Based on the classical teachings of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, the Ashtanga system includes several increasingly difficult series of postures. In Mysore Style classes, each student will work individually on a series at their own pace, with a teacher coming for adjustments. In Led Ashtanga classes, students are guided as a group through the Primary Series.
In either practice style, postures are linked together in a fast paced flow or ‘vinyasa’, which helps develop a purifying sweat and even, deep breathing. A particularly athletic and demanding style, Ashtanga is great if you are looking to challenge your stamina, strength and flexibility.