Ashtanga Mysore

Practice Ashtanga Yoga at your own pace.

At Delight Yoga, we offer a daily Mysore program guided by expert teachers in Amsterdam and Den Haag. The Mysore Program is a method of practice for the Ashtanga Yoga sequence, a series of postures connected by powerful movement, breath, and attention. This is the traditional method for learning Ashtanga, which is taught through one-on-one instruction from a teacher.

Astanga Mysore

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.

Practical info:

Language: English
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 - claudia@delightyoga.nl
Amsterdam Nieuwe Achtergracht: Lidewij Severins - lidewij@delightyoga.nl
Den Haag, Scheveningseweg: Jurre Twijnstra - jurretwijnstra@gmail.com

The Mysore Program Schedule

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Advice for your Mysore Practice

• Practice for a maximum of six days a week. Make sure you reserve one day of rest. In our programs, a rest day is taken on Saturdays.
• There is no Mysore practice on the new and full moon each month.
• If you have an injury or sickness, practice with the intention to heal, and let your teacher know so you can adjust your practice safely.
• The room is mostly silent, and the teacher (and assistant) walk around to help students individually. While you will receive verbal instructions to learn new postures, most of the assists will be in the form of "hands-on adjustments". Should you have any injuries or sensitivities in your body, please inform the teacher at the beginning of your practice.
• During your menstrual cycle (period), we traditionally rest from Mysore practice on the heaviest days. This observance is both for the physical and the subtle body.
• Don’t practice if you have a fever. When in doubt, try a few Surya Namaskara on your own at home. If you are contagious or very weak, please stay at home.
• Avoid wearing strong and synthetic fragrances as they can be irritating to fellow practitioners.
• Take a shower in the morning or the night before so that you can remove oils and lotions, and come to practice clean.
• No warm-up is necessary. Keep your energy and intention up by entering and beginning the practice.
• Drop-ins are welcome for regular practitioners visiting from out of town or from other schools.
• Once you start fostering a regular practice, you might appreciate having your own mat. There are racks in all locations where you can store your mat, space permitting. Keep your mat clean (there are spray bottles with mat cleaner in each studio you can use at the end of your practice; also good to keep your mat unrolled outside for some fresh air once in a while - at home).
• To make efficient use of the space in the room, we ask you to come and practice at the stated scheduled times. There is a bit of flexibility around the starting time, so you can start up to 15 minutes before or after the stated starting time. Make sure your practice ends before the end of the shift (including rest time).
• At De Clercqstraat, during the 10.00 - 12.00 shift from Monday to Friday, new parents are welcome to bring their babies into the practice room.

Mysore Teachers

Learn from expert teachers

Claudia Pradella
Amsterdam, De Clercqstraat
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Jurre Twijnstra
Den Haag, Scheveningseweg
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Lidewij Severins
Amsterdam, Nieuwe Achtergracht
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Ingrid Notten
Amsterdam, de Clercqstraat
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Daniela Agius
Amsterdam, Nieuwe Achtergracht
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Kasia Pokrop
Amsterdam, De Clercqstraat
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Marije Roede
Amsterdam, Weteringschans
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Martine Wieten
Amsterdam, De Clercqstraat
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Berry Lusink
Den Haag, Scheveningseweg
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Mysore Studios

Practice Mysore in Amsterdam & Den Haag

Nieuwe Achtergracht, Amsterdam

Nieuwe Achtergracht 11-13

1018 XV Amsterdam

+31202210671

info@delightyoga.nl

About studio

Our studio at the Nieuwe Achtergracht is located just East of the centre of Amsterdam. This studio has one big yoga shala and multiple smaller rooms for our healings, massages and consults. There is a lounge area to relax before and after your class while drinking your tea.

De Clercqstraat, Amsterdam

De Clercqstraat 66-68

1052 NJ Amsterdam

+31204125318

info@delightyoga.nl

About studio

The studio on De Clercqstraat is situated in Amsterdam West, close to the city centre. There are two shalas, a big one and a smaller one. There is also a cosy room where you can enjoy one of our massages.

Scheveningseweg, Den Haag

Scheveningseweg 14

2517 KT Den Haag

+31707370750

info@delightyoga.nl

About studio

This spacious yoga studio is uniquely situated, opposite the Peace Palace in Den Haag. The beautifully designed studio offers three yoga shalas and a lounge to relax with a cup of tea.

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