Ashtanga Yoga is a powerful tool for self-transformation. It is suitable for all ages, body types and fitness levels. All that is needed is an open mind, enthusiasm to learn and a commitment to practicing regularly. The greatest benefits come with regular practice.
Mysore Style is the traditional method of learning Ashtanga yoga, as is taught at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in Mysore, South India.
In a Mysore class each student works at their own pace, with individual assistance given by the teacher as and when necessary – almost like a private lesson in a class environment. The Ashtanga series are learnt and committed to memory posture by posture, with new postures being added when the student is ready. Mysore classes, therefore, always have students of mixed abilities working side by side.
Complete beginners are always welcome.
As there are no specific start times for Mysore class, beginners are advised to allow about 45 minutes for their first class, building up to about an hour and a half once a full series of postures is being practised.
Beginners are welcome to start any day of the week, but please note it is recommended to commit to one month, a minimum of 3 days per week, to fully understand whether the practice resonates with you.
The weekly Led class is for regular Mysore students only. It is a traditional Sanskrit counted primary series class, which helps to reinforce the practice of correct Vinyasa (breath-movement synchronisation).
As per tradition, there will be no classes held on New and Full Moon.
2019 MOON DAYS (remaining)
September: Saturday 14th / Saturday 28th
October: Monday 14th / Monday 28th
November: Wednesday 13th / Wednesday 27th
December: Thursday 12th / Thursday 26th
2020 MOON DAYS
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Jordan has spent most of the past 10 years living in Europe and Asia. He initially left Australia to seek creative inspiration, but his focus shifted primarily to the study and practice of Ashtanga Yoga after first entering the Mysore room in London, early 2010. That year, he made the first of his yearly trips to Mysore, India.
Jordan briefly returned to Australia to study Naturopathy, and continued his practice with Eileen Hall. He then returned to London for another 3 years, where he practiced under the guidance of Hamish Hendry, and assisted Brett Porzio initially at TriYoga, Soho, before teaching alongside him throughout Europe.
In February 2015, Jordan received Sharathji's blessing to teach, granting him Level 2 Authorisation. He has since taught in Stockholm, Antwerp, Munich, Majorca, New York, Tel Aviv and Guatemala, and spent long periods running a mysore program in Jakarta, Indonesia.
In 2018, Jordan began practicing with Sharmila Desai in Goa, India, and intends to continue practicing with Sharathji and Sharmila annually.
Jordan experiences the practice as a deep mind/body therapy, a devotional offering and a roadmap for living. He shares the practice through his honest, practical experience, teaching in the clear tradition of Sri. K Pattabhi Jois.