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Intro to Mysore-Style Ashtanga Yoga

This class is taught by:

Veronica Cruz

Owner of Downtown Yoga Shala, Veronica took a leap of faith when she left a successful Silicon Valley high-tech career in 2008 to pursue a higher calling. Living in Kathmandu, Nepal in her youth opened her mind and heart to yoga philosophy and eastern spirituality. Years later she pursued yoga again, as a complement to her marathon and triathlon training, which intensified her love for the practice of yoga in all its dimensions - physical, emotional, mental, spiritual. Veronica is a certified yoga instructor, having completed Teacher Certifications in Ashtanga Vinyasa from Larry Shultz, Power Vinyasa from Baron Baptiste and Ashtanga Teacher Certifications from Tim Miller and David Swensen. As an Ashtanga practitioner, she has gratefully studied over the years with many certified teachers in the Ashtanga lineage while also continuing to study with Sharath Jois in Mysore, India when possible. She continually draws inspiration from the deep tradition of yoga, and derives profound personal growth in being a lifelong, humble student and dedicated practitioner on and off the mat. A local San Jose resident for many years, Veronica aspires to create a welcoming environment that will bring the many benefits of yoga to the corporate high-tech and multi-sport athletic communities of Silicon Valley. Veronica infuses her classes with warmth and sincerity, kindness and compassion. She gently encourages a mindful practice through deeper breath body awareness, while honoring the inner teacher that resides within each of us.
Every Monday in September 7:30-8:30am, 4 sessions. FREE Month of Mysore classes for included. Pre-registration required. $40 (all sessions + 1 Month of Mysore classes)
Curious about what goes on in the mornings in our Mysore Room? Have you been wanting to try it, but unsure of what to do, and how to start? Mysore is considered by many to be the most effective and gratifying ways to learn and develop one’s personal yoga practice and sustain it over the long term.

Join us for this workshop, designed to familiarize yourself about what to expect, and how to prepare yourself for morning Mysore style Ashtanga yoga.

We will briefly explore the background, lineage and history of this very empowering traditional practice. We will walk through the poses and sequence of the Primary Series and see how one can gradually progress through the entire sequence with a regular daily practice. WORKSHOP FEE INCLUDES 1 MONTH OF DAILY MYSORE PRACTICE AT OUR STUDIO to help ease yourself into the practice and directly experience its benefits first-hand. At least 2-3x/week Mysore classes recommended.

After this workshop, you will know the basic etiquette and guidelines for practicing at any Mysore class anywhere it is offered, regardless of your level of experience.

It is truly a beautiful practice. Come join our growing Ashtanga community, and experience how empowering and transformative your own personal practice can become, on your mat and as it flows into your daily lives.
WORKSHOP FEE: $40 for 4 sessions, includes 1 MONTH FREE Mysore classes, pre-registration required.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Sep 25 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Veronica Cruz