We offer two types of practice: Mysore and Led
This practice is individualized, not led. If you’re new to Mysore, please read our page on what to expect.
We suggest all students attend at least one led class per week to reinforce the proper practice of the vinyasas.
The primary series is a challenging and invigorating sequence of postures that take about an hour and twenty-thirty minutes to practice. The postures are strengthening, toning and cleansing for the muscles, joints and internal organs. During the primary led classes, the students are guided in unison through the postures of the sequence and provided with variations of poses that prove challenging. The class includes postures, breathing, pranayama and chanting. On Sundays, we also have a half primary led class which finishes at navasana.
The intermediate postures focus on strengthening and toning the nervous system. Students who wish to attend led intermediate should have completed primary series and intermediate up to eka pada shirshasana.
This Thursday night class is a gentle, calm evening class for people who have little or no experience in yoga practice, and do not want to do anything that is too taxing. It includes postures, breathing practices, and deep relaxation. The class is run in partnership with St. Phillip’s Christian Church and their Bible study group, and is a donation based, open class.
Level I Led Class
This led class is suitable for all who are in the Intro to Ashtanga Yoga, are new to the practice, or have a little bit of experience. The class includes sun salutations, standing poses, a few seated postures, and modified closing and finishing poses. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Intro to Ashtanga Yoga (Level I & II)
This course is geared towards beginners and those with no yoga experience at all who want to gain an understanding of Ashtanga Yoga.
Each class will begin with a foundational discussion on yoga, covering topics such as the importance of breath; the meaning of vinyasa; the effect of yoga on both the body and mind, and the benefits of consistent practice.
Each class will consist of postures, breathing and concentrations practices, deep relaxation and meditation. You will build your practice progressively from one week to the next, and by the end of the course, you will have a firm foundation on which to continue your yoga practice at BKYC or even on your own! Some of the overall benefits you can expect to experience from this practice are improved strength, stamina and flexibility. improved breathing and breath control, as well as heightened ability to focus, and increased memory. For the level I course, you will learn up to janu sirsasana A and level II, you will learn just about half of the primary series.