Classes – English

MYSORE: (40min - 150min per student) ~ reservations not required

Mysore style class is the traditional way to learn the classical Ashtanga Yoga system as taught by KPJAYI in Mysore, India. This is a one-on-one coaching in a group class setting class. Students will develop a personalised practice that belongs to their own unique body & mind conditions and physical abilities, under the guidance of the same teacher 4-6 times a week.

Suitable for:

  • Anyone & all level – the young, the old, the weak, the strong, men & women, with or without ashtanga experience.

Notes:

  • Student that has no prior mysore style experience is required to contact the Shala to arrange for their first visit’s date & time. Email: aytosaka@gmail.com
LED 1.5 (120min) ~ reservations not required

This guided Led class will cover the Full Primary series and continue into at least 1/3 of the Intermediate series. The teacher will be counting the sequence in Sanskrit with very minimal explanation.

Compulsory for:

  • AYT students that are learning the intermediate series.
  • AYT students that have completed the full primary series.

Suitable for:

  • Mysore style students that are proficient with full Primary Series and is working on the first half of the Intermediate series in their mysore practice.

Not Suitable for:

  • Anyone that does not have a regular mysore style practice.
LED 1.0 (90min) ~ reservations not required

This is a full Primary Series guided group class. The teacher will be counting the sequence in Sanskrit with minimal explanation.

Suitable for:

  • Any ashtanga student that is proficient with full Primary Series.
  • Regular mysore style students that are proficient up to at least half primary series and is working on the second half of the series.

Not Suitable for:

  • Anyone that has no prior Ashtanga yoga experience.
LED 0.5 (75min) ~ reservations not required

This is a half Primary Series guided group class. The teacher will be counting the sequence in Sanskrit with some elaborations and explanation.

Suitable for:

  • Any ashtanga student that is proficient with first half of the Primary Series.
  • Beginning ashtanga students that have learned the full standing sequence and is working on any parts of the seated sequence up to Navasana in their Mysore practice.

Not Suitable for:

  • Anyone that has no prior Ashtanga experience.
ASHTANGA BASICS (75min) ~ reservations required

This is a class that focuses on bringing our attention to the basic essentials of the classical Ashtanga Yoga system as taught by KPJAYI in India. Each class will highlight a different selection of standing and / or seated postures from the Primary series, with a comprehensive step-by-step approach, guiding students to build in the important alignments, fundamental focus & essential basics of the practice to perform each posture safely and correctly.

This is not a guided Led class nor a mysore style class. Ample elaboration and instructions will be given to help students understand the “tristana” (i.e. how to breathe, where to focus our gaze and how to move our body safely) concept better to achieve a smoother “vinyasa” (the coordination of breathing & movement) flow.

Class size:               Minimum 3 / Maximum 9.

Suitable for:          Beginning yoga students

LED BASICS (75min) ~ reservations required

This is a guided group class designed for beginning ashtanga yoga students that are learning the standing sequence and some of the seated postures. The teacher will be counting the sequence in Sanskrit with some elaborations and explanation.

Class size:                Minimum 3 / Maximum 9.

Suitable for:            Beginning mysore style students

Not suitable for:     Anyone that never learn ashtanga yoga.

MYSORE BASICS (90min) ~ reservations required

This is a great opportunity for beginning ashtanga students to experience a mysore style class. Do not worry about do not know anything. Just come! The teacher will guide you closely in what to expect from a traditional mysore class environment.

Class size:             Minimum 3 / Maximum 6.

Suitable for:        Anyone with or without yoga experience and new to ashtanga yoga