Mysore style is how Ashtanga yoga was introduced and taught in Mysore, India by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and now by his grandson, Sharath Jois. Each student works at his/her own individual pace within the group.  One-to-one assistance, adjustment in thepostures, and tuition are given within the group context.

Students are taught new postures/series when they can remember the sequence and complete the posture on which they are currently working. This style of teaching makes Ashtanga yoga accessible to students at all levels.

Early Morning Mysore Teachers

Early Morning Mysore Teachers

Susan Bysh

Susan was introduced to yoga in the late 1970s in Canada, accompanying her mother to hatha yoga classes, and she maintained a home practice off and on over the next twenty years. In 1998 she moved to London and, after fully exploring the wide variety of yoga classes on offer, became committed to an Ashtanga Mysore-style practice in the tradition of Sri K Pattabhi Jois. She has since completed the Primary and Intermediate series, and is working through the Advanced A series with her teachers Hamish Hendry in London and R Sharath Jois in Mysore, India.

In 2011 Susan began making regular trips to Mysore to study with Sharath at the Krishna Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI), and in 2014 she received Level 2 Authorisation, allowing her to teach the full Primary and Intermediate series.

Susan will also continue to teach her hugely popular Saturday Ashtanga Classes at 10.30am and noon. She will also be adding in workshops based around specific principles of the Ashtanga Practice (such as back bends) and running regular Beginners Mysore Week.

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