One hour practice synchronized breath and movements. Based on Ashtanga, come prepared to sweat.
Refine the synchronization of breath and movement as you learn more of the sequence of the Ashtanga system (Sun Salutes, 29 synchronized postures from the First Series, Closing Sequence).
Weekly opportunity for discussion of yoga philosophy, breath work, questions and answers, and demonstration of asanas.
Designed to build core, abdominal, perineal, arm & leg strength. Plan to sweat – bring a towel.
Practice the full primary system of the Ashtanga Yoga tradition – practice consists of Sun Salutes, 42 synchronized postures, and the Closing Sequence.
Intro to Ashtanga
Instructor will call out poses and lead students through the beginning postures of the Ashtanga system. Students will learn proper alignment and modifications for poses and correct breathing techniques. Suitable for beginning students.
For teachers and advanced practitioners
Vinyasa-flow based on the Ashtanga series. Includes introduction of some second-series postures. Opportunity to work on specific elements of the practice – hips, backbends, and balancing.
Practice synchronized breath and movement. Gently pace, soft music. Class include guided meditation and an extended savasana resting pose, complete with a Reiki treatment for each student.
Perfect for people new to yoga. Class begins with 15 minutes of gentle stretching followed by 45 minutes of yoga flow (synchronized breath and movement). A great way to prepare for the Ashtanga system, and an excellent introduction to the potential therapeutic benefits of yoga, including promoting a healthy back.
Independent practice/mixed levels
A self-practice suitable for all levels of practitioners who have memorized the synchronized postures of the Ashtanga system. Instructor provides traditional adjustments during a quite, meditative, mindful practice. See schedule for practice times.
Note regarding weekday morning Mysore times: Doors are open from 6AM to 9AM. Adjustments by instructor will be provided from 6:30AM to 8:30AM.
Note: Ashtanga Yoga is physically demanding. Please bring a towel to class. We recommend that you inform the instructor if you are a new practitioner or if you have injuries. We strongly encourage all Ashtanga Yoga practitioners to come to class well hydrated and prepared to sweat.