Classes

Our class offerings are carefully arranged to support daily practice and the continual renewal of our vibrant practice community.  For more information on where to begin, visit our beginners page.

Mysore classes provide a quiet and contemplative atmosphere for the practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.  In these classes, you practice the Ashtanga sequencing to the cadence of your own breath, while receiving personal guidance from the teacher and silent support from the community.  Learn more about our Mysore classes on our Mysore page.

Level I is our Intro class.  It covers the fundamentals of breath, movement and postural form while offering detailed instruction on alignment and gazing point.  The method of instruction is verbal and precise, but without losing touch of the visceral experience.

This class is for more experienced students.  It offers detailed instruction on breath, movement and postural form while exploring the internal details of alignment.  Together with bandha and mudra, it introduces ways of working with opposing tensions in the body to realize the postures from the inside out.

This class is for experienced students only.  It explores the subtle dimensions of Ashtanga through open experimentation.  It invites direct inquiry into the psychodynamics of alignment, by asking us to suspend our impulses of control, connect to internal sources of support, and rediscover the balance between openness and stability.

Led Primary guides you through the complete Primary Series using the Sanskrit count.  Integral to the traditional Ashtanga practice week, this class assumes considerable proficiency with the Primary Series.  The emphasis is not on learning the postures, but on moving together through the postures in a rhythmic flow.

Meditation is the essence of yoga.  In our meditation classes, we practice meditation from traditional seated postures.  Our meditation classes are held monthly, on the Saturday closest to the full moon.  These sessions contain philosophy, practice and instruction for people of all levels of experience.  Led by Gerry Weiner, a senior meditation instructor and seasoned scholar of Tibetan contemplative traditions.

Courses

Our courses are designed to expose the essence and flow of the practice, while teaching the subtle techniques that make the practice vibrant. When you embody what you learn in our courses, you will practice more intelligently, more safely, and with refined awareness of the internal forms.  To check on upcoming courses, visit our workshops page.

This course is for absolute beginners.  It offers gentle instruction in the fundamental practices of mindful breathing, supported movement and balanced postural form.  Anyone who is interested in yoga can take this course.

Intro to Mysore is an excellent way to begin Mysore practice at the Yoga Workshop.  This course covers the fundamental breath and movement patterns of the Ashtanga system, while introducing the subtle techniques of bandha and mudra that bring the practice alive.  Those who take the course are encouraged to start practicing Mysore concurrently, and registration includes an unlimited Mysore pass for the duration of the course.

The Primary Series is called “Yoga Chikitsa” or yoga therapy.  It is designed to stimulate apana, the downward moving force in the body and mind that is responsible for dissolution and release.  In this course, we look closely at the energetics and mechanics of this remarkable series, and we learn to unlock its full potential.  We cover every posture, breath and movement pattern of the series, with special attention to alignment and flow.  This course is appropriate for people who are still learning the sequencing, as well as for people who are refining their practice of this foundation series.

The Second Series, Nadi Shodana, awakens the internal breath, by teaching us to balance openness and stability. In this course, we study the flow of the internal breath across the complete arc of the Second Series. We explore the details of postural alignment while learning modifications and strategies for working with difficult postures.  The course is appropriate for anyone who has started the Second Series formally in the Mysore setting.

Further Study

At the Yoga Workshop, we offer many opportunities for further study, beyond our regularly scheduled classes.  These include special and advanced courses, practice intensives, workshops and retreats in inspiring locations.  Mary and Richard, our founders, mentors and senior teachers, offer regular intensives at the Yoga Workshop as well.  For more information, visit our workshops page.

Schedule

Moon Days 2017

In keeping with tradition, we do not hold Mysore classes during new and full moons.  Other classes are held as scheduled.

12 | Thursday | Full

27 | Friday | New

10 | Friday | Full

26 | Sunday | New

12 | Sunday | Full

27 | Monday | New

11 | Tuesday  | Full

26 | Wednesday | New

10 | Wednesday | Full

25 | Thursday | New

9 | Friday | Full

23 | Sunday | New

8 | Full | Saturday

23 | New | Sunday

7 | Monday | Full

21 | Sunday | New

6 | Wednesday | Full

19 | Thursday | New

5 | Thursday | Full

19 | Thursday | New

3 | Friday | Full

18 | Saturday | New

3 | Sunday | Full

18 | Monday | New

Drop In

$20

Student

$10

5 Class Pass

$80

10 Class Pass

$130

20 Class Pass

$220

1 Month Unlimited

$200

Autopay Unlimited

$180monthly
  • 3 month minimum