Ashtanga Mysore

Ashtanga Mysore is the traditional way to practice Ashtanga Yoga as taught by K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore (city in the of India). Mysore is a self-led practice in a group setting where students receive one-on-one personal instructions from the teacher and were everybody works on his/her own pace and ability. Mysore is also suitable for beginners and a safe way to start your yoga practice.

Method

Ashtanga Mysore is a great method to practice Ashtanga Yoga. Ashtanga Yoga is thought in a led class or mysore style.

ASHTANGA LED CLASS
In an Ashtanga led class the teacher guides a group of people through a series of asanas (postures) and everybody moves at the same pace. Ashtanga Yoga knows a fixed sequence of postures  and most people are used to practice Ashtanga Yoga in led classes all together.

MYSORE
During an Ashtanga Mysore session you practice the sequence by yourself under the guidance of a teacher. You do not need to know the entire sequence before starting this practice. You will start with the first couple of poses and build up slowly from there. The teacher will give you the next pose only when you are ready and you will be guided through the sequence in a gentle way. Every student is different with a different body, capabilities, needs and intensions. So every student will receive personal instructions by the teacher. Soon you will notice that changes are happening all the time. You will have to be patient, present, alert and remind yourself that there is no hurry.

SCHEDULE ASHTANGA (MYSORE) PROGRAM

MONDAY
07.00 – 08.00 Ashtanga led class (Bos en Lommer)
18.30 – 19.45 Ashtanga led class (Bos en Lommer)
20.15 – 21.30 Ashtanga led class (Westerpark)

TUESDAY
07.00 – 08.30 Mysore (TULA Bos en Lommer)
18.15 – 19.30 Ashtanga led class (Westerpark)

WEDNESDAY
07.00 – 08.30 Mysore (TULA Bos en Lommer)
18.15 – 19.30 Ashtanga led class (Bos en Lommer)

THURSDAY
07.00 – 08.30 Mysore (TULA Bos en Lommer)
10.45 – 12.00 Ashtanga led class (Westerpark)

FRIDAY
07.00 – 08.15 Ashtanga led class (Bos en Lommer)
10.45 – 12.00 Ashtanga led class (Westerpark)

SATURDAY
10.45 – 12.15 Ashtanga led class (Bos en Lommer)
11.00 – 12.15 Ashtanga led class (Westerpark)

SUNDAY
08.00 – 10.00 Mysore (Bos en Lommer)
10.45 – 12.00 Ashtanga led class (Westerpark)

Book your session at TULA Westerpark here
Book your session at TULA Bos en Lommer here

ASHTANGA (MYSORE) COURSES

Ashtanga beginners’ course

Beginners’ course – fundamentals of Ashtanga yoga practice
Program lengt 1 – 14 November 2020

Ashtanga Yoga Beginners course

In this 2-week long course you will learn about the foundations that Ashtanga yoga method is build upon. Everything you don’t get to hear during a led class, but you are often wondering about to be able to build a strong and safe practice, will be covered in these 2 weeks.

This course is suitable for absolute beginners, but also for any practitioner that is wondering how to progress in the series in a safe way, would like to learn how to avoid injuries or just want to learn a bit more about the background of this practice.

  • 2 weeks of Mysore practice
  • 2 workshops
    •  Sunday 1 & 8 November from 14.00 – 16.00hrs at TULA Bos en Lommer

Half primary series course

For Ashtanga practitioners seeking for more depth
Program lengt 4 – 30 october 2020

Ashtanga Yoga Half Primary course

In this 1 month course we will explore all the postures of the Ashtanga yoga half primary series. We will go into details about all the Vinyasas of half primary series which include a few unique Vinyasas (transitions), while also looking at their progression so you can safely work on building the strength that is required to establish more advanced version of each pose or Vinyasa.

This course is suitable for all levels of practitioners. It’s accessible for beginners as well as steady practitioners that are wondering how to progress in the series in a safe way. If you practice with an injury and would like to learn how to avoid future injuries, it’s definitely something you would benefit from. If you liked the beginners’ course and feel ready or are just curious to go bit further in the sequence, it’s a great way to dive a bit deeper.

  • 4 weeks of Mysore practice
  • 2 workshops
    • Sunday 4, 11, 18, 25 October from 14.00 – 15.30hrs at TULA Bos en Lommer

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

You will probably have some questions about Mysore if never practiced before, so here you can find the most frequently asked questions. You can also check out the short movie on the bottom of this page which gives you an idea about what a Mysore session looks like.

How long does the Mysore session take?

