The most intimate, personal and developed way of practicing yoga is also the most
traditional, time-honored and historic method. The ‘Mysore Style’ method is named after the city where our teacher Sri K. Pattabhi Jois lives and teaches, continuing this teaching style from his teacher Krishnamacharya.
It is a very common misconception that you need to be a physically advanced Ashtanga
practitioner in order to practice Mysore style. This environment is actually the raditional way to learn and to start your yoga practice.
In this special class, you learn to take individual responsibility for your yoga practice and develop a deeply trusting relationship with your teacher. It is perhaps the only way that the more advanced asanas or postures can be learned safely, with proper skill and dedication.
By committing yourself fully to one yoga style, one teaching method and a regular practice, you open the door to deeper levels of your body, mind and spirit.
In the space between the teacher and the student, learning happens. In the mysore
style method of practice, you have the unique opportunity to experience this level.
New students without a regurlar ashtanga practice (having the primary or part of the primary series memorized) commit to at least one month at a minimum of three times per week.
If you feel intimidated by this, then you are welcome to observe the class first.
No Mysore classes on New and Full moon. Yoga over time makes us more attuned to natural cycles. Observing moon days is one way to recognize and honor the rhythms of nature so we can live in greater harmony with it. http://www.ashtangayogacenter.com/moon.html