What is MYSORE practice?
Mysore-style practice is the main class offered at SABKK (Please refer here for CLASS DESCRIPTIONS). Mysore style is named after the city in India where the practice was originally taught by K. Pattabhi Jois.
In Ashtanga tradition, we have mysore-style and led class. Mysore practice is a teacher-assisted, self-led approach to practicing yoga postures. The class is not “led” as a whole, but rather all instruction is one-on-one within the group class setting. Every student starts from the same sequence and progress with guidance and knowledge of the teachers, based on his/her mental focus and physical condition.
It’s multi-level class so first-timer or 10-year practitioners would be in the same room.
It is not necessary or a must to remember all poses before coming to class. You will spend first few classes to learn about the sequence and probably repeat a set of poses for few times. Once you start to know wand remember the poses then you keep practicing and the teacher will guide you as necessary.
In this learning environment, you will have a chance to observe yourself – breathing, body, & mind. You can get guidance one-on-one and go at your own pace. Other practitioners also do their own things with their own pace and capacity.