Morning Mysore Self-Practice


Morning Mysore Self-Practice

Our early morning Mysore classes are open to all yogis and aspiring yogis

What is Mysore?

Mysore is a style of yoga class in which students come and practise in their own time. The teacher is able to work individually with students, in a group setting, to help tailor a practice unique to them. Students are guided through a sequence of yoga poses, one posture at a time, receiving both verbal instructions and hands-on adjustments. In the Mysore classes here at Love Yoga, both Ashtanga and Hatha sequences are taught and practised.

• Mysore classes are not 2-hr yoga classes. Most students do not need any more than 90-minutes to complete their practice, and for beginners it is often just 60-minutes

You may arrive at any time during the class. Please enter quietly, roll out your mat and begin your practice.

The opening chant will be at 7.15am Monday- Friday and at 8.15am on Sunday.

You do not need to stay until the scheduled end of the class. Once you have finished your practice you can go. Please leave the room quietly.

Yoga mats are available, but for regular daily practice consider buying your own.

Listen to your body; practice in accordance with your energy level each day. Don’t feel you have to do a ‘full’ practice each day; if energy levels are low then you can do a shorter practice

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays:
6am to 8.30am (doors are open at 5.45am)

7am to 9.30am (doors are open at 6.45am)

Beginner Sessions:
First Saturday of every month 7.30am to 9am

Beginner Sessions
These sessions run on the first Saturday of every month and are an introduction to the self practice style of yoga known as Mysore style. It is aimed at students new to yoga or those who have not practiced this way before. By the end, everyone will have a short personalised sequence, and a solid idea of how to practice this in the Mysore style.

• Notify the teacher if you have any injuries or if you are pregnant
• You can bring your own mat or borrow one from the studio
• Wear comfortable clothing
• Try not to eat or drink at least two hours before the workshop- save the nice breakfast for afterwards! 🙂

Beginner Session/ Drop in: £10 (£6 for students)

One Month Pass
2 days/week £45 (£5.60/class)
4 days/week £75 (£4.70/class)

Six Month Pass
2 days/week £225 (1 month free)
4 days/week £375 (1 month free)

Why is it called Mysore?
This self-practice style of yoga originates from Mysore in India hence the name “Mysore style”.

What will I learn?
Students come to Mysore and are taught practical key elements of yoga: how to breathe correctly, how to align themselves safely and effectively in yoga postures and how to concentrate and build meditative awareness. Sequences taught are: the Beginners series, the Preparatory Sequence, the Foundation Sequence, the Ashtanga Primary and Intermediate Series and the Moon Sequence.

Why practice Mysore-style?
Mysore-style is the traditional way to learn. Each asana is taught one at a time during Mysore practice so students learn at their own pace. Students work on a set series of yoga asanas each time they approach their yoga mat, and this routine develops flexibility and strength along with confidence. With time meditation begins – as the movements become familiar practitioners think less and breathe and feel more.

Morning Mysore at Love Yoga
Morning Mysore provides a consistent daily morning class time. This helps create a healthy pattern of waking up and going to yoga. Yoga becomes a part of students’ lives. Injuries often occur when we try to do a strong practice on a random basis, so a daily Mysore practice supports gradual and consistent progress.

How often should I practice?
We recommend beginning students begin with 2-3 days a week building up to 4-6 days a week over time.

Mysore Class Etiquette

• If you have any health issues, medical conditions or are pregnant please let the teacher know before class.

• Building heat (Tapas) is a key part of the practice and drinking water cools the body. Therefore avoid drinking during your practice but be sure to rehydrate after class.

• If possible, try to avoid eating heavily, if at all, before practice.

• Saucha (cleanliness) is an important aspect of Ashtanga yoga; shower before class, clean your mat regularly, wear clean clothes and bring a towel if needed.

• Please switch mobile phones to silent mode.

• Enter quietly and try not to talk or cause disruption to others during class. You can get the attention of the teacher by sitting or standing at the top of your mat with arms crossed.

• A notebook can be useful for writing down guidance/advice from the teacher

• A rule of thumb: 10% of your practice should be spent in Savasana. It is a very important posture so please allow enough time- don’t rush it!

• Finally, the Mysore room is a supportive and safe environment. Be allowing and accepting of any feelings or emotions that may arise during class, whatever they may be.

If you have any questions about the Mysore classes please contact Charlie: