it’s best to have your own mat.
How Often Should I Practice?
The Ashtanga Yoga method is intended to be a daily practice. At first, it can be difficult to commit to 5-6 days per week and can take some time to build up to this. New students are encouraged to commit to a month and practice a minimum of three times a week.