Intro to Mysore Style Ashtanga Yoga
Saturdays: October 30th, November 6th, 13th, and 20th 2021, 3:00 – 4:30 pm
I am excited to announce that I will be teaching another Introduction to Mysore course, as I did in January of this year. The 1.5 hour workshop-style sessions of this 4-week course will occur on Saturday afternoons online (via zoom). Students will learn the various aspects of Ashtanga Yoga, including posture, breathing, and dristhi, which create the basis for practice as a moving meditation.
We will start by learning the elements of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) forms A and B. These sequences are the foundation of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and establish the basic form and flow of the greater series of postures. Building on this foundation, students will be introduced to the standing, some of the seated, as well as the finishing postures. During each session, students will be led through the postures and then they will be asked to perform the postures on their own.
This 4-week introductory course includes 3 weeks of unlimited access to the Ashtanga classes (mysore style and led practice) at Breathe Together Yoga (October 31st- 19th). More details below as well as on on the BTY website.
Students will be encouraged to join the morning mysore sessions (Sun – Thurs) where they will practice self-paced with the mysore community. In this mysore-style practice, students have time to break down, investigate, and repeat postures. These sessions are included in the price of the course. Note: Currently, mysore sessions are taught online with the exception of Sunday – now being offered both in-studio (masks required) and online.
Once a week, there is a traditional Led Primary class (Fri) where practitioners practice the poses as they have learned them at the pace of the traditional sanskrit count. It is in this weekly led practice helps reinforce the sequence, and helps the practitioner create steadiness within their practice. This “led” primary series, as taught at BTY, is open to all levels and will have modifications given throughout.