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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 students are taught individually, one-to-one, in a friendly, focused and supportive group setting, each progressing at their own pace and according to their own unique circumstances. Among many benefits, this frees the teacher to move around the class and assist each student when necessary, without the need to maintain the pace and rhythm of a guided group class.

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 should arrive in time to complete their practice and 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 or attend an Introductory Course before any study commences.

Introductory Courses

Learn the basics of a personal, life-long practice, in a short course which provides a smooth transition into our daily morning class!

Geoff and team will introduce the fundamental techniques of the Ashtanga method, then combine them into the first steps of the formal practice. By way of repetition and memorization, learning at their own pace with hands-on assistance, students will gain the confidence and skills to sprout the seed of practice in their lives and nurture its future growth. 

Suitable for All Levels: Beginner and Beyond.

Tuesdays in Spring/Summer 2017: May 23, June 6, June 20, July 4, July 18.

Fees: $65 (includes two follow-up sessions in Mysore BC's daily program, Thursday and Friday morning of the same week.)

Contact us for more details.

 

Class Fees

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

$180 per month/  $20 One-time Drop-in/ $90 5-class Pass, (Valid 60 days)

A 15% Discount Applies For Seniors and F/T Students with Valid ID.

Commitment Discounts: $320 / 2 Months ; $420 / 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.

Please keep phones silenced or off. There is a clock on the window.

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 or attend an Introductory Course before any study commences.

All students with an established practice are expected to arrive at such a time as allows them to complete practice and rest before the class session ends.

If you have a fever, stay home and 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. Grounding, restorative asana forms can be recommended if preferred. 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.