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An Ashtanga Yoga school in East Vancouver

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

in the tradition of Shri K Pattabhi Jois

 

Mysore BC

Mysore BC is an Ashtanga Yoga school in East Vancouver, BC, rooted in the tradition of the late Shri K Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, South India.

We are located at Bridge & Enrich Lives Society ("BE"), a warm and welcoming sanctuary, which is home to individuals from various interest groups sharing a space with the common objective of enriching lives.

Phone:

(778) 891-9642

Email:

mysorebc@gmail.com

Location:

Bridge & Enrich Lives Society

718 East 20th Ave. at Fraser St.

Vancouver, B.C.

V5V 1N3

Hours:

M-F: 0600 - 0845

Ashtanga Yoga as taught at KPJAYI, Mysore

Shri K Pattabhi Jois’ Ashtanga Yoga practice is a method of self-purification, which combines specific techniques to bring about cleansing of the body, nervous system and mind. 

The method is designed as a daily practice and is taught individually to each student, at a pace which suits their unique station in life.

In a Mysore-style class, as offered at Mysore BC, students practice together, side by side, following the sequence of postures as they have been taught individually, and progress at their own pace. Among other benefits, this allows the teacher to freely to move about the room and assist each student when necessary, without the need to maintain the pace and rhythm of a guided group class.

2016 Sessions

We are on hiatus for Summer, while our home at BE gets a refresh. Create your own sacred space!

Fall Session (3 months) will commence Tuesday 6th September and complete on Friday 2nd December*

*Students are encouraged to start at the beginning of each session and complete each full month. However, rolling admissions will be accepted for the extended Fall Session. Pro-rated fees will be offered to allow for completion in December.

Classes

Mysore BC classes are held Monday to Friday, 0600 - 0845

Full and New Moon days are observed as rest days: no class scheduled.

Doors open 0545. Latest start time is 0815. We vacate the BE facility promptly at 0900.

Students are expected to arrive at such a time as allows them to complete the practice they have been taught so far, including a ten-minute rest, before the class session ends.

All New Students/Beginners are kindly requested to contact Geoff prior to visiting Mysore BC. Students without prior experience of the method will be invited to observe a practice session before any study commences.

Fees

Fees are due in full before instruction commences. We can only accept Cash, Cheque or E-transfer at this time.

$150 per (Lunar) Month/  $20 One-time Drop-in/ $90 5-class Pass, (Valid 60 days)

A 20% Discount Applies For Seniors and F/T Students with Valid ID.

Commitment Discounts: $270 / 2 Months ; $360 / 3 Months (When paid in full, in advance.)

Experienced students visiting from out of town please contact Geoff directly for fees.

 

Protocol

Please...

Familiarize yourself with all the information found at the hyperlinks in the sections above, especially regarding practice and method.

Settle all fees before commencing practice.

Arrive to practice hydrated, freshly-showered, scent-free, with clean clothes, mat and towel.

There are lockers for your valuables inside the room. Please keep phones there, silenced or off. There is a clock on the wall.

All New Students/Beginners are kindly requested to contact Geoff prior to visiting Mysore BC. Students without prior experience of the method will be invited to observe a practice session before any study commences.

All students with an established practice are expected to arrive at such a time as allows them to complete the practice they have been taught so far, including a ten-minute rest, before the class session ends.

If you have a fever, stay home and take rest. If contagious, stay home and practice what you can.

Ladies are advised to rest from vigorous vinyasa practice for the first three days of their menstrual cycle. Gentle, grounding, restorative asana forms can be recommended if complete rest is unacceptable. Please ask for more details.

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About Geoff Mackenzie

Geoff has been practicing Hatha Yoga techniques since 1998 and following the Ashtanga Yoga method daily since 2004. He is Authorized to teach the Primary and Intermediate Series of Ashtanga Yoga by his teacher, R. Sharath Jois. Geoff has been studying annually with Sharath and the Jois family since 2006, where he benefits from both the guidance of his teacher and the lateral transmission of his peers.