The most intimate, personal and developed way of practicing yoga is also the most traditional, time-honored and historic method. The ‘Mysore Style’ method is named after the city where our teacher Sri K. Pattabhi Jois lives and teaches, continuing this teaching style from his teacher Krishnamacharya.
It is a very common misconception that you need to be a physically advanced Ashtanga practitioner in order to practice Mysore style. This environment is actually the traditional way to learn and to start your yoga practice.
In this special class, you learn to take individual responsibility for your yoga practice and develop a deeply trusting relationship with your teacher. It is perhaps the only way that the more advanced asanas or postures can be learned safely, with proper skill and dedication. By committing yourself fully to one yoga style, one teaching method and a regular practice, you open the door to deeper levels of your body, mind and spirit.
In the space between the teacher and the student, learning happens. In the mysore style method of practice, you have the unique opportunity to experience this level.
We request that new students without a regurlar ashtanga practice (having the primary or part of the primary series memorized) commit to at least one month at a minimum of three times per week.
If you feel intimidated by this, then you are welcome to get the instructor’s approval to observe the class first. You may also choose to participate in one of our introduction to mysore courses before beginning your own mysore practice.
No Mysore classes on New and Full moon. For a complete list of moon days, please see here.
New students should read class etiquette, which may be found here.