Photo by Agustina Perretta


We are rooted in a methodology that was learned directly from our teacher Sri K Pattabhi Jois—Students practice the traditional sequence of postures in their own time.  Postures are taught one by one, allowing for a deep exploration of how each pose is taking effect in the body-mind of the practitioner. Through consistent practice, over time, what develops  is a rich personal practice that soon becomes our greatest ally and serves as the mirror for us to see ourselves.

Students new to this way of practice will be guided, posture by posture, at a pace that is most appropriate to their  needs and fitness level. This self-paced practice and careful guidance from one teacher helps to cultivate confidence in the body, making space for transformation to happen.

The Mysore method, practiced regularly helps to grow a deep self trust, where you come to rely less on outside feedback, ultimately becoming your own best teacher.

Beginners Are Welcome

One thing that makes a Mysore room different from other yoga classes is that the class has  students of all levels practicing together.  Beginners to advanced practitioners practice side-by-side, making it a unique environment for learning. Deep insight into the physical body and beyond is made possible by the self-paced nature of the practice.  Yet there is still the benefit of the group energy that helps foster support and community.

Beginner Pass ($140 for 30 Days)

Ashtanga Yoga is traditionally taught as a daily practice. Although we honor that not everyone can make this commitment we do want you to get a  fair shot at the tradition and realize that this is hard to do by just dropping in for a one time class.

For this reason we ask all new to the Ashtanga method to commit  to one month of practice. 

In this month we ask you to aim for  3 days a week. This allows for a grounding into the foundations of the practice and helps you get a sense of what the tradition offers.

What You Can Expect on Your First Day

Your first class will be a short introduction to the method. Class begins with 15 minutes of observation, helping you get a sense of the the class and how the room is run. Next you will be taught the traditional breathing technique of Ujjayi Pranayama.  Next you will work one on one with the teacher as you are led through the traditional sun salutations, Surya Namaskara A and B, that begin each Ashtanga practice.

Beginners start slowly. Practice will be no longer than 45 minutes to an hour for the first week.

We are rooted in a methodology that was learned directly from our teacher Sri K Pattabhi Jois—Students practice the traditional sequence of postures in their own time.  Postures are taught one by one, allowing for a deep exploration of how each pose is taking effect in the body-mind of the practitioner. Through consistent practice, over time, what develops  is a rich personal practice that soon becomes our greatest ally and serves as the mirror for us to see ourselves.

Students new to this way of practice will be guided, posture by posture, at a pace that is most appropriate to their  needs and fitness level. This self-paced practice and careful guidance from one teacher helps to cultivate confidence in the body, making space for transformation to happen.

The Mysore method, practiced regularly helps to grow a deep self trust, where you come to rely less on outside feedback, ultimately becoming your own best teacher.

Beginners Are Welcome

One thing that makes a Mysore room different from other yoga classes is that the class has  students of all levels practicing together.  Beginners to advanced practitioners practice side-by-side, making it a unique environment for learning. Deep insight into the physical body and beyond is made possible by the self-paced nature of the practice.  Yet there is still the benefit of the group energy that helps foster support and community.

Beginner Pass ($140 for 30 Days)

Ashtanga Yoga is traditionally taught as a daily practice. Although we honor that not everyone can make this commitment we do want you to get a  fair shot at the tradition and realize that this is hard to do by just dropping in for a one time class.

For this reason we ask all new to the Ashtanga method to commit  to one month of practice. 

In this month we ask you to aim for  3 days a week. This allows for a grounding into the foundations of the practice and helps you get a sense of what the tradition offers.

What You Can Expect on Your First Day

Your first class will be a short introduction to the method. Class begins with 15 minutes of observation, helping you get a sense of the the class and how the room is run. Next you will be taught the traditional breathing technique of Ujjayi Pranayama.  Next you will work one on one with the teacher as you are led through the traditional sun salutations, Surya Namaskara A and B, that begin each Ashtanga practice.

Beginners start slowly. Practice will be no longer than 45 minutes to an hour for the first week.

ABOUT US

Mission Ashtanga is a traditional Mysore Ashtanga Yoga school dedicated to the teachings of Ashtanga Yoga as taught by Sri K Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Jois of Mysore, India.

The Shala is owned and operated by Devorah Sacks.

Homepage Photos by Agustina Perretta

LOCATION & CONTACT INFO
MYSORE PRACTICE TIMES

Mon-Fri: 7:00am to 9:00am
(Doors open at 5:30am)
Sunday: 8:30am to 10:30am
(Doors open at 7:00am)

A door code is required to enter the building. Please contact Devorah at (415)216-6373 before coming to class.