Workshop: Introduction to Mysore Style (Ashtanga Yoga)
You are curious about this special yoga tradition and want to learn and experience the Mysore Style (how ashtanga yoga is practiced) but are intimated to just drop into a regular class? (Note: no need to be worried, you can always come to a regular morning class, no need to have any experience, yet this workshop may make the first step to practice easier for you.)
This small-group workshop is a wonderful chance to acquire the foundational tools to get started with this practice and learn about the philosophy behind the practice. By the end of this workshop you will feel comfortable to attend regular class,.
Altogether this workshop offers an optimal start for a safe and conscious practice. This workshop is suitable for all who are interested in this yoga tradition.
Date & Time: Sunday 9 September, 11.00-13.30h
Every practitioner begins their Ashtanga yoga journey with the Primary Series, or Yoga Chikitsa (Cikitsa) which translates as yoga therapy. Ashtanga asanas are linked together through vinyasa (breath synchronised movement) and the vinyasa is an integral part of Ashtanga yoga.
Mysore style class is a ‘self practice’ class where the practitioner receives one-on-one guided instruction that is specific to their needs and moves through the Ashtanga Yoga sequence at their own pace following their own breath. Thus each practitioner has an individualised practice that is overseen and developed under the guidance of an experienced teacher.
During a Mysore class practitioners of all levels (ranging from complete beginners to advanced practitioners) practice at their own pace alongside each other. A Mysore practice is gradually developed over time so that the practitioner can safely and consciously integrate practice step by step.
A common misconception about the Mysore practice is that you need to know the the sequence and poses prior to attending. Mysore is appropriate for beginners as well as students of all levels and is the traditional method of learning yoga, one on one from teacher to practitioner. All you need to show up is a willingness to learn.