Ashtanga yoga, in its traditional form, is taught in the "Mysore style". This is a method whereby the student is taught the series, pose by pose, memorizing as they go. As the student becomes proficient with each posture, the teacher continues to give postures, working with each student individually & helping the student to develop a self practice. 


Ashtanga means "eight limbs" and therefore Ashtanga yoga is the eight limbs of yoga. Asana is known to be the 3rd limb, which are the physical postures that in the West we call Yoga. Asana is the part of the practice that is the easiest way to begin. The other 7 limbs can be accessed through our physical practice. The first two - yama & niyama - how you treat others & how you treat yourself - become an integral part of the practice very quickly. Pranayama is a practice that comes when the asana practice is steady. And the last four are developed as we practice when it organically seems time for them to happen. 


How to start Mysore Style

Just come! The first class will be like a one on one private class in a group setting. The teacher or assistant will work closley with you, teaching you the first section of the Primary sequence. As the student memorises the poses, much more independence is given. But as you learn you will be fully supported by the teaching team. Mysore Style is an open practice time, meaning you may come and start your practice anytime between the scheduled hours. Simply leave enough time to finish your practice before the scheduled hours end.


Moon Days

Moon Days, when the moon is full or new, we take rest. These days happen bi-weekly & are welcomed when practicing the traditional 6 day per week practice! Dates for 2017 are listed below.


Full Moon

Mysore Toronto - Full Moon

Thursday January 12
Saturday February 11
Sunday March 12
Tuesday April 11
Wednesday May 10
Friday June 9
Sunday July 9
Monday August 7
Wednesday September 6
Thursday October 5
Saturday November 4
Sunday December 3


New Moon

Mysore Toronto - New Moon

Saturday January 28
Sunday February 26
Monday March 27
Wednesday April 26
Thursday May 25
Saturday June 24
Sunday July 23
Monday August 21
Wednesday September 20
Thursday October 19
Saturday November 18
Monday December 18