Ashtanga Yoga Mysore Workshop

The magic of the Ashtanga Yoga Mysore Workshop is that it allows you to have what feels like a private with the energy of a group. The teacher holds the space for your growth in the practice of yoga.

Topics covered:

  • Personalized attention
  • Limited to a maximum of 12 students
  • Figure out your “next step” in practice
  • Be clear about what you should focus on
  • Techniques to work on difficult areas of practice
  • Time to establish relationship with the teacher
  • Be inspired to practice more regularly

Yoga is very much about the relationship you have with the teacher. This is the reason that when David travels and does an ashtanga yoga Mysore workshop the number of students in the room at one time is limited to a maximum number of 12. The second part is that you, the student has to commit to signing up for the 5 days of practice. With my commitment to small numbers and your commitment to daily practice, a transformative and in-depth relationship is created.

Students deserve individualized attention in their practice. The techniques and tools that you get are for you specifically in the ashtanga yoga Mysore workshop. In my way of seeing the practice, this is where true teaching and learning happens. Of course, there are generalized instructions for everyone, but when the specifics are aligned with your needs, growth and change naturally follow.

With the “Mysore” method the group of students each practice at their own pace without being guided through each pose by the teacher throughout the class. It’s not a led or guided class where everyone is doing the same pose at the very same moment. 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 the student begins to go through a process and grows within their practice, this comes from the amount of attention, the discipline and the dedication of practicing daily. The effects will encourage and inspire you. Knowing the practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is not a requirement, only being open minded and receptive to learning is 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?