Mysore Ashtanga takes its name from the city in South India where Sri K. Patthabi Jois, guru of Ashtanga Yoga, lived and taught the practice for many years. In a Mysore class students can enter the room at any time during the given time slot (as long as they leave enough time to complete practice, as recommended by a teacher or studio director) and move through the series at their own pace, memorizing the practice and adding on new postures only when ready. Each student, though in a group setting, is taught individually. Special attention is given to learning the breathing technique. This class is appropriate for all levels.
Led Ashtanga Beginner
The class is taught as a group, first learning the breathing technique and then beginning to explore integrating proper breathing with movement. We move through most of the Primary standing postures, taking time to explore the alignment and subtleties of each pose. This class is a wonderful staring place for beginners or for anyone looking to slow down and get back to basics.
Led Ashtanga Half Primary Series (Open Level)
This class moves as a group through half of the Primary series (up to Navasana) of Ashtanga Yoga. Focus is on linking movement to the breath, and proper vinyasas are counted in Sanskrit. It is open to all levels.
Led Ashtanga Primary Series (Intermediate/Advanced Level)
This class moves as a group through the entire Primary Series. The focus is on vinyasa, pacing and learning the more challenging postures in a safe setting. Proper vinyasa is counted in Sanskrit. Students should be familiar with the Primary series.
Pilates Machine Class (Open Level)
This small group class spends half an hour on the Pilates Cadillac Machines and half an hour on the Pilates Reformer Machines. We move through a unique mix of spinal articulations, abdominal strengthening, leg, arm, back and gluteus work. Students will leave feeling lengthened, strengthened and inspired. All levels are welcome.
Pilates Machine Class Intense
This small group class is intended for students who have an established Pilates practice and are looking for a challenge! We spend half an hour on the Pilates Cadillac Machines and half an hour on the Pilates Reformer Machines and move through a challenging mix of spinal articulations, abdominal strengthening, leg, arm, back and gluteus exercises. Students cultivate control, strength and endurance.