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 Zoom 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.
Pointers for Mysore online
If you want assistance, please place your camera where you can be seen. If you can log in on two devices so that you can have more than one camera angle, that can be useful. Teachers will offer help as and when we see it is needed, and you can indicate that you need help by using an icon on your screen. If you would prefer to practise without assistance, you can indicate that too by using a different icon. This will be explained when you join the meeting.
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. To decide which rate is appropriate for you, please read the fee policy.
Greenwich + Woolwich Mysore facebook group