Greenwich + Woolwich Mysore is a friendly, community shala, where you can learn ashtanga vinyasa in the traditional way. Everyone is welcome, including absolute beginners and those who are neither fit nor flexible. We work adaptively, using lots of props, and are happy to modify the practice for different abilities. A Mysore practice can often accommodate people who would not be able to access a led ashtanga class even at beginner level, because it’s too fast or too demanding.
In a Mysore class, everyone works through a sequence of postures at their own pace, and the teacher helps people individually. This means we are able to get to know you and your practice well and can offer assistance specific to you. If you’re a beginner, you will receive a thorough grounding in all the basics and will be introduced to new postures gradually, as you’re ready for them. There is always an experienced assistant teacher in the class who works specifically with beginners, so you don’t need to feel that you’re holding anyone up or taking too much of the teacher’s time.
If you’ve been doing led classes and are not sure which posture comes where, don’t worry; we’re there to help you to learn the sequence, and you can ask at any time you get stuck. You definitely don’t need to know the series before you arrive!
Experienced Mysoris, we can teach up to the beginning postures of the third series.
The energy of the group breathing and working together in a Mysore class is amazing, so motivating yourself is easy, and with personalised attention, students sometimes find themselves able to move into postures that didn’t seem possible in a led class. This is an opportunity to explore in depth, with an experienced teacher, and develop all aspects of your practice – not just the physical.
We are open
Wednesday: 6–9am, Greenwich (St Mark’s)
Saturday: 8.30–10.30am, Greenwich (St Mark’s)
Sunday: 8–10am, Woolwich (The Yoga Space)
You can arrive and leave at any time. If you’re a beginner, allow about an hour for your practice.
St Mark’s Church, 22 Greenwich South St. SE10 8TY (5 minutes Greenwich DLR / overground).
The Yoga Space, Gunnery House, Gunnery Terrace, Cornwallis Rd, Royal Arsenal. SE18 6SW (10 minutes Woolwich Arsenal DLR / overground). Please read the directions for accessing the yoga room before coming along to Woolwich Mysore.
Both spaces are wheelchair accessible, and have mats and props available to borrow. There is storage for your own mat at Greenwich. Sorry no showers at either venue, but both have a large toilet area where you can wash.
One class: £14 / £12 low income / £7 financial hardship.
Six-class block-booking card: £72 / £60 low income / £36 financial hardship.
Twelve-class block-booking card: £132 / £108 low income / £60 financial hardship.
To decide which rate is appropriate for you, please read the fee policy.
Block-booking cards are valid for eight weeks and can be used at any Mysore class interchangeably (week-day or Saturday, Greenwich or Woolwich). You can use your card as many times in a single week as you like. Cards cannot be used beyond the expiry date, and unused classes cannot be refunded. However, for the cost of one drop-in class, you can extend an expired card for a further eight weeks
Do I need to book?
If you’re coming to practise with us for the first time, it’s helpful if you can contact me in advance to let me know, otherwise just come along – but please check here for any scheduled cancellations.
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