Mysore Practice FAQs

What is Mysore?

Mysore is a one-on-one style of yoga class practiced in a group setting. Each practitioner has their own unique practice. The sequence is taught individually, pose by pose, breath by breath. Eventually, a practitioner moves from needing to learn the sequence to being able to practice it fluidly.

Why is it called Mysore?

This style of practice is named after the city, Mysore, India. Mysore was the home of Guruji, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and the Institute he created to help practitioners from around the globe learn and practice Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.

What is Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga?

Ashtanga yoga incorporates eight different practices one can use to help lead a content life. One of the ways we do this is through a physical practice, also known as an asana practice. Other ways we do this is through a breathing and meditation practice. Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga uses the Tristhana method which incorporates breathing, moving the body, and focus. These three methods help us find a meditative state during our asana practice. As we grow in our asana practice, we also grow in compassion and connectedness to our self and others, thus inspiring two more practices of the Ashtanga system. The Yamas and Niyamas are the ethical and moral principles one can use to help determine the best things to include and exclude from our lives.

What experience is neccesary?

None. You will be taught the series, pose by pose, if you’re unfamiliar with this way of practicing.

When is practice?

Mysore practice is offered Monday – Thursday, 6 – 8am, opening chant is at 6:05am. Show up anytime between these hours, leaving yourself enough time to complete your practice. If you are new, give yourself about 45 minutes of practice time to begin learning the sequence. Fridays from 6:30-8am are a led practice, when the instructor will lead the whole group through each pose in the series.

*Practice is not held on New Moon or Full Moon dates. Dates will be posted.

What should I wear to practice?

Yoga clothes are perfect. Men wear longer shorts, yoga shorts or pants.
It is not recommended to wear baggy clothing for this style of practice.