ASHTANGA YOGA IN THE MYSORE TRADITION
SLAY is excited to be offering an Ashtanga program for students of all levels.
MYSORE-Ashtanga: This all levels class is the traditional way students are introduced to the Ashtanga yoga practice. It is self paced and the teacher works with each student as an individual- like a private lesson in a group setting. This class accommodates the total yoga beginner to the advanced student, expect to see students of varying levels participating in class. As a new student you can expect more guidance and instruction from the teacher as you familiarize yourself with the practice. Postures are added at a pace appropriate for your body which allows you build up the stamina for practice safely. You can expect your first Mysore class to be about 20-30 minutes. The class is held in the mornings between 6-8am, come anytime in that window to have your practice completed by 8am.
Led Primary-Ashtanga: This class is an opportunity for Ashtanga students to “ check in” with the vinyasa count and their breathing as the teacher leads the class through the full primary series of Ashtanga yoga. This class is a compliment to a regular Ashtanga yoga practice. It is recommended that students have familiarity with the primary series prior to attending this class. Reach out to Ashley with questions.
Yoga Book Club & Sutra Talk: Yoga is more than just the asana. Join us for an open format group discussion as we dive in and explore ancient Yogic texts and philosophy. We'll discuss in a non-intimidating manor how we can apply these principles to our lives.
Ashley began her Yoga journey in 2013, initially drawn to yoga as a way to improve flexibility. Not long after she first stepped on her mat she discovered the practice of Ashtanga Yoga. The practice has had a profound impact on her life and she is very fortunate to be able to share the practice with others. Ashley's background in physical therapy and yoga therapy reflect in her approach to the practice. In 2020 she completed the Ashtanga Yoga teacher mentorship program with Authorized Teacher Taylor Hunt.
Kate was introduced to Ashtanga in 2014 while sampling various yoga traditions. She was drawn to the challenge and repetition, as they produced both physical health results and internal growth. Kate seeks opportunities to deepen her knowledge and practice both in intensives with visiting teachers and self-study. She is ever grateful for the SLAY community and their constant positive support of each other and is honored to assist in the Mysore room.