Students work holding concentration and the internal connection The term “Mysore Style” refers to the Indian city of Mysore, where the guru Sri K.
Pattabhi Jois taught Ashtanga Yoga for more than 60 years. Students practice the same sequence, which they learn gradually from their first class on, each at their own pace and level, while the teacher gives instructions individually, adding new positions to the students practice when the student is proficient and ready . This is the traditional way of teaching the Ashtanga practice, and is the basis of building a personal practice and therefore is the most widely taught in the practice room. It is also the ideal beginner´s class because the teacher can devote personal attention to the new student, who gradually will learn the sequence, according to their capabilities.
Adding positions indiscriminately, in a class guided where there is no room for precise explanations for the particular student, significantly increases the risk of injury and poor transmission. In Mysore class students can start the class at any time, as long as sufficient time is given to finish their practice.
Students follow the pace set by the teacher All students follow the pace set by the teacher. The intent of the class is to teach and clarify the correct vinyasa movements. It is a worthwhile and important class to make at least once a week, once students have reached a certain level in their daily practice. In this class no postures are added, as the students are meant to deepen and face the difficulties in their current practice. This class is taught on Fridays, both morning, afternoon and evening. (See timetable) Students must be in the room at least 10minutes before the start, as once the class started, no access is allowed.
Individual attention The teacher will adapt to the time and place more convenient for the student, offering exclusive attention and care. Ideal to deepen in the practice and find solutions to solve problems or difficulties, or to pay attention to neglected aspects. We always recommend group classes over privates, because many benefits are obtained working in a room with others, as students gain from the powerful energy of the group.
So private classes are offered only in cases that we consider really necessary.