Ashtanga

CITYOGA has a Mysore style Ashtanga practice 5 days of the week; Monday through Wednesday 7:15am - 8:45am in studio, Wednesday 6p-7:30p (livestream), Saturday 11am-12:30p (in studio), and Sunday 12:30pm-2p (in studio).

Our Ashtanga program is much more than yoga classes; it's a community of individuals transforming themselves, day by day. This style of practice is like receiving a private class in a group setting with all levels of students practicing the memorized sequence at their own pace, but at the same time. Students new to Mysore style will receive help from the teacher as they memorize the sequence. It is a very common misconception that you need to be a physically advanced Ashtanga practitioner to practice Mysore style. However, the teacher assists students at every level by giving hands on guidance, attention, and instruction specific to student needs.

Ashtanga Yoga is not only an intimate and personal way of practicing yoga, it is also the most traditional, time-honored, and historic method. Ashtanga is based in Mysore, India, the city where, Sharath Jois, and Saraswathi Jois, continue the traditional teaching. Mysore is an important Ashtanga tradition of personal teaching that helps to deepen one's practice with trust and dedication. The Ashtanga system is designed to purify the body, promote proper functioning of the digestive system, build strength, and restore range of motion to the body. The method of practice taught in Ashtanga Yoga relies on linking postures with deep, even breathing and steady gazing with the eyes. The system of linking the breath with movement is known as vinyasa and encourages the blood to circulate properly allowing the removal of unwanted toxins.  The gazing point with the memorized vinyasa sequence helps to facilitate a state of meditation, having a profound effect on the steadiness of the mind.

Our teachers at Cityoga have trained with authorized instructors thereby connecting them directly to the original Ashtanga lineage.

Exploring Ashtanga Primary Series with Laura Harris

This is a 1 hour livestream class that progresses through an abbreviated primary series (mostly 1/2 primary poses) with pauses to "workshop" or highlight a particular pose or movement. We will slow down and explore different elements of the Ashtanga Half-Primary Sequence with a sense of curiosity and compassion. Class will begin with sun salutations and end with the closing three poses of the primary series. The purpose of this class is to focus or highlight a particular set of postures to have a deeper understanding, and more knowledgeable approach to the primary series.

Ashtanga/Mysore Schedule

Ashtanga Teachers