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Mysore Style
The term "Mysore style" refers to the way Ashtanga Yoga was taught by Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Jois in the city of Mysore, India. In Mysore style class, each student is taught individually. In other words, he or she is given a one-on-one lesson within a group setting. This method of teaching is appropriate for both experienced practitioners and those new to yoga. Students are encouraged to practice daily and make a monthly commitment in order to memorize the traditional sequence and develop a personal practice.

Students may begin practicing any time after the posted start time provided they finish by the end of class. New students attending Mysore class should allow 30 to 45 minutes for practice. As strength and stamina build more of the sequence will be taught and one’s practice will gradually lengthen.

Guided Full Primary Class
In this 90-minute class, students will be guided through the entire Ashtanga primary series, including sun salutations, standing postures, seated postures, backbends, inversions, and finishing postures. Because the class will be led in the traditional Sanskrit count with fewer verbal instructions than our other classes, it is best suited for students with some Ashtanga experience.

Guided Half Primary Class
Students are taken through the first half of the Ashtanga primary series as a group. This includes sun salutations, standing postures, some seated postures, backbends, and finishing postures. Although all are welcome, the guided class is most appropriate for students with some yoga experience.

Guided Quarter Primary Class
A shorter slower paced class. Students are taken through part of the Ashtanga primary series as a group. This includes sun salutations, standing postures, some seated postures, backbends, and basic finishing postures. This class is appropriate for all levels.

Guided Beginner Class
A slower paced class covering the fundamental postures and techniques of Ashtanga Yoga. This course is recommended to those who are new to yoga or new to the Ashtanga yoga method.

Intro Ashtanga Class
3 week session
Mondays at 7:00pm-8:00pm
August 5th - August 19th
Fee: $48 for 3 classes

The intro class is designed for students with little or no yoga experience. This course introduces Ashtanga yoga in a slow, safe and comprehensive manner. The focus of the course is the development of a self practice. Students will learn the order and sequencing of the basic postures and how to focus on breath and movement. The series is progressive, layering one class on top of the next. At the end of the series, students will be prepared with the skills and knowledge to attend any class at Woodley Park Yoga.

Space is limited.

Register for series:

Kino MacGregor Workshop - July 13th & 14th

Kino MacGregor Ashtanga Workshop

All Kino Workshop sessions will be held at:
Edmund Burke School
4101 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington DC 20008

Register for the full weekend: $195

Saturday July 13, 10:00am - 12:00pm: Fundamentals of Yoga
Dive into a detailed exploration of the yoga method based on the foundational principles of the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series practice. Kino breaks down key principles and poses in a perfect mix of theory and application. Perfect for all levels. New students will find a warm welcome to this ancient tradition and old students will leave with a fresh look at the lineage and practice.

Register for the individual session: $60

Saturday July 13, 1:00pm - 3:00pm: Hip to Be Square: Love, Accept and Open Your Hips
Accessing the deep release and openness of hip rotation requires a unique combination of anatomical knowledge and inner peace. The right information and, more importantly, the right frame of mind is needed to access the deep muscles within the pelvis, to relax and release your hips. Learn how to create a safe space of patience, kindness and tolerance in the deepest regions of the pelvis and watch your hips.

Register for the individual session: $60

Saturday July 13, 3:00pm - 4:00pm: The God Talk (free)
Perhaps you came to the practice of yoga seeking answers to some of life’s deepest questions, searching for a pathway to the Divine out of disillusionment with organized religion. Or you may have found a sense of the sacred in the yoga practice. Either way, you are a spiritual seeker on a quest for Truth. Join this seminar to discuss the concept of God and devotion to God from the yoga paradigm. Hear Kino’s personal, direct and revelatory experience of the Divine and how that has shaped her journey in the spirit. End with a meditation and an open heart.


Sunday, July 14, 10:00am - 12:00pm: Full Primary Series
Surrender to the traditional Ashtanga Yoga method with careful emphasis on the traditional vinyasa method and have fun along the journey. Experience the integrity and purity of the Ashtanga Yoga practice and be prepared to sweat.

Register for the individual session: $60

Sunday, July 14, 1:00pm - 3:00pm: True Strength
Join this session to tap into your natural strength and transform your practice. Kino will share the tips and techniques she uses to develop and build the strength needed for powerful yoga poses and transitions. Explore everything from lift-ups to inversions and arm balances from a radically new perspective, and leave with real tools to apply in your practice and in your life. Appropriate for all levels.

Register for the individual session: $60

Please email elsie@woodleyparkyoga.com if you have questions. The workshop fee is not refundable.




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2625 Connecticut Ave, NW   
Washington, DC 20008   


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