Ashtanga Yoga Vancouver Mysore Program

At Ashtanga Yoga Vancouver, we teach the traditional way to learn Ashtanga Yoga as taught by “Guruji” Sri K. Patabhhi Jois and his grandson Sharath Jois in India. This is called Mysore style.

Mysore classes are taught in a one on one setting where students are “met” by the teachers as individuals, and the practice is tailored through series of postures linked with breath.

Mysore classes are for everyone, regardless of age or physical ability. You just need devotion, have the curiosity to learn and the dedication to show up with no expectations.

Ashtanga Yoga Vancouver fully believes in this practice which is not only healing to the mind, body and spirit, but also helps every individual in being the best they can in life.

Ashtanga Yoga Vancouver Mysore Program

At Ashtanga Yoga Vancouver, we teach the traditional way to learn Ashtanga Yoga as taught by “Guruji” Sri K. Patabhhi Jois and his grandson Sharath Jois in India. This is called Mysore style.

Mysore classes are taught in a one on one setting where students are “met” by the teachers as individuals, and the practice is tailored through series of postures linked with breath.

Mysore classes are for everyone, regardless of age or physical ability. You just need devotion, have the curiosity to learn and the dedication to show up with no expectations.

Ashtanga Yoga Vancouver fully believes in this practice which is not only healing to the mind, body and spirit, but also helps every individual in being the best they can in life.

Practicing with a leg cast

Level 2 Authorized teacher and AYV director Fiona Stang discusses the importance of a modified yet consistent practice with one of her students who had to wear a leg cast due to an accident. Both attest the emphasis of practicing with full intent (breath and bandhas) through the vinyasa system of Ashtanga yoga, which in turn would promote quicker healing due to regular blood circulation.

Practicing with tight shoulders

Level 2 Authorized teacher and AYV director Fiona Stang discusses ways in alleviating tight shoulders during the practice. Off the mat, we can indulge in other physical sports and activities; but we should maintain regularity in our practice which should serve as a therapeutic and restorative tool to our daily lives.

Practicing with Back Injury

Level 2 Ashtanga authorized teacher and AYV director Fiona Stang discusses some modifications to the practice to accommodate a back injury. Maintaining a daily practice, even if the full form cannot be achieved, can assist in healing due to the therapeutic vinyasa system of Ashtanga Yoga.

How to Practice with A Knee Injury in Ashtanga Yoga

Level 2 Ashtanga authorized teacher and AYV director Fiona Stang discusses some options to accommodate a knee injury. The underlying message is to keep practicing, even if the full form cannot be achieved, and focusing deeper into the breath, bandhas and drishtis. Consistency in movement and an able teacher will assist in a faster recovery and maintain one’s daily commitment to the practice.

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