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. 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 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.
Level of Self-Practice
The Mysore Program is on the schedule at the level of “self-practice.” Please do not let this hold back your enthusiasm for learning the Ashtanga method in the traditional way, with us in the Mysore room. No prior knowledge is needed, and the sequence does not need to be memorised before you start. If you are curious and would like to observe the Mysore room before committing to practice, please email the teacher at the location you will be attending. We will be happy to have you.
Ashtanga Mysore for Beginners:
There are also a few Mysore Beginners classes on the schedule, which you might like to attend to get a little more guidance at the start. New students may find their first visit is only 20-30 minutes long but will increase each visit as their practice grows. Please note that the Mysore Beginners classes are limited to 60 or 75 minutes, as they only serve the purpose to introduce you to the basics of the Mysore practice. After a couple of these classes, you are more than ready to join the regular program.
Advanced Ashtanga Led:
You may see the “advanced” Ashtanga-led class offered on Fridays or Sundays. This full-led primary class is for those with some experience with the Ashtanga sequence as there is less verbal instruction. However, once somewhat familiar with the beginning of the sequence, students are encouraged to attend this class weekly and simply follow along until they reach their final Mysore class posture in the series or are instructed to stop.
Type: 20-120 min.
Location: Delight Yoga Amsterdam, De Clercqstraat & Nieuwe Achtergracht / Den Haag, Scheveningseweg
Price: €17 Delight Single Class | Also available with an Introduction Card, Delight Class Card or a Delight Mysore Membership See all pricing. For OneFit & ClassPass members we do not have spots available for The Mysore Program.
For questions regarding the Mysore Program:
Amsterdam De Clercqstraat: Claudia Pradella - firstname.lastname@example.org
Amsterdam Nieuwe Achtergracht: Lidewij Severins - email@example.com
Den Haag, Scheveningseweg: Jurre Twijnstra - firstname.lastname@example.org