Mysore Ashtanga Classes
Traditional. Transformational. Personalized.
Mysore Ashtanga Classes are appropriate for ALL LEVELS of Yoga practitioner, including complete beginners. Students practice along side fellow practitioners of all levels, but are provided with individual instruction and guidance from the teacher. Students practice at their own pace and may arrive at any time within the window of times listed below. Students should expect to start out with practice lasting 30-60 minutes, evolving over time into a 90 minute practice.
New to the practice?
Before coming to your first class we’d like to hear from you. Please fill out the form below telling us a little about your Yoga experience (none needed to start), why you would like to try Ashtanga Yoga and when you would like to start. We ask for this information so we can decide (together) the best day and time for you to come to work with your teacher. Because the teaching is tailored to each individual student, we want to ensure that you will get the appropriate amount of time, attention and support you deserve during your first practices.
When we practice Mysore Ashtanga:
Monday - Thursday AM 5:30am - 10:00am
Doors open at 5:00am for students with an established Mysore practice
All students may arrive ANYTIME between 5:30am and 8:30am to start practice.
Students must be out of final resting pose by 10:00am
Sunday 7:00am - 10:00am
Doors open at 7:00am
All students may arrive ANYTIME between 7:00am and 8:30am to start practice.
Students must be out of final resting pose by 10:00am
Led Classes are offered as a compliment to a steady Mysore practice. Students practice in unison following the traditional Sanskrit count and cadence of the teacher. FULL PRIMARY may not be appropriate for complete beginners to Yoga. HALF PRIMARY is appropriate for all levels.
Full Primary Series
Friday Mornings 5:30am - 7:15am
Strong flowing class that includes Sun Salutations, standing postures, balance postures, seated postures with strength and stamina building transitions, arm balances, back-bends, finishing postures and inversions.
Room is heated to 78 degrees
May not be appropriate for complete beginners to Yoga asana practices
Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga Classes
Tuesday & Thursday Evenings 5:30pm - 6:45pm Starting April 2, 2019
This class is designed for beginners to Yoga; students who may require additional assistance, modifications and support; students recovering from injury or trauma; and/or those looking for a slower pace. Students can look forward to opportunities to ask questions and to receive one on one instruction as it pertains to their body.
Students can expect to learn the foundations of an Ashtanga Yoga practice such as: Surya Namaskara A & B (Sun Salutations), foundational standing postures, backbends (modified to accommodate each student) cool down postures and Pranayama (breathing techniques) This practice will increase, awareness, strength, flexibility and balance in both mind and body. Once these sequences and postures are learned and committed to memory, students will have the ability to practice with independence and confidence anywhere and anytime.
This class will be a combination of the two main methods of learning and practicing Ashtanga Yoga: Led method where the teacher provides instruction to the entire group and everyone moves together and Mysore method where the teacher provides individual instruction to each student and the student practices a few postures or sequences at their own pace.
This class is a perfect introduction to Ashtanga Yoga and will provide a confident entry to a daily Mysore practice.
Community Classes - $7.00 Donation
We invite all in the community to join us for a donation based Intro class.
The class is an Introduction to the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga and is open to all levels of practitioner, including complete beginners. In this class students will be led through the first half of the Primary Series. Modifications and props will be provided to support any students who require them. We have Yoga mats available on a first come first serve basis, as well as complimentary hand towels and props. Students are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and come with a sense of excitement and desire to transform.
Intro to Ashtanga (Led Class) - Community Classes
Saturday mornings from 9:00am - 10:30am
Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm - 7:00pm starting April 3rd
Comfortable flowing pace
Modified practice with plenty of instruction and support
$7.00 class fee donated to two scholarship programs
Appropriate and recommended for beginners
Mind and Body Meditation with Anne Seveksa
Tuesday evenings 6:45pm - 7:15pm
This class is designed for meditation beginners and those seeking to tap into a deeper sense of the mind-body connection. Students will learn traditional seated meditation techniques as well as guided meditations designed to access their somatic experiences, or their internal perception of self. The body holds powerful sway over thinking and feeling. This class will help students experience their bodies as allies on their journey of self-discovery. Students can expect to learn techniques that draw on internal resources to calm their nervous systems and create more overall stillness. Classes will include aspects of seated meditation, breath work or pranayama, chanting, and guided, somatic meditation.