mysore classes

Our mysore classes are the traditional way of learning and practicing Ashtanga yoga.   In these classes you learn to develop an independent practice with the support and guidance from a teacher. 

Mysore - all levels:  The teacher teaches each student individually through verbal cues and hands on adjustments in a group setting.  This class is for everyone; from complete beginners to advanced practitioners and for people of all ages from 12 and up.  Beginners and new to Ashtanga students are encouraged to take our Introduction to Ashtanga Course, however if you have attended our guided classes and would like to drop-in to the Mysore classes we can help you establish a practice on which to build.  More info >

guided classes

Our guided classes help introduce and reinforce the vinyasa (linking breath with posture) of Ashtanga yoga.  In these classes the vinyasas are counted out loud and all students follow along together accordingly.  Each guided class listed below progresses in level based on the skill level needed to participate safely.  New to yoga?  Try level 1.  New to Ashtanga but have yoga experience?  Try mixed level or level 2.

Ashtanga - level 1:  Foundations of yoga breathing and basics postures of Ashtanga yoga tailored to the varying levels of the students present.  

Ashtanga - mixed level:  In this class you will be guided through sun salutations and standing postures, some of the seated poses from the first half of the primary series, and basic inversions.  Modifications and a brief explanation of the postures will be provided as needed.  

Half Primary Series - level 2:  This class explores the postures of the first half of the first series of Ashtanga yoga.  Modifications and a brief explanation of the postures will be provided as needed.  

Primary Series - level 3:  Full first series of Ashtanga yoga with it's traditional vinyasa count.  If you have not learned the full Primary Series sequence, the teacher may stop you at an appropriate pose and have you observe the class for some of the more advanced postures.  

Pranayama - all levels:  In this class you will be guided through some basic breathing exercises to begin to build the foundation for the Ashtanga Pranayama Sequence.  This class will introduce the vayu patterns of the in and out breath, use of the 3 bandhas (body locks), and help you develop the technique required for deeper breath retention and control.

specialty classes

Supplemental Moon Day Class:  This passive stretching yoga class is the perfect supplement to an active practice.  It is designed to help release tight connective tissue safely and slowly.  We’ve placed them on our schedule once a month on the day of rest – a moon day – on purpose, to gently restore your body.   Suitable for everyone.  View moon day schedule

Community Talk:  Our talks are a wonderful way to support your personal practice.  Designed around yoga theory to provide a deeper layer to the teachings, they will help you stay connected, motivated and inspired.  Talks are interactive beginning with call and response chants, progressing into the topic of the day, and finishing with Q&A session.  All practitioners of any school of yoga are welcome!  Community talks are complimentary!

class registration

New students - we welcome you to create an online profile prior to attending your first class.  To do this, please visit the "class calendar" page and click “sign-up” on the class you plan to attend.  All classes, including Mysore, are available on a drop-in basis, with no advance registration.