Learn More about Ashtanga and Mysore Practice
Ashtanga Yoga is a vinyasa (links breath with movement) style of yoga. Students sweat as they detox through vigorous continuous movement. There are three places of attention during the practice. They are the postures or asana, the breathing system (ujjayi) and the drishti, or gaze during the practice. These three focuses purify the body, nervous system and mind.
This is an ancient style of yoga which was taught by Vamana Rishi in the Yoga Korunta. In modern times, its lineage can be traced to Rama Mohan Brachmachari who imparted the Yoga Korunta text to his student Sri T. Krishnamacharya in the early 1900s. Shri K. Pattabhi Jois received the practice beginning in the 1920s from his teacher, Krishnamacharya. Sri R. Sharath Jois continues the lineage today as he teaches the practice as taught to him by this grandfather, Pattabhi Jois, or Guruji as he was affectionally know by his students.
* Arrive 10 minutes prior to class.
* Mention any injuries or illness before class.
* Feel free to ask questions
* Do not eat 2 hours prior to practice
* Do not drink water during your practice
*Take “ladies holiday” during first 3 days of monthly menstruation
Mysore is the traditional transmission of Ashtanga yoga and named after Mysore, India, where Ashtanga yoga was taught by Sri K Pattabhi Jois for many years. It is a self-paced practice. Instructors teach students directly to allow them to develop the practice and make it their own. Hands on adjustments and verbal cues are provided as needed. All levels, beginners to advanced students, practice together in a supportive community environment. It’s like having a private lesson in a group setting!
Students can arrive any time during the session, giving enough time to do your practice and leave when finished. You progress at your pace, not that of an overall class. One is moved through the practice according to your ability. It allows beginners to be beginners and intermediate students to advance their practice based upon their increased stamina, strength and flexibility.