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An Ashtanga Yoga School in East Vancouver

 

Teaching Students One-to-One in a Supportive Group Setting

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HEARTFELT GRATITUDE to everyone who participated in this endeavor. We are sending $14,000 to Odanadi Seva Trust in Mysore, India - thanks to YOU! This represents significant funding for ongoing operating costs at their Women's Home. www.odanadi.org

 

 

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Mysore BC

Mysore BC is an Ashtanga Yoga school in East Vancouver, BC, rooted in the teachings of the KPJAY Institute in Mysore, South India. We offer daily morning classes, teaching students one-to-one, in a friendly, focused and supportive group setting.

We are located at Bridge & Enrich Lives Society ("BE"), a warm and welcoming sanctuary, 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 - 0900

Ashtanga Yoga as taught at KPJAYI, Mysore

The Ashtanga Yoga practice is a method of self-purification, which combines specific postural, breathing and focusing techniques to clarify 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 situation in life.

In a "Mysore-style" class, students are taught one-to-one, in a friendly, focused and supportive group setting. Each student learns and memorizes the posture sequencing at their own pace, progressing gradually, according to their own unique circumstances, in a sustainable manner. Among many benefits, this way of sharing creates a calm and meditative class environment in which the teacher can move around freely and quietly assist each student when required.

Perhaps the greatest benefit of learning in this way is how, upon committing the practice to memory, the student is empowered to swiftly become independent of class and teacher should they choose to. Independent solo practice is highly recommended for all students; as are extended periods of study with a qualified teacher!

Classes

Mysore BC classes are held Monday to Thursday, 0600 - 0900; and Friday 0600 - 0745

Friday is a Guided/Led Primary Series Class from 0600-0745 (ask Geoff for more details)

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

Doors open 0545. Latest start time is 0800. 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 and attend an Introductory Course before any study commences.

Tuition Fees

Tuition Fees are due in full before instruction commences.

We gratefully accept Cash, Cheque or E-transfer at this time.

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

(Student/Seniors Rates: $155 per month / $15 Single Drop-in / $75 5-class pass (Valid 60 days)

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

 

Protocol

Please...

Commit to attending class at least 3 days per week.

Familiarize yourself with all the information found at these hyperlinks (also in the sections above): practice and method.

Settle tuition fees with the teacher before commencing practice.

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

Please keep phones silenced or off and out of the practice area. There is a clock. Photos and video are prohibited.

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 and attend an Introductory Course before any study commences.

Latest start time is 8.00AM. Students must be finished practice and commencing their rest by 8.45AM.

If you have a fever, stay home and rest! If contagious with a cold, etc.,, 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, but are of course free to do as they feel. 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 in Mysore with Sharath and the Jois family since 2006, where he benefits from both the guidance of his teacher and lateral transmission from his peers.