New to Ashtanga Yoga Mysore
Starting in the science of Ashtanga Yoga Mysore
If you’re new to Ashtanga Mysore style, you’ve found the right place.
We’ll expertly guide you into the Primary Series of asanas (poses) and introduce you to the fundamental principles of Ashtanga, Ayurveda and Tantra.
What are the requirements for a beginner in Ashtanga Yoga Mysore style?
A three-week minimum is required for beginners. Daily Ashtanga Yoga Mysore self-practice flows all year round with Prem and Radha from Sunday to Friday at the shala. There’s no need to learn any part of the series before you arrive.
‘I arrived as a complete beginner to Ashtanga Yoga and signed up for a month. It was great to learn the sequence from such thorough teachers and surrounded by the forest. I was really excited to go home with a solid self-practice’
What is Ashtanga Yoga Mysore style?
Based on Patanjali’s eight limbs of yoga, Ashtanga consists of Primary, Intermediate and Advanced sequences. 6 set sequences of asanas (poses) with 3 key principles or the Tristana:
Ujjayi breathing – a breathing technique that you perform throughout your practice
Dristi – where you gaze in each pose (e.g. nose, brow, toes, fingers etc)
Bandha – Redirection of energy that we use to activate the body throughout the practice
Vinyasa is also an integral part of the Ashtanga method. It is actually called “Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga” – It is the vital movement with breath that helps to build heat and dynamic flow.
If you’re reading this then you’re probably new to the game and will be focusing on the Primary Series. Don’t worry about learning the sequence in advance. The Mysore style works because your teachers give you the poses one by one.
We’ll take care of you and guide you at a pace that’s right for your body and your life. Taking it one step at a time so you get to understand, respect and integrate the process, which is why we stand by Ashtanga Mysore over a led class.