AYC Class Descriptions
Mysore is a self-paced class allowing students to receive individual instruction while learning the Ashtanga Yoga practice. All levels are welcome from new beginners to advanced practitioners looking to deepen their understanding of the practice. In the beginning, new students receive more attention. As you become more familiar with the practice, you are allowed more independence, getting adjustments and assistance only when needed.
In this beginner’s class, you will learn the fundamentals of a Mysore style Ashtanga practice including the basic technique for breathing and movement (often referred to as vinyasa) as well as be guided through the initial sequence of postures. All levels of practitioners are welcome whether you are a new beginner or existing Ashtanga practitioner looking to cultivate an independent practice. Students will receive one-on-one instruction allowing them to progress at their own pace. In the beginning, please expect a shorter practice. As proficiency is gained in the postures, poses will be added one at a time to the sequence allowing the student to realize the full therapeutic benefits of the practice.
Each week, a led Primary Series class is held. For both new and experienced students, led class is an important compliment to a regular Mysore practice. It’s an opportunity to ensure that each vinyasa is being learned and practiced correctly. Furthermore, surrendering to the teacher’s count and pacing, is an opportunity to increase both our internal and external strength, and our relationship with the traditional lineage. During this class, you will be guided through the poses of the Primary Series as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Students will progress through the series according to their familiarity and proficiency in the practice.
In this beginner's class, students will learn the basics of a led Ashtanga practice including breath, bandha, drishti, and proper vinyasa count. This class is perfect for anyone new to yoga. Students will be guided through the initial sequence of poses with additional instruction and modifications provided so the practice is accessible to all. Half Primary is offered as a donation based community class with proceeds benefiting the Trini Foundation.
Intro to asHtanga
4 week series
Learn the fundamentals of the Ashtanga yoga practice in a safe and supportive environment. In this four week beginner’s course, students will learn the basic technique for breathing and movement (often referred to as vinyasa), meditative gazing (dristhi), and internal energy locks (bandha). Students will also be guided through the initial sequence of poses. The course teaches the philosophy of the Ashtanga yoga system and provides an introduction to the Mysore style of learning. Class size is limited to allow for more individual attention. Class meets once a week at a scheduled time.
For new students, the course fee also includes unlimited access to all Mysore classes.