Let everything come in it’s own time. A plant and tree needs proper time to grow under right conditions, why should we human beings be any different. To grow into yoga means growing into life, proper conditions need to be there, but when start to feel it; you’ll come to know it is real.
— Saraswathi

Mysore

 

 

 

 

At Yoga Hana, classes are taught in the traditional method.  Class description courtesy of the KPJAYI:

All students commence their instruction in the same manner in which on the first day of class they are taught Surya Namaskar A, followed by Padmasana and deep breathing, and a few minutes of rest to conclude their first day of practice. The next day after Surya Namaskar A has been performed, Surya Namaskar B is taught, and one then again concludes in the same method as the previous day, with Padmasana, deep breathing, and rest. After both of the Surya Namaskar have been learned correctly, each of the various asanas are added one by one. When one asana is correct, the next one is taught. 

The format of the practice always remains the same; one always begins practice with Surya Namaskar, concludes with Padmasana and rest, and the various asanas gradually fill the space between these two poles. Learning yoga in this traditional manner benefits the student on many levels. It is possible for one to gain independence and confidence in their sadhana (spiritual practice), as well, something truly becomes one’s own when they learn it by heart. It is through the daily practice of Ashtanga Yoga that we draw it into ourselves, understand it, and become proficient in its methods, thereby reaping its wide range of benefits. For this to be accomplished, a slow, dedicated and patient approach is best.

Because of the difficult nature of remembering and mastering the various vinyasas,  group guided classes are taught, in which all the vinyasas are counted out loud and all students follow along together accordingly.

 


Led Primary

 

 

Distinct from Mysore, where students move at their own pace & rhythm, in Led Primary Series classes students take the Ashtanga Primary Series of postures in unison. The teacher holds the count, calling the breath count in a mix of Sanskrit,  and English. The teacher will move through the studio, making adjustments and assisting students in their expression of the series. This may also include stopping students from taking postures beyond their ability. Students may then sit to watch fellow students complete the series.

These classes maintain respect for each individual's practice, yet provide an opportunity to experience (or at least witness) the full expression of the Primary Series. Led Primary Series classes are a perfect compliment to Mysore classes, each building upon the other. Students are asked to attend at least a week of Mysore style classes and become familiar with the sequence before attending a Led Primary Class.  

Students are asked to arrive 15 minutes before Led Primary class begins to allow themselves time to get situated before class.  The door will not be opened after the class begins.  

 


Led Intermediate

 

 

Distinct from Mysore, where students move at their own pace & rhythm, in Led Intermediate Series classes students take the Ashtanga 2nd  Series of postures in unison. The teacher holds the count, calling the breath count in a mix of Sanskrit,  and English. The teacher will move through the studio, making adjustments and assisting students in their expression of the series. This may also include stopping students from taking postures beyond their ability. Students may then sit to watch fellow students complete the series.

Students must be able to complete the Primary Series with proficiency before coming to the Intermediate Series.   

Students are asked to arrive 15 minutes before Led Intermediate class begins to allow themselves time to get situated before class.  The door will not be opened after the class begins. 

 

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