On Friday morning from 6.30am to 8.15am we run a guided class.
Guided classes are led from the front by the teacher.
In the Ashtanga tradition there are a prescribed number of breaths designated to each asana (posture) and a prescribed way to move from one asana to the next. As such, each breath in the practice can be counted in a very specific way. In a guided class the teacher calls out the names of the asanas and counts the breaths moving into, and out of, each one.
More instruction is given to the students wherever needed but the count is the most important part of a guided class. All the students move together through the practice.
The guided class is what most people would envisage if they were to think of a yoga class. Our guided class is not suitable for complete beginners.
Mysore Style classes are the traditional way to learn Ashtanga Yoga. Check out our frequently asked questions about Mysore Style.