Ashtanga yoga is a classical system of breathing and movement from India. The system builds strength, flexibility, and focus through a set series of yoga postures (asanas) and linking movements (vinyasas). Ashtanga yoga is the inspiration for most vinyasa (flow) yoga and power yoga classes–modern yoga as we know it. The practice of Ashtanga integrates breath with movement following a progressive sequence of postures that detoxifies, balances, and strengthens both body and mind.
Ashtanga is traditionally taught in the “Mysore” style, named for the city of Mysore in South India. Mysore Ashtanga is a specialized and highly personalized approach to teaching. Each student is taught the sequence of postures individually; given a one-on-one lesson within a group class. Every student is supported in an ongoing program that is appropriate for beginners and advanced practitioners alike. Over time, through repetition and consistent practice, the student memorizes the sequence of breathing and movement while building flexibility, strength, and concentration. The student is guided in a systematic and thoughtful manner through postures of increasing difficulty. This method teaches the student a practice he or she can take anywhere in the world, regardless of whether or not a teacher is at hand to supervise.
Students of all levels with a class package are welcome! However, due to the individual approach and progressive nature of the program, no drop-ins are allowed unless you already have an established Mysore Ashtanga practice.
MYSORE ASHTANGA CLASS SCHEDULE
Mondays – Fridays at 6:00am-9:30am with Michael Guiou*
*Teacher present starting at 6:30am
Students do not need to arrive at the beginning of class. New students may arrive any time up until 8:15am. Class is not held on Moon Days (see dates below), which are traditionally rest days in Ashtanga.
Introductory month: $129
1-week unlimited (5 classes): $60
1-month unlimited: $189
1-month unlimited for students/seniors: $159
10-class card (expires in 4 months)*: $190
Single class*: $25
*If you have an established Mysore practice ONLY
Monthly unlimited packages auto-renew monthly with the option to cancel anytime, and include all other classes at Sacred Sounds Yoga.
New to Mysore Ashtanga? We suggest that you call 212.533.YOGA (9642) or email firstname.lastname@example.org before starting your practice.
|New Moon||Full Moon|
|Monday, January 1|
|Tuesday, January 16||Wednesday, January 31|
|Thursday, February 15||Thursday, March 1|
|Saturday, March 17||Saturday, March 31|
|Monday, April 16||Monday, April 30|
|Tuesday, May 15||Tuesday, May 29|
|Wednesday, June 13||Thursday, June 28|
|Thursday, July 12||Friday, July 27|
|Saturday, August 11||Sunday, August 26|
|Sunday, September 9||Monday, September 24|
|Monday, October 8||Wednesday, October 24|
|Wednesday, November 7||Friday, November 23|
|Friday, December 7||Saturday, December 22|