Most of our classes are conducted “Mysore-style” — students do their own practice with one-on-one assistance from the teacher. This traditional teaching method is appropriate for students of all levels, including beginners. Mysore-style class times are:
- Sunday: 8–10am
- Mon-Thur: 6–10am
- On Mon–Thur there is a break from 7:45-8:00am when the teacher is present but not actively teaching; at 9:45am instruction ends and students may finish closing asanas and take rest.
Led Primary Practice
On Fridays and on the first Sunday of the month, class is led, or “counted” in Sanskrit. It is highly recommended that students attend led class every Friday. Led class times are:
- Friday (1st practice): 6–7:30am (full primary series)
- Friday (2nd practice): 7:30-8:30am (half primary series)
- 1st Sunday of the Month: 8-9:30am (full primary series)
Please arrive a few minutes early so as to be ready when class starts.
When the school is closed on a Friday due to a moon day or holiday, led Primary series is offered in lieu of Mysore-style practice on the preceding practice day (usually Thursday) at its usual time.
According to Vedic tradition, moon days are not good days to learn or to teach – the influence of the moon is too strong or too weak to allow for the proper assimilation of knowledge. Thus in the Ashtanga yoga tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, yoga classes are not offered on the days of the new and full moon.
Moon days follow the Hindu calendar, according to which days are considered sunrise-to-sunrise and, additionally, may be more or less than 24 hours long as they are based not on the clock but on the relative positions of sun, earth and moon (thus new and full moon days may differ from those in other calendars).