What is Ashtanga Yoga?
Ashtanga yoga is a living tradition that has been passed down through a lineage of teachers. The class consists of a fixed series of postures, which focus on increasing your strength, flexibility, and concentration of the mind. Over time, you will build a familiarity with the sequence, enabling you to explore the possibilities within each pose.
What is the difference between Ashtanga Led and Ashtanga Mysore?
In Ashtanga Led classes, there is a teacher present to guide you through the first part of the Primary Series of the Astanga Vinyasa Yoga System. We offer Astanga led classes at a “beginners level” for those who are new to the practice, and “all levels/experienced” for those who are physically more advanced in their practice.
Ashtanga Mysore is the traditional method for learning Astanga. Mysore is the name of a city in south India where Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois studied with his teacher T. Krishnamacharya and taught this yoga practice for many decades to students from his own home. Practitioners come in and work at their own pace and ability with the teacher's supervision, and new postures are slowly added to enable students to memorise the sequence and form a daily practice aligned with their individual needs.
It is a safe class for all levels, from beginners to long-term practitioners. The Mysore program at Delight Yoga runs six days a week - benefits come from regular attendance, and we encourage you to commit to a few days a week, working up to six days if and when possible.