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“The whole basis of proper breathing is to ensure a perfect state of mind.”
~ Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
Where to Begin?
✦ There is a waitlist to join our Mysore Ashtanga Yoga program, Mon - Fri, 6:00 - 10:45 am. Please email, text or call if you would like to join the waitlist (be sure to let me know your interest and background in Ashtānga Yoga).
What is Ashtānga Yoga?
Ashtānga Yoga practice synchronizes breath with movement (vinyāsa) to develop strength, flexibility, concentration, and improved health of body, mind & spirit. When approached mindfully with attention to breath & core alignment, Ashtānga Yoga produces many benefits accessible to all.
Ashtānga Yoga is one of the primary sources of contemporary yoga and has come to us from the teachings of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and Sri T. Krishnamacharya.
All of our classes are in-person and present a balanced blend of vinyāsa, breathing, alignment, chanting, meditation & philosophy.
Ashtānga Yoga Basics
Experience a slower-paced Ashtānga Yoga Half Primary Series class, while working mindfully to better coordinate our breath, core-alignment & movement.
○ For one who remains interested in the basics, the basics bring endless joy, satisfaction & fascination.
○ Speed will follow technique, but technique will not follow speed.
Drop-ins & all levels welcome!
TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Led Primary Series
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 good level of physical aptitude is recommended.
SATURDAY 8:00 - 9:45 AM
Mysore Ashtānga Yoga
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.
MON - FRI, 6:00 - 10:45 AM
* There is a waitlist to join our Mysore Yoga program.
* Monthly Registration Only.
* Visiting students with an established traditional practice, should contact me directly.
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.
Prānāyāma - Yogic Breathing
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 »
SATURDAYS 7:30 - 8:00 AM
”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
Meditation - Dhyāna
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.
* Arrive any time based on how long you can sit for silent meditation.
Chanting - Healing Sounds
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 »
TUE, WED & THU 6:00 - 6:30 AM
Satsanga - Philosophy
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 »
SATURDAYS 7:00 – 7:30 AM
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.