The class is as long as you need it to be. You will work with the teacher one-on-one to slowly build your own personal practice. Some people are there for 60 minutes and others are there for 90 or more minutes, it all depends on what you need and what can fit into your schedule on that day. Please let your teacher know if you have limited time on a given day and your teacher will guide you on how to fit your practice into your schedule.

How is Mysore different from other led Ashtanga classes

Since Mysore Style is a self-paced class, students have the opportunity to move through their practice at their own pace. Students are not limited to the pace and rhythm of a class or an instructor. This provides a unique opportunity for students to streamline the benefits of the yoga practice. Led classes are a necessary part of the Ashtanga Yoga method, because there is a specific pace and rhythm to the practice, and as students we need to be reminded of that occasionally. It’s advised to attend at least 1 led Ashtanga class per week.

I don’t remember the series? Can I still come to Mysore?

Yes! The Mysore class is where students are meant to learn the series! Your teacher will guide you from the beginning, teaching Surya Namaskara A first and leading each student individually based on their personal needs.

Do I have to practice 6 days a week?

No you do not have to practice 6 days a week. However, it is highly recommended you attend at least 3 Mysore sessions per week. Traditionally in Ashtanga yoga they practice 6 days a week, resting only on Saturdays, Moon Days and lady’s holiday (first three days of menstruation). However, at the beginning this may not be possible. As the body adjusts to the practice, you may slowly start to build up to a practice of more days a week, but we leave this up to you.

I am not flexible, can I still do yoga?

YES!! This is why you should do yoga!! Yoga is for all people, and one of the many benefits of a yoga practice is increased flexibility which can lead to less pain, more mobility and increased health throughout the body.

I have pain and/or injuries, can I still practice?

Yes, because yoga is often advised to those dealing with pain or healing from injuries. Please be sure to receive your doctor’s permission to begin any new physical activity when on the path to recovery. And, always tell your yoga teacher if you are experiencing ANY pain or recovering from any injuries, this will help your teacher guide you through a safe yoga practice.

I am pregnant, can I still practice Mysore?

Yes you can, but please inform the yoga teacher as some poses are better to be avoided. You can do an adjusted practice and the teacher will guide you personally through each asana.

Should I eat or drink before Mysore?

No. Try not to eat for 2-3 hours before you practice and for at least 45 minutes after practicing. Try to avoid drinking 1 hour prior to and 30 minutes after practice.

What does an Ashtanga Mysore session look like?

This short video will give you an idea 🙂

What else should I need to know before practicing Ashtanga (Mysore) Yoga?

Please read our practical guidelines before coming to practice.

ABOUT TINA

I discoverd my love for yoga in my home country Croatia, back in 2007. As a young girl I was always very energetic, never standing still and always looking for new physical challenges and adventures. In my adult life before I discovered yoga I was passionate about cycling, snowboarding and capoeira.

My sister was practicing yoga, and eventually dragged me along, and after my first yoga class I was amazed by the feeling of a calm mind. My mind has never been still, it’s always busy until that very moment. That was the moment I realized – this is the real thing! I started to deepen my practice and my thirst for more knowledge grows constantly.

After trying out a few different dynamic styles I fell in love with Ashtanga yoga which became my passion and my daily practice for little over 6 years now. I tried it for the first time in 2008, but as a committed daily practice it’s been my companion since 2014, and I have been teaching it for almost 5 years now. The guidance and personal bond with the teacher is something I always found very important, especially in learning of the method such as Ashtanga. I heard from many colleagues, even my first yoga teacher that they disliked Ashtanga because they find it hard, strict and that it requires a lot of discipline. I can to a point relate to what they say, it IS a hard practice. But maybe that’s exactly why I never turned away from the practice itself, instead I kept going.  For me Ashtanga practice was just the thing I could best relate to and probably thing that put away some people was exactly what drew me in. The mental and physical challenge and self discovery through the thick and thin of the daily practice, repeating that sequence again and again.

Teachers that I’ve practiced with that influenced my own practice a lot and the way I teach it and for whom I hold lots of respect are:

Mauricio Victorica, Xico Rodrigues, Rolf and Marci Naujokat. All very inspiring, dedicated and committed ashtangis. But since a year ago I have been practicing and learning from amazing humans and never ending source of knowledge David Robson and Jelena Vesić. Since meeting the two of them my practice has transformed so much and the way I teach ashtanga has shaped significantly inspired by those 2 incredible teachers.

I strongly support the idea that a yoga teacher is always a yoga practitioner and a students first, and should always keep a curious mind. I believe I can learn from every single student that joins my class, as well as my colleagues and the senior teachers that share their life knowledge with us, but most of all, my own practice. This is how I approach my daily time on the mat and I hope to be able to transfer some of that curiously to my students as well.

Tina Rumenovic

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