Ashtanga yoga is a rigorous, powerful form of hatha yoga. With commitment and patience everyone can do this practice. The only requirements are to show up, be curious, and have a good sense of humor.

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Teaching Schedule

Wednesday thru Friday
6:00am – 8:00am
Mysore

Tuesday & Thursday
9:30am – 11:15am
Mysore

Saturday
8:ooam – 9:45am
Primary Series

Class Descriptions

 

Mysore class hours – you can begin your practice at any time during Mysore.  However, please be mindful of the class end time and allow enough time to complete your practice by the scheduled ending time.

Moon Days – in honor of Ashtanga tradition, moon days are observed as yoga holidays and classes are not held.

9/23 – Tues – new
10/8 – Wed – full
10/23 – Thurs – new
11/6 – Thurs – full
11/22 – Sat – new
12/6 – Sat – full
12/21 – Sun – new

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A Summary of Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga is a complete Yoga method based on Bhakti (devotion) to a breathing and movement system called Vinyasa. Through Ashtanga yoga you come to realize your Self and your purpose by learning to systematically combine several internal and external techniques including: breathing, internal locks, meditation, posture, conscious movement and gazing. When these basic techniques are applied with discipline, subtlety and skill, they are excellent tools for becoming physically and mentally strong and perceptive. When you’ve developed your practice, you learn to ‘inhabit’ your body like an animal moving freely in the wild and at the same time your mind becomes strong and fit for meditation. Practicing to create this combination of physical grace and power and mental clarity and openness leads to spiritual awakening. The method consists of learning a rigorous, well-balanced sets of postures and the vinyasa positions that form the set sequences. The alternating, opposing movement and breathing patterns within the given sequences help you to internalize your mind and to gain depth and wisdom by observing the true nature of what is happening within you.

This Summary of Ashtanga Yoga written certified Ashtanga teacher, David Garrigues

Ashtanga Details

What is Mysore?

The Ashtanga yoga method was originally taught in Mysore, southern India by the late yoga master, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.  Since the first Ashtanga classes were taught in Mysore, this style of teaching is named after the city and is really just short for “Mysore Style Ashtanga.”