This unique class is open to all levels, from absolute beginners to more experienced practitioners. The class is not led and all instruction is given on an individual basis. In other words, each student is given a one-on-one lesson in a group setting in order that he or she can progress through the Ashtanga Yoga series’ at their own pace and according to his or her individual needs. As you gain strength, endurance, flexibility, physical and mental balance; poses will be added on to your sequence. In turn the practice will cleanse the internal systems of the body and provide a healthy source of focus and dedication in one’s life.
*Please take note there are no Mysore classes on the Full and New Moon Days.
You can show up when it suits you. Unlike all other classes on Living Yoga’s schedule, Mysore class timings are flexible and students may begin practicing any time after the posted start time provided they finish by the end of class. New students attending Mysore class should allow 30 to 45 minutes for practice. As strength and stamina build more of the sequence will be taught and one’s practice will gradually lengthen.
You can develop your meditation practice by following your own breath: Ashtanga is intended to be a moving meditation. Led classes are a fantastic way to learn about the breath and the vinyasa, but Mysore-style is where you follow your own breath and deepen your focus and meditation skills.
You get individual attention. In any type of yoga, we come across poses or aspects of the practice that are difficult and challenging. In a led class, you may just skim over a difficult pose, but in Mysore style you have the chance to work one-on-one with the teacher. Most people feel this individual attention helps their practice soar.
Mysore class is for everyone. While factors such as age, experience with yoga, or how strong or flexible one is may determine how quickly one learns the practice, in the long run they are relatively insignificant. Everyone's practice is unique and develops at its own pace. The practice is for anybody who genuinely desires to do it and is a great way to practice and live life at your full capacity.