Approach

Honoring tradition

Devorah founded Mission Ashtanga in the tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and teaches the postures and series as Gurujii taught it to her.

Deep inquiry

The ultimate value of Ashtanga yoga is that the practice offers us a mirror to discover and truly know ourselves. The practice itself is the ultimate teacher and if we stay engaged and curious, it will teach us all we need to know, ultimately bringing us closer to ourselves.

Moving beyond the familiar

Ashtanga yoga stretches us in new ways and strengthens areas of weakness in both the body, mind, and spirit. By stretching beyond what is most familiar, students are able to delve more deeply into the body-mind experience.
Devorah Sacks and Mission Ashtanga Mysore student

Community not competition

Although Mysore practice is self-focused, Mission Ashtanga has an intimate, supportive energy. One of the many beautiful things about Ashtanga Yoga is that no matter how long you’ve been practicing or how far you have progressed through the series, there’s always something new to discover and be challenged by.

Honoring individuality
Each individual’s unique body, disposition, and spirit is honored. The teacher’s role is to align themselves with each student, meeting them where they are, as they are, so that each student finds an entryway into the practice that speaks to them in a personal way.

Life long practice

Devorah is deeply devoted to her Ashtanga practice. She has been practicing Ashtanga yoga for 20 years and has seen her own practice change and deepen over time. She teaches with longevity in mind—she wants your practice to sustain you for years to come.