‘Mysore Style’ is how Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is traditionally taught in Mysore, India.
Beginners often assume that self-practice classes must be for more advanced students that know the sequence, this is not true. This unique yoga class is specifically designed to accommodate ALL LEVELS of yoga students, from ‘advanced practitioners’ to complete beginners.
This kind of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga class closely mirrors the ancient one-to-one guru-student relationship through which yoga was traditionally passed down from generation to generation. Although there may be many students in a class, each student is treated like an individual. Each students practice is based upon their physical ability, so it accommodates all levels – from the complete beginner to more accomplished students. Beginner students will likely have a much shorter practice than more experienced ones, and then slowly, when the teacher sees that the student is ready, additional poses are added to the routine, building stamina, strength, flexibility and concentration but without overexertion or risk of injury.
To gain the most benefit we strongly recommend you attend at least 3 classes a week.
Suitable for ALL LEVELS (inc. complete beginners)
Morning classes are generally quieter, making them ideal for complete beginners to receive the attention required to build a practice day-by-day.
Suitable for those with an established Ashtanga Yoga practice.
If you are new to yoga or new to self practice, we recommend completing our short 6-week intro course before attending an evening class.
Mysore classes are not 2-hr yoga classes. Most students do not need anymore than 90-minutes to complete their practice, and for beginners it is often 60-minutes. You arrive and start at ANY TIME up until 1-hour before the end of class (i.e. you are not required to arrive for the scheduled start time of the class). You can leave at any time up until the last 15-minutes when everyone will be in relaxation. We request that students finishing early plan to not disturb the last 15-minutes of class out of respect for their fellow students.
We would appreciate it if you read about Class Etiquette before attending class. This will help you to get the most out of each class you attend.
Mysore Yoga Classes
Moving into Mysore:
6wk Ashtanga Intro
The Perfect Introduction to Mysore Style Ashtanga Yoga