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Hello everyone!

And welcome to the new students we’ve had in Mysore class over the past few months. It’s been wonderful to have all of your energy in the room! Please let me know if there’s anything I can do to support you and your practice (that goes for everyone else, too).Let’s get to it.

Moon Days in September
Monday September 8 (full) and Tuesday September 23 (new). No Mysore class on these days. Check this out if you’d like an explanation.Workshops
I’m teaching two workshops this fall.

If you are new to Mysore-style Ashtanga (and “new” means you’ve been doing it for less than a year, or you haven’t started yet), or you’d like a refresher on some aspects of the practice, this first one’s for you. Intro to Mysore on Sunday September 14 will cover breathing techniques, bandhas, dristi, posture and alignment, the opening and closing chants, fitting the practice into your life, and anything else that you may have questions about. This is only two weeks away, so register now and pass the info on to anyone in your life who may be curious!

The second workshop this fall, Examining the Yoga Sutras, is for anyone, no experience required. We’ll be looking at the text of the Sutras (especially Book 2, which is the portion on Practice) as a step-by-step guide for yoga practice. (There’s some interesting esoteric stuff in there too, and we’ll take a look at that as well.) You’ll chant a little, learn a little Sanskrit, and come away with tools you can utilize on and off the mat. Sunday October 12.

Register for both workshops here.

Labor Day
Practice as usual! Doors open at 6.

Thanks for reading! See you soon.

Ellie

“The sadhaka should remember that yama and niyama [outlined in Book 2 of the Yoga Sutras] are the two essential steps before asana and pranayama, and the practice of asana and pranayama without these two prerequisites becomes merely a physical exercise and not a psychosomatic subject. Without ethical discipline practice becomes meaningless, according to Yoga texts. Yama-niyama and asana-pranayama are like a railway track, running parallel.”

-Geeta Iyengar, in “Yoga: A Gem for Women

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