I offer Ashtanga Yoga classes in a Mysore style setting. Mysore is the city in India where this style of yoga was developed by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in conjunction with his Guru Krishnamacharia. Pattabhi Jois developed a system of yoga (Ashtanga vinyasa)where people followa set series of poses linked together with a flowing movement called a vinyasa. This lineage has been passed on to his grandsonSharath Jois who continues to teach the Ashtanga yoga system in Mysore and internationally.
Mysore style Ashtanga yoga is a private class in a group setting; that is, people drop in during the set amount of time offered and finish their personal practice by the end of the time block. During this time, the teacher works with each student individually to teach the series and to adjust the series as needed for each person’s level of comfort, evolving and shifting body/mind, capabilities and growing confidence.
This practice is accessible to any level of student, from absolute beginners to more advanced practitioners, and is ideally practiced 6 days a week. In any one class, there will be practitioners of varying levels – from complete beginners to people who have been practicing for years. This means that when students commit to the practice and come regularly they get to know each other and a friendly community of support and learning develops. Everyone realizes that regardless of the poses they do, we are all in the same soup – that there is no hierarchy when we are reaching for yoga. Commitment to the practice also results in a deep connection to the body, mind and soul, flexibility and strength, a light, comfortable body and an ease in movement.
The connection with the teacher is an important part of the yoga process. I work to learn about what each student brings to their practice and to hold a space where people can grow, feel accepted at each step in their yoga journey and to be recognized for their unique contribution to the yoga room.
Periodically, workshops will be offered by me or senior teachers to provide you with a rich learning environment as you develop your personal path.
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