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“The whole basis of proper breathing is to ensure a perfect state of mind.”

~ Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

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All of our classes are in-person and present a balanced blend of vinyāsa, breathing, alignment, chanting, meditation & philosophy.

The best way for most people to begin is with either our Ashtānga BasicsSaturday Led Class or Free Yoga Outdoors. These classes are open to everyone. You may also take any of our breathing & chanting classes Subscribe to stay up-to-date with scheduling & location.

 

Our main program, Mysore Ashtānga Yoga, is a personalized approach to traditional yoga. This class requires monthly registration. No single class drop-ins allowed unless you have an established traditional practice. Please read our FAQ page or Class Description page to learn more Mysore Ashtānga Yoga and our other offerings.

WHAT IS ASHTĀNGA YOGA?

Ashtānga Yoga is the original source of modern-day vinyāsa yoga coming to us from the teachings of Sri T. Krishnamacharya and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. The practice synchronizes breath with movement to develop strength, flexibility, concentration and to improve overall health of body, mind & spirit. When approached mindfully while focusing on breath, movement, alignment & core, everybody can effectively & safely enjoy the many benefits that Ashtānga Yoga offers. Click here to learn more about Ashtānga Yoga »

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

MYSORE ASHTĀNGA YOGA: 

MON - FRI, 6:30 - 10:30 AM

This class requires monthly registration. No single class drop-ins allowed unless you have an established traditional practice.

 

Personal One-on-One Instruction: Whether you are completely new to yoga or are an experienced practitioner, the personal instruction provided in the Mysore style class offers the greatest potential for learning, practicing & progressing in yoga.

 

Mysore Ashtānga Yoga - About the Mysore Program: Mysore style functions differently than other yoga classes. Each person is instructed one-on-one at a level & pace uniquely suited to them. This ensures a safe, effective & enjoyable experience of Ashtānga Yoga while maximizing the benefits you receive & the progress you make in yoga. If you have an interest in or question about Mysore, please read the FAQ page and/or contact us. We would be happy to answer your questions & to further discuss the Mysore Ashtānga Yoga program with you.

LED ASHTĀNGA YOGA: 

SATURDAY 8:00 - 9:45 AM

Experience practicing the complete Ashtānga Yoga Primary Series. while being guided through each posture & vinyāsa in the traditional manner. With a steady flow, the synchronization of breath & movement is clearly enumerated along with Sanskrit counting & posture names.  This practice combines stamina, strength, flexibility, flow & focus opening you to new dimensions of your body, breath & spirit. Proficiency in yoga and/or a fair level of physical aptitude is recommended.

ASHTĀNGA BASICS: 

TUE & THU 5:30 - 6:45 PM
Understanding & focusing on the fundamentals is the key to an enjoyable & successful journey. This class is suitable for beginners as well as those wanting to examine their practice from the perspective of square one. Come learn the sun salutations, standing postures and seated postures of Ashtānga Yoga taught with clear instruction on how to breathe & move in a safe, effective & healthy way. This class develops the core fundamentals that ensure lasting progress in yoga. All levels welcome.

FREE YOGA OUTDOORS:

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Kid & pet-friendly yoga classes open to everyone. Classes are free or donations will go to support a charity. 

PRIVATE INSTRUCTION:

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Private instruction is an opportune way to quicken your progress in yoga. The benefits – especially when combined with regular daily practice – surpass expectations. Lessons generally run for 2 hours.

If we practice Āsanas for a long time, then Prāṇāyāma will come easily; if we practice Prāṇāyāma for a long time, then meditation (Dhyāna) will come easily.” – Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

PRĀṆĀYĀMA - YOGIC BREATHING PRACTICES:

MON & FRI 6:00 - 6:30 AM

Breathing is the most important component of any good yoga practice. Whether our goal is better postures, better health, more emotional peace, a healthier back or simply just to become enlightened, diving deeper into our breathing processes is the best way to quicken our success. Learn more »

SILENT MEDITATION – DHYĀNA:

SATURDAY 6:30 - 7:45 AM

This is a time to sit silently while using the Ashtānga Yoga fundamentals to look inside with more skill, depth & clarity. Meditation practice is founded upon the same Tristhāna as in our āsana practice: Breathing, Posture & Gazing (dṛṣṭi). These three pillars form our anchors to the present & the real. In our meditation practice, we simply utilize the same practice we already know: sit straight, open our energies & maintain equanimity of mind. The only difference is that we only do one āsana! An Ashtānga based meditation practice not only greatly improves our āsana practice, it also causes us to feel more grounded and to experience greater mental clarity. It is an invaluable adjunct to our yoga repertoire.

You are invited to also silently include any chanting or prāṇāyāma practices that you may already know. This will help you remain present during your sit.

 

Please feel free to arrive any time according to how long you are comfortable sitting.

CHANTING:

TUE, WED & THU 6:00 - 6:30 AM

Chanting awakens our vitality while bringing depth to our yoga practice. It is both a meditative breathing practice as well as a solid foundation for the study of yoga philosophy. Unlike āsana practice which eventually fades into old age, chanting, prāṇāyāma, meditation & philosophy improve as we age. Learn more »

SATSAṄGA:

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Philosophy, Chanting & Prāṇāyāma classes: Gathering together, we shed light on the vast practices & philosophies of yoga stemming from the Indian culture of seeking Truth. We cover a wide range of topics including Yoga Sūtras, Bhagavad Gītā, Sanskrit writing & grammar, and many many other yoga related topics. Learn more »

 

No experience necessary - all are welcome!


 

YOGA SŪTRAS:

TUESDAY 10:45 – 12:00 PM (PDT)

The Yoga Sūtras is an incredibly insightful & practical approach to understanding yoga. There are four chapters. Chapters 1 & 2 lay the basis for the entire yogic process. Chapter 1 gives us the first step, chapter 2 gives the remaining steps to be taken provided the first step is securely in place. Chapter 3 gives more organization to the processes detailed in chapter 2, and chapter 4 (the final chapter) explains how to understand the whole process. Chapter 2, Sādhana Pāda provides us with the nuts & bolts for pursuing yoga.