Beginners Program

This class is designed for students interested in learning the traditional method of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Intro to Mysore class is suitable for the absolute beginner, those making the transition from other Yoga disciplines, or more experienced practitioners willing to go back to the basics to shift practice habits and patterns. Instruction will be given during the on-going daily Mysore classes to which you are being introduced.

This four-week course (3 times per week minimum, 5-6 times per week is a daily practice and is highly encouraged) will cover the basic principles and foundations of Ashtanga Yoga as it was taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. You are guided step by step in a clear and concise manner, building on the previous teachings each week to encourage you to develop a safe and fulfilling practice. Commit to one time (3 times per week minimum, 5-6 times per week is a daily practice and is highly encouraged) which you can attend consistently, see schedule Enrollment is open and students may start anytime during the month.

New Students

New students observe a class before enrolling in the program and may begin on any day during the month. To observe, arrive any day M-TH at 7:30 am. You will read a short handout explaining the practice/teaching methodology , and observe the class for at least 15 minutes. Any further questions you have will be answered. New students begin with an asana practice that lasts between 15 to 45 minutes, and will gradually increase in duration as you develop. You will not be expected to know any of the sequence as a beginner, on the contrary,  the less you know the better! New students must pre-register for one full month. 

New students are welcome to observe a class anytime, OR contact Vance to find out how to begin a personal practice.

E mail: vance@ashtangayogaberkeley.com

Phone: 510.301.6747