New for Summer- Ashtanga Yoga classes

EXTRA CLASSES: Ashtanga yoga in Hither Green


Curious about traditional “Mysore-style” ashtanga yoga? Two brand new Monday and Thursday evening classes will start from 8th and 11th May in Hither Green. All classes, including the existing Sunday mornings, are open to all levels including complete beginners – so now there are three chances a week to give it a try. Classes are taught by Hither Green resident Chris Patmore, who is authorised by the K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI) in Mysore India.


Full class schedule:

Sundays, 9-10.30am at Ted Ray Scout Hall

Mondays, 6.30-8pm at Lochaber Hall (from 8 May)

Thursdays, 6.30-8pm at Lochaber Hall (from 11 May)

“Mysore-style” is different to the familiar led class setup. Everybody practises what they’ve learnt at their own speed but in a group setting and the teacher gives individual guidance and adjustments. The more you attend, the more your practice grows. This is yoga for everybody. It is the traditional way that ashtanga yoga is taught at KPJAYI in Mysore – which is why these classes are often called “Mysore-style”.

Ashtanga means “eight limbs” so ashtanga yoga is the eight-limbed path of yoga. One of the limbs, and where we start, is the practice of physical postures (asanas). Synchronised breath and movement (vinyasa) link the postures together in a flowing sequence, the first of which is known as the “primary series”. The practice brings strength and stability to the body and builds an internal heat to help purify the muscles and organs.




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