EARLY BIRDS: MYSORE PROGRAM

During the months of February to June 2014 we are hosting a special early morning yoga program: the Mysore Program.

To our good luck, winds have brought to this city Sandor Temlock -a devoted and experienced yoga teacher with a particular ability to teach awareness through detailed, complete asana instruction and the cultivation of an open mind that moves a bit aside from dogmatic techniques -. If you are an early bird or the only time you can come to yoga is before going to work, this is for you.

IMG_2732What is Mysore?

Ashtanga Vinyasa is a classical yoga style that migrated west from the small village of Mysore in South India.
To practice “Mysore style” is to practice in silence. Normally only the sound of profound breathing can be heard in the room. To achieve this each student must work to memorise the asana sequence. Sanskrit names of the postures and the specific flow of movement between postures (“vinyasa”) are all committed to memory.
Later, with practice a sort of group meditation in motion unfolds. The teacher works with each student on a one-to-one basis, demonstrating, providing physical hands-on adjustments and occasional verbal cues.
Dedication is the key. The Mysore practice begins before sunrise and is practiced 5-6 days per week (excluding Saturdays, full moon, and new moon days).

How does it work?

The studio will be available for you to come and practice from 6:45-9:00. This means that you can start as early as 6:45, but if you can only come at 7:30 is also possible to join the course. Some people need 60 min to practice, some 90, some 120. B.Yoga memberships are now valid to join the Mysore classes.

About Sándor Temlock

IMG_2733Sándor is a gentle, compassionate being who has dedicated his life to the study and teaching of yoga. He began training in the style of BKS Iyengar in March of 1997 and in 1999 he learned the Primary Series of Ashtanga. From 2001-2004 he studied vinyasa in the Jivamukti Yoga School of New York City. In 2001 Sándor also began an in-depth study of Advaita Vedanta philosophy in the tradition of the Navnath Sampradaya. In the summer of 2005 he obtained teacher certification from the Om Yoga Center in New York City. After an 8-year journey studying and teaching in India, Asia, Europe and the USA, Sándor now offers yoga classes in Basel, Switzerland. A word of thanks for the support of my loving wife, family, and my teachers.