The term “Mysore style” refers to the way the ashtanga yoga method is taugh by Sri K.Pattabhi Jois and his grandson R.Sharath in the city of Mysore,India. The ashtanga yoga system follows a therapeutic and progressive sequence of asanas.This established traditional system is practised everyday.Each student is encouraged to memorize this sequence and develop a prsonal practise.
In mysore class each student is taught individually.In other words,he or she is given a one-on-one lesson within the group setting.The student is taught progressively according to his or her individual needs. For this reason, each student is encorauged to make a month- to- month commitment. Ashtanga yoga is an exact and detailed science that is learned over the course of several years.
Begginers students are welcome to join class!
In fact, The Mysore style method is ideal for people who are just getting started. New students are expected to make a minimum commitment of 3 times per week, although 5 times per week is suggested. They will be taught the first basic sequences and their practise will be approximately 20 or 30 minutes. Students will progress further depending on their ability to memorize the sequence and gain reasonable level of proficiency in the poses. Although flexibility, strengh and coordination are helpful, they are not requiered.Anyone can enjoy the rewards of yoga, providing they are willing to make an effort.
If you are new to ashtanga yoga are interested in joining class,please contact me first and come to the studio to observe class before registering
More information about ashtanga yoga and practise in Mysore, India can be found at www.kpjayi.org
In a Led Primary Series class, the teacher calls out the postures and vinyasas (counted movements linking the postures with the breath) of the Ashtanga Primary Series.
The group moves and breathes together in sync.
If you are new to ashtanga yoga, this is where you want to begin. The difference between this class and a regular ashtanga class is that the pace is a bit slower and we will take the time to explain the poses in more detail.