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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.
Monday, Nov 27th through Friday, Dec 1st 9-10:30am. (Also offered on Dec 4-8 and Dec 11-15).

1 Week Introduction. Monday and Friday 9-10:30am. Must attend 1-3 more Mysore classes the same week. $99 (includes FREE Month of Mysore classes). Pre-registration required. Please email info@downtownyogashala.com to confirm your start date.

Curious about the Ashtanga method and what goes on in the early mornings in our Mysore Room? Have you been wanting to try it, but unsure of what to do, and how to start? Mysore-style 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 give you an orientation and introduce you to the method of Mysore style Ashtanga yoga.  You will be introduced to the poses and sequence of Primary Series of Ashtanga yoga gradually and guided steadily over time, to enable you to progress at the appropriate pace and understand how to make it a part of your regular daily practice.
WORKSHOP FEE INCLUDES 1 MONTH OF DAILY MYSORE PRACTICE 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.  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.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Nov 27 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Veronica Cruz
  • Fri Dec 01 9:00 am - 10:30 am with Veronica Cruz