Do I have to be advanced or know the sequence to come attend Mysore?
All levels are welcome! You can come without knowing anything about yoga although we highly recommend first attending one of our 6-week Beginner Courses for the most in-depth introduction to the practice. If you choose to begin learning the Ashtanga practice in Mysore class the teacher will start you from the very first pose on your first class.
How many times a week should I practice?
It is recommended to practice five to six days per week, ideally at the same time each day. Practice is best done in the early morning. The reason behind morning practice is it allows for an empty stomach, a clear head and well-rested body and mind.
If a daily commitment to practice is impossible, practicing at least three days a week will still bring benefits! All levels of commitment are welcome. Start where you can and work up to a higher level of commitment as you feel compelled.
How often should I practice led on top of my Mysore practice?
Traditionally, within a six day a week practice, one has five days of mysore practice and one day of led. The last practice day (Friday) is typically for led primary.
We don’t hold classes on Saturdays and traditionally we take off practice on full moon and new moon days.
The Ashtanga practice is a prescription and used to heal the body and mind. With that being said, it is a very challenging practice. Students should expect to experience body soreness. The only time one should not practice is if he or she has a fever or she is on her cycle. With injury or common sickness, keep practicing but inform the teacher to decide if a modification to your practice needs to be made.
When should I not practice?
— Do not wear perfume, cologne, after shave, essential oils, or scented antiperspirant
— Arrive bathed and in clean clothes
— Small towel in addition to mat is useful
— Bring water for after practice
— Practice on an empty stomach
— Bring all valuables into the practice room
— Sign-in and pay before class
— Be considerate of students regarding behavior and noise level
— Inform the teacher of any injuries or medical / health issues
— Come prepared to work hard, sweat, and stay focused
— Do not wear jewelry such as watches, necklaces, dangling earrings or bulky bracelets and rings.
*We accept cash, checks (made payable to Ashtanga Yoga Atlanta) and credit/debit card payments.
* Your first few classes must be on a weekday morning starting at 6am or 8am. This assures ample, uninterrupted time for us to work with you one-on-one.
* Class cards are nonrefundable and there are no holds on monthly cards.
* All teachers have the right to refuse service.