Mysore Ashtanga & Vipassana
Develop a self-practice
Learn through the classical method of learning yoga. Learn to create a safe self-practice. Understand techniques to achieve asanas.
Experience the intensity of Ashtanga
Learn yoga the classical way. In a 1:1 teacher : student environment. Test your intention and intensity every day.
Learn Vipassana (Mindfulness). Kriyas
Learn to practice mindfulness in its original form. Learn traditional Hatha techniques (Nethi, Kapalabhathi etc)
Class Structure and Schedule
Students need to seek prior permission to attend
Morning Batch: 6am / Evening Batch: 6:30pm
Tuesday to Friday
Mornings: 5:30am to 8:30am / Evenings: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Mysore Classes are designed to allow students to walk-in at anytime in the period mentioned above
Morning class only. 5:45am
How do I join? Take a trial class first!
Trials are a must to qualify to join. Walk-in for a trial. Times below:
@ Tue to Fri – 6:00am to 8:00am
@ Tue to Thu – 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Instructor Led (Counting Class)
The teacher leads an intense asana class in traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa teaching methodology (KPJAYI, Mysore style). The goal of this class will be to bring all students into a common breathing and counting platform and synchronize students with each other and the teacher. This class is particularly helpful is setting up a strong self practice. Students attending led classes regularly can quickly create an effective personal practice that can be performed even without supervision.
Morning Class: Full Primary: Asanas will be the entire primary series as set by KPJAYI, Mysore. The session will last about 80-85 minutes including Shavasana.
Evening Class: Primary Select. Asana selection will bepart of the primary series, as set by the KPJAYI. The led session will last the full hour including a few minutes of Shavasana.
Mysore Style. Self-paced. 1:1
Traditional Mysore-Style self-paced classes are facilitated four days in the week under the direct supervision and guidance of the teacher. Each student will have ample opportunity to explore their practice and work with the teacher to create a routine that best suits their body-mind system and their work routines. In keeping with traditional style, all asanas are taught 1:1 to each student as they assimilate the teaching they receive and make progress. These classes provide opportunity for students explore asanas with the teacher demonstrating and working with students interactively. The teacher uses this opportunity to explain the nuances of alignment and techniques that can be used to experience the asana in a deeper way so as to appreciate the full range of the asana. For students who cannot practice certain asanas either due to their current preference or condition, modifications will be taught so students can continue to benefit from the practice.
Note: Saturday class specifics may change. The following is the general structure of the class. There are variants introduced often to enable students learn different aspects of yoga and the practice.
5:45 am to 6:00 am: Jala Nethi practice
6:00 am to 6:15 am: Pranayama techniques
6:15am to 7:15am: Vipassana hour, or shorter Aana Paana Meditation with Yoga Philosophy. QnA.
Pranayama: Pranayama, always practiced after a fairly intense asana session, is taught and practice in group on Saturdays. However, students are actively encouraged to include the practice as part of their everyday practice in class. Pranayama itself can have a powerful impact on the body-mind system as prana is the connecting force between the autonomous (involuntary) systems and the voluntary systems of the body. Controlling, directing and guiding prana (prana’s closest translation seems to be ‘life force’ in English) can bring significant changes to the life of a practitioner and working with prana can help change the flow of life through its impact on the thought process.
Pratyahara Techniques: Pratyahara techniques involving withdrawing senses from the external world and allowing them to turn inward are explained and students are encouraged to follow them. Fasting, being in silence and other techniques are explained and questions answered in an attempt to help students develop deeper relationships with their senses and loosen the ties of their senses with the external world.
Dharana Techniques: Dharana techniques are about concentration and traditional techniques like trataka and kaya sthairya, along with other techniques to help increase single-pointedness of the mind are taught and practiced.
Kriyas: Kriyas are techniques of Hatha Yoga that have been designed to cleanse and rejuvenate the human body-mind system. There are six generally followed Kriya techniques and of them, Kapalabhathi, Jala Nethi and Jala Dhauthi are taught in class.
Theory: Gowrisha shares concepts, techniques and experiences of yoga in ways that can be applied in students’ lives. Practical adaptations of traditional knowledge of Ayurveda (Prakriti – Vata, Pittha, Kapha concepts), Chakras (the 7 prominent Chakras of the body), Ashtanga Yoga of Patanjali and related topics are shared in an easy setting allowing students to imbibe and implement these in their lives.
Morning Batch: Rs. 2500 per month
Evening Batch: Rs. 2000 per month
Note: Fee for students (upto and including Bachelors or under-21): Rs. 1500 per month (for morning and evening batches)
Note: Fee is the same for all students of Samyama, irrespective of nationality
There are no discount packages for long term enrollments. In fact, there is no long term enrollment process. Students attend classes and pay for the month they attend. Students are encouraged to avail the drop in classes facility if they intend to attend just a few days in particular month or are traveling to Bangalore and want to attend a few Ashtanga classes
Fee Transfer Information
Students are requested to pay their fee by the 5th of the month.
Fee can be paid through a PayTM transfer, online bank transfer or by cash in person.
Details of payTM and bank transfer information listed below
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Online Transfer Bank Details
State Bank of India
IFSC: SBIN0041029 (NR Colony Branch)
Name: Samyama Academy of Yoga