Ashtanga Yoga is a set series of postures, learned by memory, pose-by-pose, over a period of weeks, months, and years. Classes are held "Mysore style," meaning that the classes are not led in a whole-group manner. Mysore style is a simple, effective, and ancient method of learning yoga. New students are instructed individually, and taught small amounts of a sequence of poses that may increase each session according to the capacity of the student.
Current students are practicing the sequence that they have so far, independently in a group setting, with adjustments and assistance from the instructor as needed.
When the initial poses of the sequence have been committed to memory, new postures are introduced, adding to the sequence when the student is ready. Students learn new poses when the teacher determines they are ready to move on.
Short Form Ashtanga Classes
These 60 minute all levels classes are led/guided by the instructor and go thru basic details of all of the fundamental postures and movements as well as some of the more "beginner" accessible postures from the primary series of Ashtanga. The short form classes are a great spring board into developing as Mysore style practice as well as a stronger vinyasa practice.
Our Ashtanga Mysore classes are 60 - 90 minutes (depending on how much of the sequence the student is working on. Beginners practice for about 60).