The Mysore Program
In a Mysore room, each student practices the part of the Ashtanga sequence they have learned from their teacher at their own pace. You get the benefits of both a group setting and an invidualized practice.
One of the important points of the Ashtanga practice is consistency over time. We use the tools of Tristhana (breath, energy locks, gazing points) to get our ability to concentrate on line, and we practice daily over a long period of time to reap the benefits. You must start with a solid three times per week --but know that you will most likely want to increase it to five or six eventually.
Newcomers enter the program with the teacher’s full support, learning the sequence and the method bit-by-bit at a pace that is appropriate for the individual.
The program is monthly-only for a couple of reasons: regular practice is the best way to learn, it keeps the community feeling like a community, and the teacher-student relationship is very important to the method.
(If you're just visiting with an existing practice, look at the visitor info page)
How to Begin
If you have an existing Mysore practice and you'd like to start at AYM, simply contact me and we'll set a date for you to come in. You are welcome to observe a class first if you wish, so can meet before you commit to the month.
If you are new to a Mysore-style practice (which could mean you’ve done some led Ashtanga classes, or it could mean you have never done yoga, or anywhere in between), you have two options: take the intro series, or simply begin in the Mysore room. There is no difference in cost.
I look forward to sharing this practice with you!