Mysore-Style Ashtanga classes are now available as part of your Urban Yoga Membership or Class Package.
Starting Sunday, August 13, 2017, Urban Mysore kicks off with a Sunday Ashtanga Led Primary class at 8am to start the week. The Sunday Ashtanga Led Primary class provides Urban Yoga practitioners another opportunity for Ashtanga Primary series practice.
Urban Mysore classes start Monday, August 14, 2017 and are scheduled from 5-8am Monday through Thursday.
Urban Yoga now offers Mysore Ashtanga Monday through Thursday and Ashtanga Led Primary Series Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Check our schedule to see which class fits your schedule best. If you have been wanting to try Mysore Ashtanga, now’s your chance!
Frequently Asked Questions:
WHAT IS MYSORE-STYLE ASHTANGA YOGA? Your first walk into the Mysore room may surprise you. One student might be in headstand while another could be bending into the triangle posture and yet another pushing up to balance on her arms. It may appear chaotic, but after closer inspection you will begin to notice the practice patterns. Each practitioner is at their own place on a precisely choreographed path. The rhythmic breathing is striking, with only the occasionally verbal cues from the teacher rising above the dominant sound of the collective breath. You’ll notice the teacher move swiftly from student to student, giving adjustments and cues as appropriate.
HOW TO START YOUR MYSORE STYLE PRACTICE
If you have an existing Mysore practice, please join us for a morning practice at Urban Yoga. If you are unfamiliar with the Mysore style Ashtanga practice but would like to start, the teacher will guide you through your first practice according to your ability. Each of the postures in the Mysore series is designed to prepare you for the rest of the series. Your first practice sessions may be short, but you will easily learn the series and progress according to your ability. As you gain strength, stamina, flexibility and concentration, you will be guided deeper into the practice by the teacher. With commitment, patience, and persistence, you will be amazed at how your Mysore practice will change your body and spirit.
ABOUT COMMITMENT TO YOUR PRACTICE
The Mysore practice room is open between 5:00 am and 8:00 am Monday – Thursday. The Mysore Ashtanga method is intended to be a daily practice and students are encouraged to make a commitment to practice at least 3 times a week for a month. Traditionally Mysore practice occurs 5 days during the week with an Ashtanga Led Primary class on the weekend. We rest on Moon Days which occur about twice monthly. At first you may have difficulty practicing more than a few times a week, but don’t be discouraged. The Mysore style practice often takes a year or more to develop.