Mysore: is a silent practice space, with an instructor present to help students learn the series, and receive individual adjustments. This self-practice formula was established by Shr K. Pattabhi Jois and is traditionally taught in Mysore, India. This is the ideal setting for any beginning or continuing student to establish a strong self-practice and is open to eveyone. Inquire if you are interested.
Beginner: Enjoy an hour-long introduction to vinyasa class. This class emphasizes the importance of breath and movement, and developing a strong foundation for your Ashtanga practice. Open to everyone.
All Levels: Also open to everyone, this time we spend learning and exploring the different aspects of Ashtanga yoga. Often focusing on opening and strengthening the body or details and introductions to Primary or Intermediate Series.
Primary Series: Yoga Chikitsa or "Yoga Therapy" focuses on āsanas that purify the body and restore health. The āsanas are arranged in a sequential order, where each posture builds on the previous one, strengthening and returning the body to a state of balance. This traditional sequence flow is as taught by Shri K. Pattabhi Jois. The class will focus on learning Primary Series, and discovering the ease of breath and movement. Also open to all levels. This class is vigorous and produces a light, cleansing sweat.
Intermediate (2nd) Series: Nāḍī Shodhana or "Nerve Cleansing" is learned only after the body has been sufficiently cleansed and strengthened with the learning, practicing and becoming efficient in Primary Series. It is important to have a strong foundation prior to focusing on the purification of the nervous system. The āsanas of the intermediate series are directed towards opening and clearing the subtle energy channels in the body.
Free Community Class: This class is appropriate for beginners and will provide an introduction to the foundation of yoga and the synchronizing of breath and movement. These classes will also focus on the modifications of asana, employing props etc., so that practice is accessible to different bodies and ages. Open to everyone.
Practice Group/Open Studio: If you have a strong self-Ashtanga-practice, you are welcome to come in during open studio time. There is no teacher present to guide or give adjustments.
No Open Studio OR Mysore on Moon Days 2015:
Monday, January 5 - Full Moon
Tuesday, January 20, New Moon
Tuesday, February 3, Full Moon
Wednesday, Feburary 18, New Moon
Thursday, March 5, Full Moon
Friday, March 20, New Moon Total Solar Eclipse
Saturday, April 4, Full Moon Partial Lunar Eclipse
Saturday, April 18, New Moon
Sunday, May 3, Full Moon
Monday, May 18, New Moon
Tuesday, June 2, Full Moon
Tuesday, June 16, New Moon
Wednesday, July 1, Full Moon
Wednesday, July 15, New Moon
Friday, July 31, Full Moon
Friday, August 14, New Moon
Saturday, August 29, Full Moon
Sunday, September 13, New Moon Partial Solar Eclipse
Sunday, September 27, Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse
Monday, October 12, New Moon
Tuesday, October 27 Full Moon
Wednesday, November 11, New Moon
Wednesday, November 25, Full Moon
Friday, December 11, New Moon
Friday, December 25, Full Moon
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