In ashtanga yoga, the asana practice (physical postures) is done 5-6 days a week. Students take rest one day a week plus moon days. The daily repetition of asanas is important to get the full benefits of the practice. The more you do it, the easier it becomes.
Mysore-style self-practice classes:
Here, you practise the postures you’ve learnt at your own speed in a group setting – so students of all levels practise side-by-side. If you are new to ashtanga, this is a great way to learn. Complete beginners are always welcome. The teacher is there to give individual guidance and physical adjustments, helping you move through the asana series at a suitable pace. This is the traditional way that ashtanga yoga is taught at the KPJAYI in Mysore, India – which is why these classes are often called “Mysore-style”.
- Saturdays and Sundays: 8.00 – 10.00 @ triyoga Chelsea
The teacher guides everyone through the asana series together, at the same pace. The focus is on correct breathing and moving in and out of each posture, with the teacher counting through each vinyasa to set the rhythm.
- Saturdays: 11.30 – 12.45 (half primary)
- Sundays: 15.30 – 17.00 (full primary – knowledge of primary series essential)
- Tuesdays: 19.30 – 20.45 (half primary)
- All classes @ triyoga Chelsea
Hither Green classes are on hold. Please check back for future dates.
372 King’s Road
London SW3 5UZ
PREPARING FOR CLASS
- Please arrive 10-15 minutes early for classes to allow for registration and setting up.
- Always practice on an empty stomach. It’s best not to eat 3-4 hours before class.
- During practice, avoid drinking water – it will reduce the heat you’re trying to build up.
- Try not to eat or drink anything for 20 minutes after practice.
- The traditional ashtanga method does not include props. Please avoid using blocks or belts.
- Please clean your yoga mat and rug (if you use one) regularly.