Yoga | Mysore

 

Yoga is a moving meditation resulting in calmness and clarity. It maximises body tone, encourages weight loss, detoxifies and increases all-round health, flexibility, strength and balance. The result is a dramatic increase in energy, a stronger immune system and a sense of physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Our yoga classes are taught in a high-heat (but not excessively hot) environment. Classes maintain a heat of around 23–25ºC, which is ideal for safely encouraging flexibility and allowing a gentle detoxification process.

The Mysore "self-practice" class is for those who have adequate knowledge of the standing postures of the ashtanga (astanga) sequence, as well as anyone who has experience practising in a Mysore-style class. Students are not "led" by a teacher in the conventional way, instead they lead themselves at their own speed and breath through a memorised sequence of postures. The teacher opens the class with a chant and then guides and adjusts students individually, giving one-to-one tuition and hands-on adjustments. New postures from the ashtanga sequence are explored and added as a student progresses, others may be modified and adapted in certain circumstances depending on the individual.

The Mysore-style approach has powerful benefits on many levels. Primarily it allows students to progress on a truly personal level with few external distractions. The special serenity, quietness and focus of this class enhances a meditative state. The Mysore self-practice is also one that liberates you from dependence on a teacher and leads you to a deeper more profound understanding of both ashtanga and yoga in general. It directs you away from the stresses of life, to a place of stillness, calm and introspection. It is in this practice that the yoga really becomes a moving meditation.

All our yoga classes are held at our beautiful studio in West Norwood, on the borders of West Dulwich in South London.

  • Due to these classes being self practice in style, early morning classes have a flexible start time between 6.30 and 7.30am – students should have moved in to their closing sequence by 8.30am.
  • If your Mysore practice is longer than the allocated class time, it is usually not a problem to run over in to the next class. Please discuss this with your teacher.


  • The quietness and focus of this Mysore "self-practice" class facilitates yoga as a moving meditation. This class is open to all levels, but it requires you to have memorised the standing postures of the ashtanga sequence as practiced in Levels 1-3.

    • Minor health issues and injuries should be discussed with your teacher before the class. Please arrive 10 minutes early to discuss.
    • If you are suffering/have suffered from a medical condition (including heart condition, chest pains, dizziness, high blood pressure) or a serious injury, it is essential you first consult your doctor before joining classes. Please then discuss this with us before booking so we can advise you on a personalised programme.

    • If you are 14+ weeks pregnant and have an established asthanga or vinyasa flow practice you may join this class – please discuss with the teacher as there are various modifications that you will need to make.
    • You can join this class from 3+ months post-natally.

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