The traditional method still used in Mysore today . You will be practicing at your own pace under the guidance of one or more teachers. Memory of at least the sequence comprising sun salutations and standing poses is essential. You will be introduced to new postures as your practice deepens.
Individual, hands-on attention is offered, and you can request as much (or as little) help as you want.
In these classes, the teacher will verbally guide you through the primary series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Sessions covering a partial or modified series are especially suitable if you have completed intro 2 or are established in another vigorous yoga method. Classes that cover the full primary series move quickly, so familiarity with the sequencing anc a good level of fitness is recommended. Please contact us if you are unsure if this class is suitable for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I come and try a class?
Yes, certainly, but we do ask you to book in advance. A drop-in class costs $22.
What is the difference between a led class and a Mysore session?
In a led class, the teacher will provide a verbal lead to guide all students, in unison, through a partial (three-quarter) or full series. In a Mysore session, you work at your own pace through the postures you have learned, with instruction from a teacher as and when you need it.
Is a Mysore class really three hours long?
No! The teacher is present in the studio for three hours. During that period, students will arrive at different times, do their practice, and leave. Beginners may stay only 45 minutes, while a more experienced student might stay almost two hours - it's up to you. The teacher(s) move around the studio, offering help and support to each student according to his or her need. It is like having a one-on-one lesson in a group setting. That is why our timetable shows an "arrival window" instead of a class time.
Which one is better, led classes or Mysore?
Both are useful for different purposes. Regular attendance at a led class reminds you of the correct pace and rhythm of the sequence, but there will be little or no correction from your teacher. Mysore sessions enable you to progress at your own pace and receive personal attention from an instructor to fine-tune your practice and learn new postures.