Mysore is a self-practice where students practice the Ashtanga series at their own pace as the teacher assists each student individually. The class is not led as a whole, but rather students are given personalized instruction according to their ability. Marjie Jean Kirkland the principal instructor, has completed 200 hrs in First Series & Second Series under study with Tim Miller at The Ashtanga Yoga Center.
The class structure is "open", meaning that you can enter the studio when you like and leave when your practice is complete within the scheduled time. Students are given a fixed order of postures. Beginners to Ashtanga Mysore should allow 45 minutes for their practice. After a while, your teacher will add more poses to your sequence and you will require more time. You do not have to memorize the primary series to take the class as the teacher is there to assist you in the learning. All levels are welcomed.
This class is based on moving from one pose to the next using sun salutations and postures that connect to one another. We flow to follow your breath, so with each inhale or exhale, you go deeper or back off or move to another pose. The pace can be bit faster, but you always go at the speed and depth that work for YOU. Each class includes flow, balance, strength, compression, twists, hip/heart openers, core work and a built-in peaceful rest at the end. Please bring a mat, a big towel and water for class!