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.


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

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.

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.


07.00 – 08.00 Ashtanga led class (Bos en Lommer)
18.30 – 19.30 Ashtanga led class (Bos en Lommer)
20.00 – 21.00 Ashtanga led class (Westerpark)

06.30 – 08.00 self practice (Bos en Lommer)
18.30 – 19.30 Ashtanga led class (Westerpark)

06.30 – 08.00 Mysore (TULA Bos en Lommer)
18.15 – 19.15 Ashtanga led class (Bos en Lommer)

07.00 – 08.00 Ashtanga led class (Bos en Lommer)

06.30 – 08.00 self practice (Bos en Lommer)
10.30 – 11.30 Ashtanga led class (Westerpark)

11.00 – 12.00 Ashtanga led class (Westerpark)
12.00 – 13.00 Ashtanga led class (Bos en Lommer)

07.00 – 08.30 Mysore (Bos en Lommer)
10.45 – 11.45 Ashtanga led class (Westerpark)

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Ashtanga beginners’ course

Beginners’ course – fundamentals of Ashtanga yoga practice
Program lengt 6 – 18 september 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 6 & 13 September from 14.00 – 15.30hrs 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


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.

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