When vinyasa is perfect, the mind is under control. -Sri k. Pattabhi Jois
We are a small community of Ashtanga practitioners based in Hanoi, Vietnam. Anyone from beginners and up are welcome to attend and practice with us if you are interested in self-practicing the Mysore style. Anyone attending the Mysore style (self-practice) can receive assistance starting from the teachers.
Mysore Class (self-practice)
In the Mysore class each student is taught individually. In other words, he or she is given a one-on-one lesson within the group setting. The student is taught progressively according to his or her individual needs. For this reason, each student is encouraged to make a month-to-month commitment. Ashtanga yoga is an exact and detailed science that is learned over time. Therefore, an attitude of patience and perseverance is essential.
Consistent practice will help to strengthen muscles, align the bones, purify the nervous system and cleanse the body. Through doing this, your body will become strong and flexible; your mind will become calm and clear.
This is a guided class through the entire primary series of Ashtanga Yoga. The teacher counts the traditional vinyasa in Sanskrit as taught in the Sharath Yoga Center in Mysore, India. The purpose of the class is to learn and maintain the correct order of the asanas and correct vinyasa – how to synchronize breathing and movement. Furthermore, surrendering to the teacher’s count and pacing is an opportunity to increase one’s internal and external strength, stamina, and concentration. Over time and with consistent practice, the student will be able to do the entire primary series in an uninterrupted, rhythmic, and meditative flow.
Beginner students are welcome to join classes
In fact, the Mysore style method is ideal for people who are just getting started. They will be taught the first few basic sequences and their practice will be approximately 30 or 45 minutes. Students will progress further depending on their ability to memorize the sequence and gain a reasonable level of proficiency in the poses. Although flexibility, strength, and coordination are helpful, they are not required. Anyone can enjoy the rewards of yoga, provided they are willing to make an effort.
If you are new to Ashtanga yoga and are interested in joining a class, please contact me first and come to the studio to observe a class before registering.