“There are two types of teachers. Those who tell you what you want to hear and those who tell you what you don't want to hear”
— T. K. V. Desikachar
Transmission & Autonomy
Ashtanga Yoga in Mysore Style is a traditional transmission practice welcoming students beginners and advanced, practicing side by side at their individual pace, while being supervised and adjusted by the teacher. The teacher helps each student individually en giving physical adjustments and verbal instructions while observing the practice. New postures are gradually taught to the student as strength, skill, commitment and humility evolve.
It is the most impactful approach in learning and understanding the practice.
Therefore, the class is not led as a whole, but all instruction is one-on-one in the practice room.
The student can easily memorize the sequence with both confidence and comfort, eventually developing the skills needed to move through the practice, establishing autonomy, stability and calm.
Students learn to take responsibility for their yoga practice which becomes an integral part of themselves. This method allows students to learn some of the most advanced postures in a safe and confident fashion.
Engaging in regular practice of this system and following the method leads the practitioner to the opportunity to truly deepen self-perception in an emotional, mental, physical and spiritual way. The Mysore Style practice is for those who wish to develop their potential not only on the yoga mat, but also beyond.
Mysore is a priceless gift, which you will not find in any other method of transmission from teacher to student, except in private lessons.
At AYL, Mysore classes are taught for the practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga (primary, secondary and advanced series), in the practice of Vinyasa Krama Yoga (we build progressive sequences which are adapted to each) and Pranayama (development of breath awareness).
Before starting Yoga classes Mysore Style, student discusses his goal or area of improvement with us. From there a custom sequence is given to the student for practice. Students practice individually at their own pace while being guided by the teacher.
Mysore style classes give freedom to practitioners of all levels to play to their strengths and work on their weaknesses. Every body and everyone is different. According to predispositions natural to each, age and experience.