MYSORE STYLE CLASSES
The name of ‘Mysore Style’ refers to the city of Mysore, where Guruji Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois, taught for more than 70 years the practice of ashtanga yoga in its traditional method.
In these classes, students will learn individually and gradually the sequence, appropriate to their level and rhythm. Although the student is in class with more people, the instruction is individualized, it is an assisted self-practice.
The Ashtanga Yoga sees each student as unique, that is why the postures must be adapted to the individual and personalized teaching. Some students may learn faster or be fitter, while others are less fit or have health problems and will progress more slowly.
The teacher will guide you posture, at a pace that is right for you. Each position is based on the previous position, so that when you arrive at a position that is challenging or difficult, we will work so that you can do it, and you will move on to the next one.
The goal of Mysore classes is to develop a personal practice.
During the primary led classes, the students are guided in unison through the postures of the sequence of the Primary Series. The counting is in sanskrit following the traditional method. The guided classes are an opportunity to remember and master the vinyasas, the names of the postures, and they will help you to improve your resistance and concentration.
BEGINNER’S COURSE / FUNDAMENTALS OF ASHTANGA YOGA
If you have never practiced ashtanga yoga or have tried only some guided class, we recommend you the beginner’s course or basics of ashtanga yoga.
Beginner’s Course consists of 8 classes (Mysore style classes) within 4 weeks of your first class.
You can start any day of the month and the duration of the classes are approximately 45min. Booking is required.
Individual attention that adjust to the level, flexibility and condition of each student, whether you want to start your yoga practice or want to deepen by addressing specific conditions. Flexible schedules and personalized sessions adapted to your needs.
Wear comfortable clothes that allow you to move and a small towel to dry the sweat. During the practice of ashtanga you usually sweat a lot
Try not to eat at least 2 hours before practice
There are mats to borrow at the studio, but you may want to buy your own if you practice regularly
It is important be silent in the practice room or speak quietly with the teacher
For morning classes it is good to shower before coming to class, the muscles and the body appreciate hot water. After the practice you can use the shower. They will be short showers and you should bring a towel and whatever you may need
In the practice of ashtanga yoga women are recommended to rest the first 2-3 days of menstruation