Looking for personal attention in a class without the cost of a private session?
Increased concentration and focus through a deep internal practice?
A moving meditation, that you can practice at home in your own time?
The opportunity to work on those areas that you require and not at the pace of the group?
Mysore is the traditional way of learning Ashtanga yoga, named after the city in India where Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, who popularised Ashtanga yoga lived.
As opposed to a counted class where the teacher guides all of the students through the same postures at the same time; in a Mysore class each student does their own Ashtanga self practice at their own pace, under the watchful eye of an experienced teacher.
The style lends itself well to all levels of practitioners from beginners through to experienced. As each individual practices their own portion of the Ashtanga yoga system the teacher is able to provide one-to-one assistance as required, whilst the students still benefit from the energy of the group. As students gain strength and flexibility additional poses may be added to their sequence.
Mysore classes are provided by Claire Berghorst of Just Love Yoga. Claire is a senior Ashtanga yoga teacher, one of John Scotts few 500hr teachers, and an advanced B practioner. Claire freely shares her own challenges as well as those useful little tips that she has picked up along her journey.
Tuesday 6:30 - 8:30am
(Find us upstairs in the smaller hall)
Saturday 7:30 - 9:30am
(Find us downstairs in the larger hall)
£15 for a drop-in, or £125 for a 10 class card which is valid for 3 months.
Class passes may be purchased with cash / cheque on the day, or online transfer.
(You won't lose out if I am away, as I will always add the extra weeks back onto your class card).
Just Love Yoga offers beginners workshops which are an ideal place to start. We teach you the fundamental positions, the importance of breath, bandhas and drishti (looking place). If you are brand new to practicing in the Mysore room, or you are coming from counted classes this is a great place to start. You will leave feeling confident and hopefully really excited to start this rewarding journey.
Alternatively you can book an initial private session with Claire.
We have also created an app on the Google Play store to assist you with learning the sequence & count.
Chobham Community Centre, Macmahon Close, Chobham, Woking GU24 8NG
'As someone who is quite new to yoga, completely new to Ashtanga and working with an injury, I've found Claire's Mysore classes to be enormously beneficial. The classes give me the opportunity to learn at my own pace, in a structured way, with supportive one-on-one help available when I need it. Claire has provided me with so many excellent tips and modifications that have helped me to challenge myself and progress safely. The classes are a great learning experience and I'd highly recommend them to anyone (regardless of experience) who wants to benefit from Claire's knowledge and insight to develop their practice.' - Vicki
'Mysore is great for deepening your practice and under Claire's expert guidance I have got further into poses than ever before.
The benefits of self practice and being taught all in one session contribute to feeling on cloud 9 for the rest of the day!' - Holly.
'Mysore is the perfect combination of private class in a group setting!' - Colleen
'Although a little daunting at first, your morning Mysore session has been such a fantastic extension to my weekly practice, since starting I feel like I have really taken ownership of my yoga practice, under your expert guidance the class has given me the confidence and tools to develop further and utilise this both in the led classes and my own home practice. I look forward to them every week and feel amazing for the rest of the day and weekend!!!' - Andy.
'I enjoy practising at my own pace and I get fantastic adjustments' - Chris
'I find the morning mysore class extremely beneficial as it combines the best of both worlds: a practice at your own pace like being at home with the energy of practicing in a group and having Claire adjusting you and giving you that *spot on tip that makes everything suddenly so clear*! I also find myself much more focused during a mysore' - Marica