The Ashtanga Yoga method is built around “Mysore Style” class which is named so because S. K. Pattabhi Jois was teaching this way in Mysore, India and same way Ashtanga Yoga is taught at traditional Ashtanga Yoga schools around the world. In Mysore Class the student is taught the sequence of postures through one-to-one instruction.
All aspects of the practice are learned consistently.
People of ages, experiences and backgrounds are welcome in Mysore Class. There is a misconception about Mysore Class that the students needs to know something before the class or its only for advanced students, this view is totally untrue. At Mysore Class the teacher meets the students where they are the day they walk into the room and its the safest and most valuable way to learn the practice of Ashtanga Yoga.
Students are expected to remember and practice what they have learnt from class to class. Class duration is 45 – 120 min depending on the level of the student.
Ashtanga Yoga asana practice is an establishing stability of mind and a cultivation of concentration through the postures where the body is used as a landscape to watch, observe and allow the transformation.