Ashtanga yoga is learned in what’s called a “Mysore style” class where you develop an individualized practice with the support and guidance of a teacher. This is the traditional way of learning the sequence and allows more one-on-one time with the teacher.
Each student is taught at their own pace that is suitable for their situation in life. The student is taught pose by pose and only goes to the level that is safe for that student.
This is not a led class and is conducted in a window of time where students can attend and practice for the amount of time they see fit.
Below are some guidelines and frequently asked questions, which will be helpful if you are new to the practice.
What do i bring to class?
Please bring a mat and 2 hand towels or microfiber towels. If you don’t have a mat, we have some you can borrow for class.
Do i need to have the sequence memorized on the first day?
No. This will just happen overtime and a teacher will be there to guide you pose by pose through the sequence. See the primary cheat sheet button below to download the sequence.
Why study with a consistent qualified teacher?
Ashtanga yoga is founded on the concept of parampara-meaning knowledge passed from teacher to student. It is best to study under a teacher who has dedicated themselves to the instruction of the Ashtanga yoga and who has personal daily Ashtanga practice. The teachers personal practice aids in teaching others.
“i can’t even touch my toes. Should i even do yoga?”
Yes! Even more reason to do yoga! This practice is for everyone. All ages, all levels. Yoga is more than just the shape you make with the body. However, if done consistently, it will transform the body as well as the mind.
Should i fuel up with food before i come to class?