Introduction to Yoga Assisted Practice

with Laura Gonzalez

18.00 – 20.00

£25/£23 Arlington members, concessions. Booking required.

Assisted practice (also known as Mysore style) is the traditional way of learning Ashtanga yoga and, for many people, it is a very effective method. But it can be very daunting too, as practitioners work in silence and in their own time and and at their own pace and breath, rater than in unison under the instruction of a teacher.  In assisted practice, each student gets one to one specific instruction to meet their needs.

In this workshop, Laura will introduce you to the method, learn the key postures in the Primary Series. By the end of this workshop you will feel comfortable and confident to attend regular drop in Mysore classes anywhere in the world as they all practice the same sequence!

Laura will also go through what happens in the Mysore room, explain why it works and will show you how to remember a basic sequence so you can join a self-practice class and deepen your understanding of the postures. If you are new to Ashtanga yoga, there are significant benefits to practising the same sequence of postures: you will become very strong, gain flexibility, range of movement and stamina. You will be able to monitor your breath, once the practice becomes familiar (and it will) attain a state of meditation with the movement. You will also be able to practice at home when you want to.

This workshop is for you if you have attended a few led classes and want to join a Mysore class (you should!), practice something other than Ashtanga yoga and would like to be introduced to this method, or have not practiced for a while and want to refresh your memory of the sequence. Complete beginners are also welcome. After all, this is the way many students are introduced to yoga!