Mysore and Led Class
This class is like having a private yoga class in a group setting. The unique style of teaching originated in Mysore, India and hence the name.It is the traditional and ideal method for learning Ashtanga Yoga. The teacher works with you one-on-one to introduce you to the main facets of Ashtanga yoga: movement (vinyasa), breath (ujjayi), gaze (dristi), and internal energy locks (bandha). This teaching is done in the framework of learning Sun Salutations and Standing poses. Each pose is individually tailored to meet your specific physical needs and ability level. You develop in your own practice and work at your own breath rate. After the Standing poses, you learn the Primary Series in the same manner. The Primary Series is a sequence of seated postures followed by back bends, inversions, and taking rest (savasana).
Guided Full Primary or “Led” Class
An Ashtanga yoga led class is a traditional 90 minute class, counted in Sanskrit that takes you through a full led primary series of the Ashtanga Vinyasa method. Students are led through the vinyasas in a continuous fashion, with an emphasis on asana names and breath counts. This class supports and reinforces your Mysore-Style practice, yet can stand alone. The teacher guides you through the Primary Series at his/her count, allowing you to experience the flow of motion and breath. In a regular Shala set up practitioners who have not completed the full primary series will be instructed on where to stop by the teacher. Modifications are available to meet you at your ability level.
You will leave feeling stronger, safer, more supple and replenished.