Ashtanga Yoga is an ancient system of Yoga that was passed down to our teacher Sri K. Pattabhi Jois during his time of study with his teacher, Sri T. Krishnamacharya, one of the most distinguished yogis of the 20th Century. This method of yoga practice consists of a dynamic sequence of postures that flow together, one after the other, much like a dance. The process produces an intense internal heat and purifying sweat that detoxifies the muscles and organs of the body, resulting in a balanced, calm and lucid mind and a health that permeates all aspects of the being.
The Mysore method is taught within a group setting, with the individual, teacher student relationship being the main focus. The Mysore approach allows each student to practice at their own pace and to progress, based on their unique physical, mental, and energetic abilities. And yet the student can feel and sense the support and energy of the group, as a whole. The Mysore method helps to foster a sense of independence, empowering the student to take responsibility for their own practice and growth, ultimately tapping into deeper parts of themselves and growing Self understanding
This method of teaching is for all levels; experienced practitioners, those new to Ashtanga Yoga, and those brand new to yoga new to yoga.
Mission Ashtanga offers Mysore classes Sunday through Friday mornings. The shala is closed on both new and full moon. Check out the Mission Ashtanga Schedule for more details.