Different from other Victoria Yoga Studios
Grounded in tradition, with personalized modification, focused on personal growth.
Mysore style yoga is unique to Ashtanga. It's an "at-your-own pace" yoga practice, under the guidance of a highly experienced teacher. This traditional system of learning yoga provides the personal instruction you need to grow and improve where you need it most.
While we do offer Yin, Restorative, and many Ashtanga based led classes (Flow, Vinyasa, and Ashtanga basics for example), we focus on teaching Ashtanga Yoga in a Mysore setting.
Mysore is a style of class where students practice a set sequence of postures (asanas) at their own pace. A teacher engages with students throughout their practice in a 1-on-1 manner as required to help them progress. It's like having a private yoga instructor beside you at the exact moment you need them.
Beyond our unique class style, the second big difference between us and some other yoga studios, is found in how we approach the challenges you encounter in yoga.
We know that eventually, in Ashtanga, you will get stuck. There will be a posture that you just can't seem to get past.
Some traditional Ashtanga teaching would have you just keep practicing the full posture to the best of your ability until you can finally do it right, or may have you skip it all together.
At AYVic, we lean towards teaching you additional movements or expressions of the posture. This helps you work through trouble areas in a safe manner. HOwever, you won't be taught asanas that traditionally come later in the sequence until you can do the full posture. We believe working in this way provides safe opportunity for growth while maintaining challenge.