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.
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.
Beginner’s Led Class
This led class is suitable for all who are in the Beginner’s Course, are new to Ashtanga Yoga, 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.
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 six weeks 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 practise are improved strength, stamina and flexibility. improved breathing and breath control, as well as heightened ability to focus, and increased memory.