Intro to Mysore
Our Introduction to Mysore classes are held in small intimate groups for maximum individual guidance and support. They are suitable for beginners as well as students who have taken guided Ashtanga classes, or other types of Yoga classes before, but who now wish to develop a self-practice. You will start to memorise the first part of the Ashtanga sequence, synchronising breath and movement, allowing you to take the first steps towards cultivating your own practice. The teacher will guide you where necessary – sometimes verbally and sometimes by giving tactile adjustments – and over time will encourage you to become increasingly independent in your practise.
Our Intro classes run along-side the regular Mysore class, meaning we have all levels of practitioners practising together in the room – some with a lot of experience, such as Yoga teachers, next to others who are just beginning. Mysore Style is considered the ideal and safest way for a beginner to learn Ashtanga Yoga, since the practice is developed according to the constitution, readiness and ability of each individual. Over time our Introduction students move seamlessly into regular Mysore practice.
THE WAY WE PRACTICE
Ashtanga Yoga is traditionally practised early in the morning with the rising of the sun. It is beneficial to practise at this time as the Prana (life energy) is at its highest. A daily practice builds a solid foundation of stability, a safe platform from which you can unlock the body and mind and develop self awareness. Practising in silence and moving with your breath enables you to listen internally, allowing your individual practice to deepen and fully unfold.
HOW TO BEGIN..?
Mysore Style is considered the ideal and safest way for a beginner to learn Ashtanga Yoga, since the practice is developed according to the constitution, readiness and ability of each individual.
No previous experience is necessary to join the class, nor pre-registration and our mats are free to borrow – so just come as you are! You find our schedule here.
Please take a moment to look through the Good to know page before attending your first class. We look forward to meeting you on the mat!