Mysore Self Practice
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
Geoff Mackenzie will be covering Early Morning Mysore from Monday 1st November to Monday 2nd February
Geoff began yoga practice as a curious surfer living in Bali in 1998, simply seeking to improve his breathing, agility and mental focus; and to explore subtle states beyond the mundane. Suffice to say he found all that and much more: the ‘more’ including the deep desire to share the benefits of practice with all who care to give it a try.
Upon completing a teacher training course and beginning self-practice in 2004, Geoff began conducting daily classes in Victoria and later, Vancouver, Canada.
In 2006, after meeting the Jois family on tour, he took his first trip to India, to study at the K.Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, where he returns every year for extended periods.
Geoff is now Authorized at Level 2 by his teacher, (KPJAYI Director) Sharath Jois, to teach the Primary and Intermediate series of Ashtanga Yoga.
Susan Bysh will be be back teaching on Wednesday 4th February
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.
SUSAN will be back teaching at Yoga Place after her 2 month Mysore trip on 4th February