Mysore style is a guided self-practice within a group setting. Mysore style is one on one interaction between student and teacher. Mysore Style means, you will be introduced step by step to the practice of Ashtanga Yoga. Mysore Style means your yoga practice will be tailored to your individual needs. In other terms: In Mysore Style it’s just you, your mat, your breath, your rhythm, your mind – and some Asana. Some do more, others do less. But we’re all in the same room. Working, breathing, evolving together. The whole scenery is guided, accompanied, supported, carried, nourished, accentuated, highlighted, orchestrated by an apt teacher. To read more on this topic, please click here.
No. The schedule simply gives a timeframe when the Mysore teacher will be at your service. Within that given timeframe you are free to start and finish your practice any time you wish. That said: You are very welcome to come and start your practice at 7:00am, but this is not obligatory. At 8:15am you’ll be very welcome too. Just make sure to allow enough time to finish your practice with ease without rushing.
Yes. Even a small amount of yoga is better than no yoga. If you do your Ashtanga practice with a flexible mind, you will quickly learn that doing “the full practice” (that is the entire Series you’re practicing) is a nice thing to do, but is not mandatory. The soothing energy of the Shala together with the delicious privilege to spend some time with yourself on your yoga mat are nourishing and healing in itself. It does not take much time to do some good and sincere yoga. However, from time to time it’s nice to have some extra time.
Yes, please. Just come. The Shala is a place to learn. You do not have to know in order to come to class. It is ok to be a total beginner. The only thing you need is an open mind, some curiosity about learning to be with yourself and your troubles, a little bit of discipline and the sincere wish to learn what yoga is about. To read more on this topic, please click here.
Yes. The Mysore Style setting is perfect to deal with injuries and/or other kind of troubles. An apt teacher will always find a way to modify any posture and find a recipe that is beneficial for where you’re at physically, mentally and in life in general.