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 in 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.
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 60 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, providing 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.
I’m teaching Ashtanga yoga for beginners at both Zenith Yoga and OM Yoga Studio. These classes are guided classes which give beginners a sense of the practice structure. In addition, the guided classes are great for learning how to practice and for experiencing the energy that comes from everyone breathing and moving together.
I’ve recently received inquiries asking me to refer them to a yoga studio. I’m really happy that there are people interested in Hanoi, Vietnam, but I can’t do that at this time.
I’m just one Yoga instructor in Hanoi. There are workshops here and I also participate in them. However, the number of people that participate in the workshops is not as high compared to Japan and other countries. In addition, Mysore classes are not well-known yet here and quickly gathering a class of students is not easy. It could also be my inexperience that is to blame. I’m slowly teaching people interested in Mysore style, but it’s easier said than done.
My current lifestyle keeps me fully occupied, so after considering many things, I unfortunately won’t be able to refer anyone to a yoga studio in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Thank you for your understanding.