“99% Practice and 1% Theory.” ~ Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
Mysore Style is the traditional method of learning to practice Ashtanga Yoga as taught in Mysore city in India where Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, the guru of Ashtanga Yoga, lived. It is a class open to all levels from beginner to advanced and is considered more inclusive, as each student is received instruction or adjustments individually and reminding students of sequencing. The student moves from posture to posture gradually at their own pace. Mysore is appropriate for students of all levels and is the traditional method of learning yoga, one on one from teacher to student.
Led Class group in which all students simultaneously follow the guidance of the teacher who is counting the vinyasa in Sanskrit. It aims to make students understand and internalize the proper relationship between the development of the postures and breathing during the first series of Ashtanga Yoga. The full primary series is completed during this class. Some previous Ashtanga Yoga experience is required to attend these classes. You have the option of just doing 1/2 of the series. This opens the class to beginner level students as you do just 1/2 of the series.
Click here to watch a video on the difference between led and mysore style practice of Ashtanga Yoga with Prem & Radha
If you are new to Mysore style
Students new to Mysore are welcome to come and observe how the Mysore class flows at any time. There is no need to call ahead, just show up. The teacher can then talk to you about getting started. New students must commit to a Beginners Course to get the full benefits of practicing Mysore style.