This is an opportunity to learn ashtanga vinyasa in the traditional way. The practice is friendly and accessible, and veryone is welcome, including absolute beginners and those who are neither fit nor flexible. We work adaptively 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 an experienced assistant teacher in the room 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 join!
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.
Time: Saturdays, 8.30–10.30am, except for the last Saturday of each month.
You can arrive and leave at any time. If you’re a beginner, allow about an hour for your practice.
Address: St Mark’s Church, 22 Greenwich South St SE10 8TY.
Wheelchair accessible: Yes.
Cost: £14 / £12 low income / £10 financial hardship; six-class block-booking card: £72 / £60 low income.
Cards are valid for two calendar months and can be used for any ashtanga class, including online. Unused classes cannot be refunded or exchanged, but you can extend an expired card for a further two months for the cost of a single class.
To decide which rate is appropriate for you, please read the fee policy.
Booking: here. Advance booking is essential – no drop-ins.
Time: Wednesdays, 6.30–8.30am
You are welcome to start earlier and join the meeting at 6.30, or to continue on your own after 8.30. You can arrive and leave at any time. If you’re a beginner, allow about an hour for your practice.
Cost: £12 / £10 low income / free for those in financial hardship. Block-booking cards are valid for this class. To decide which rate is appropriate for you, please read the fee policy.
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