Traditional Mysore Intensive

Our traditional Ashtanga yoga “Mysore style” workshops are held every morning for a whole week on a bi-monthly basis.

Classes which are usually referred to as “led classes” are where the teacher guides the whole class through a series of postures selected from the Ashtanga series and prepares the student to progress further.

The traditional way of teaching Ashtanga yoga is known as “Mysore style”, as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in the southern Indian city of Mysore. There are some differences in this method from led classes:

  • the class is not “led” as a whole but rather all instruction is one-on-one within the group class setting
  • students practice their own portion of the Ashtanga sequence of postures, asanas, and at their own pace
  • the teacher assists each student individually by giving physical adjustments & verbal instruction

In Mysore style classes students learn the fixed order of asanas using a specific movement-breathing technique called ujjayi breath. There is continuity, via the breath, from asana to asana and each asana builds from the previous – and prepares for successive – asanas.

Each student is given their yoga routine according to their ability. Newer and more beginning students tend to have a much shorter practice than those with more experience. As a student gains more strength, stamina, flexibility and concentration, additional asanas are given.

Times, Cost, Booking

The Mysore Intensive Workshops will be a week of early morning practises including Mysore self-practice and a full primary series talk through led class.

The daily sessions begin at 6.00am and end at 8.00am.

The cost of the workshop is £50 for the whole week.

As there are limited spaces available on the course we will operate on a ‘first come first served’ basis. To book a place please contact us.