Ashtanga Yoga Mysore Workshop
The magic of the Ashtanga Yoga Mysore Workshop is that it allows you to receive personalized, individual instruction for your practice while sharing the energy and inspiration of the group. The teacher holds the space for your growth in the practice of yoga.
Students deserve individualized attention in their practice. In the Ashtanga Yoga Mysore Workshop, I share techniques and tools that are specifically relevant to you and what’s going on in your practice. In my way of seeing the practice, this is where true teaching and learning happens. When guidance specific to you is aligned with your needs, growth and change naturally follow.
Yoga is very much about relationship: the relationship you have with the practice and the relationship you have with the teacher who is guiding you. Relationship requires time and space to engage. This is why, in the Ashtanga Yoga Mysore Workshop, I limit the number of students in the room at one time to a maximum of 12. This is also why I require that you, the student, commit to signing up for 5 days of practice. With my commitment to small numbers and your commitment to daily practice, there is an opportunity for a transformative and in-depth relationship.
In the “Mysore” method, the group of students each practice the series of postures they have learned, but at the pace of their own breath. The Mysore method provides the opportunity for individualized practice within a group setting, rather than a led or guided class where everyone is doing the same pose at the very same moment. In the Mysore method, students are supported and assisted in the practice where and when they need it. This allows for a deeper connection to develop between teacher, student, and the practice. Over five days of daily practice in the Ashtanga Yoga Mysore Workshop, students go through a process of exploring their practice deeply. Growth happens as a result of the amount of attention I give students and their dedication to the discipline of daily practice. The effects will encourage and inspire you. The only requirement is being open minded and receptive to learning. Knowing the practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is not required.
What is Mysore About? Part 1
- What is Mysore style practice?
- What are the differences between Mysore style (self-practice) and the led class method?
- Are Mysore classes appropriate for beginners?
- What would you expect on your first day in a Mysore class?
- What would you say to those that are intimidated by the idea of taking a Mysore class?
What is Mysore About? Part 2
- Why do you think the Mysore or self-practice method shows up only in Ashtanga?
- Why should you stop at a pose when you’re unable to do it and wait for the next pose to be given to you by your teacher?
- What was your experience in your first Mysore class like?
What is Mysore About? Part 3
- When did you meet your teacher and what was Mysore practice like with him?
- When was your first trip to Mysore, India and what was that like?
- Why teach in the Mysore style method?
- What advice would you give to those who are interested in teaching in the Mysore style?