Mysore Class Guide

  • Please inform the teacher of any injuries, operations, pregnancy or other conditions which may require special care.
  • Please shower/bathe before coming to class and wear clean yoga clothes.
  • Once you’ve established a regular Ashtanga yoga practice, please accuire a personal mat.
  • If you practice regularly 3 times or more in a week, you can keep your mat in the studio.
  • Please wash both your cotton yoga mat and your sticky rubber yoga mat on a regular basis.
  • Please keep jewelry/accessories to a minimum.
  • Please turn your phone off or to silent and leave it in the changing room. If you might need to be reached for an emergency during class, please have your phone on vibrate and step out of the room to take the call.
  • No water bottles in the practice space. Drink minimum 10-15 minutes before and after each class, but not during practice.
  • It is recommended to do the practice with an empty stomach, avoid eating for at least 2-3 hours before attending class.
  • Please practice as instructed by the teacher. Modification of or deviation from the sequence is to be avoided for any other than medical causes.
  • Visiting and other experienced practitioners who practice beyond Primary Series are requested to begin with Primary Series.
  • No asana practice on new and full moon days.
  • No asana practice for ladies during the first three days of their period.
  • Upon arrival, please place your yoga mat as far to the front of the room as possible.
  • The students who know the complete sequence of finishing asana: When you’re ready to begin the finishing sequence, please move your mat to the back row of the practice space so that the students arriving later can move to the front of the room.
  • Please make sure there are no puddles of water from the spray bottle or sweat left on the floor after you’ve completed your practice.
  • It’s advisable to bring a small towel with you to the practice.
  • Please keep chat quiet in changing rooms and maintain a quiet atmosphere during the practice.
  • Please check-in to every time you attend either on-line using the eversport app or at the front desk.
  • Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions that may arise concerning your practice.

Class times are Monday through Friday 6:30-9:00am. You may arrive any time during this time, provided that you have enough time to finish your practice and be out of the room by 9:00. If you have no experience with yoga, your first several practices will probably be quite short, and you may arrive as late as 8:15. As you become more experienced, your practice will get longer, and you can adjust your starting time accordingly. You can also arrive early if your work schedule so requires.

If you give your e-mail address for the purpose, Asta will send you an occasional news letter regarding any practical up-dates there may be on class times, locations or events for the Ashtanga Mysore at Patrick Broome Yoga.

Recommended books among many other accomplished ones to support your practice:

  1. Yoga Mala by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
  2. Aahtānga Yoga Anushthāna by R Sharath Jois
  3. Ashtanga Yoga: The Yoga Tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois: The Definitive Primary Series Practice
  4. Manual by Petri Räisänen,
  5. Ashtanga Yoga Book by John Scott

Ashtanga Led Primary Series Class

This is a guided class through the entire primary series of Ashtanga Yoga. The teacher counts the traditional vinyasa in Sanskrit as taught in the K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India. The purpose of the class is to learn and maintain the correct order of the asanas and correct vinyasa – how to synchronise breathing and movement. Furthermore, surrendering to the teacher’s count and pacing is an opportunity to increase one’s internal and external strength, stamina and concentration. Over time and with consistent practice, the student will be able to do the entire primary series in an uninterrupted, rhythmic, and meditative flow.

Practical information about this class:

  • This class progresses continuously through the primary series at a pace that is meant to be challenging, but not overwhelming. The emphasis is on smooth flow and breathing, and there is not much detailed explanation during the class.
  • This class is open to all levels, but is not an introductory class. If you are new to Ashtanga Yoga and don’t mind a challenge, you are welcome to come and learn by following the flow of the class. If you prefer a slower start with more detailed explanations, we recommend our Mysore class or Ashtanga workshops.
  • In keeping with the teaching method at the Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India, we gradually increase the number of poses a student practices. This means that new students may practice for only 20 minutes or less in their first few classes. This is quite different from other styles of yoga.
  • Even more experienced students may be asked to stop before completing the full primary sequence. If this happens, please don’t take this as a negative judgement of yourself or your practice. We ask that you kindly respect the teacher’s judgement. Our goal is to get you practicing the full primary series as soon as we believe you are ready.
  • Students who not complete the full sequence are encouraged to watch the remainder of the class at the back of the room. If you are close to completing the series you may wait on your mat and rejoin the sequence for back bending and finishing poses.
  • It is best to practice on an empty stomach, we recommend to avoid eating for at least 4 hours before class. It is OK to drink water up to 30 minutes before class.
  • It’s useful to bring a towel. We generally don’t use blocks, straps or other props. If you sweat a lot, it’s good to have a cotton rug to put on top of your mat.
  • To complete the full primary series, we need to start on time. Please arrive a few minutes early so that everyone can be ready to start at 9:00 sharp.
  • If you are coming for the first time, please introduce yourself to the teacher and mention your current yoga practice, and any injuries or health issues.

Moondays 2017

October

Thursday 05th ○ full moon
Thursday 19th ● new moon

November

Saturday 04th ○ full moon
Saturday 18th ● new moon

December

Sunday 03rd ○ full moon
Monday 18th ● new moon

Moondays 2018

January

Tuesday 02nd ○ full moon
Wednesday 17th ● new moon
Wednesday 31st ○ full moon

February

Thursday 15th ● new moon

March

Friday 02nd ○ full moon
Saturday 17th ● new moon
Saturday 31st ○ full moon

April

Monday 16th ● new moon
Monday 30th ○ full moon

May

Tuesday 15th ● new moon
Tuesday 29th ○ full moon

June

Wednesday 13th ● new moon
Thursday 28th ○ full moon

July

Friday 13th ● new moon
Friday 27th ○ full moon

August

Saturday 11th ● new moon
Sunday 26th ○ full moon

September

Sunday 09th ● new moon
Tuesday 25th ○ full moon

October

Tuesday 09th ● new moon
Wednesday 24th ○ full moon

November

Wednesday 07th ● new moon
Friday 23rd ○ full moon

December

Friday 07th ● new moon
Saturday 22nd ○ full moon

Buchung self-practice & led class online über Eversports erforderlich (self-check-in):

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