Vinyasa Krama Yoga classes are grounded in the tradition of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. They utilizes the vinyasa technique of synchronizing breath with movement. Postures are adapted to meet the needs of the students, while still maintaining the flow and the integrity of the framework of the Ashtanga Sequences. This class is suitable to all students regardless of their level or experience in yoga.
The term Mysore refers to Mysore, India, the place of origin of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga practice. Mysore classes are taught in the lineage passed down from Sri. K Pattabhi Jois , from the southern Indian city of Mysore. Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga has traditionally been taught on a one on one basis. Historically, it was the way to learn Ashtanga Yoga. Mysore classes are an opportunity to develop a personal practice that one can have for life. This class in not “led/guided” as a whole but rather all instruction is one-on-one within a group class setting. Students practice, independently, their own portion of the Ashtanga sequencing of postures at their own pace, starting with learning the Primary Series. The teacher is present to support and assist each student individually by giving physical adjustments and verbal instructions with the series, the vinyasa system, and postural alignment. If a student has trouble with a particular asana, the teacher can offer a modification for a posture that is consistent with the intention of the practice.
Half Primary Series
In this brisk and invigorating vinyasa class, postures are practiced, in a flowing manner, as they are set in the series, taking the time to learn the deeper postures when needed. This class will allow students to deepen their knowledge of the series and will also help prepare anyone interested in joining the Mysore program.
This is it, folks! The Primary Series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is the progenitor of all Vinyasa styles classes. In this invigorating class, students are guided through the traditional sequence of the Primary Series, from sun salutations through standing, seated postures, to backbends and closing postures in a flowing manner. Discover for yourself the sophistication and simplicity of this style of practice.
Breathing and Mindful Meditation
Conscious breathwork, (also known as Pranayama) and Mindful Meditation create a calm and peaceful mind. This class will help establish a breathing and meditation practice, helping to cultivate mental alertness and clarity, while also creating a sense of peace, leaving you feeling grounded and present, calm and clear.