about mysore style

Welcome to Ashtanga Yoga Shala Mysore Vienna
– teaching authentic Ashtanga Yoga in its
traditional form called “Mysore Style”

Our Mysore Program is a warm invitation to
develop a regular yoga practice, tailored to your
individual needs.

It is a place for concentration, contemplation and

Mysore is the name of the city in South India
where the practice of Ashtanga Yoga originates
from. Now in Ashtanga yoga schools around the
world, “Mysore-style” refers to a class that aims to
stay true to the method of teaching found at the
Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India.

Ashtanga yoga is a transformative practice and if
practiced regularly, has the potential to bring
about big changes in your life, physically and

Practicing Ashtanga “Mysore-style” is one of
those things that really has to be experienced first
hand to be truly understood – but there are some
general points for what to expect in a Mysore
class : 

* The room is silent except for the sound of

* Students of all levels practice together, from
complete beginners to more advanced.

* Right from the beginning, the teacher works with
each student individually. This way students can
progress at a pace that is suitable to their own
level of strength, flexibility, and stamina.

* Students learn and memorise, breath-by-breath,
a set series of postures that are practiced daily.
New postures are added slowly when the student
is ready.

* The teacher will assist the students through
either verbal instruction or hands-on adjustments
as necessary.

* Students can come at any time during the
scheduled time, depending on how long they
need for their own practice. Initially, practice will
take around 30 minutes and will be steadily
extended over time.

If you have more questions than these points can
answer and you are curious to know more, then
you are very welcome to watch a Mysore class.
Just make an appointment with Barbara.