Aṣṭāṅga Mysore

About The Aṣṭāṅga Mysore Self-Practice

The self-practice method (also called Mysore style) is the traditional way to learn the practice of Ashtanga yoga. It allows you to unfold through the Ashtanga serie, at your rhythm. This is the opportunity to gain independence and confidence in your practice, tailored to your needs and your body. The Ashtanga Primary Serie is a set sequence that has been built to strengthen and stretch the whole body; from standing postures to seated ones, you will learn the sequence posture by posture.

Beyond the postures and movements that you will learn and hone, the Ashtanga sequence is offering so much more than a “workout”. This is an opportunity to tune in with yourself, and create a space to breath and “be with” whatever you need to face or to release. Your Ashtanga practice becomes a lifestyle, enabling you to build courage, endurance and resilience – Not only physically, but above all, mentally and emotionnally, always with heart, with softness and with kindness.

• Open to All Levels (If it is your first time with us for this class, please send us an email at  namaste@little-bali.com before booking)
• Assisted in french and english
• Entry between 7.15 am and 7.30 am, no entry before 7.15 am or later than 7.30 am (doors are closed).
• Your practice length depends on where you are at in your Ashtanga practice (45 min for the beginners up to 1h30 for the complete sequence).
• The Mysore practice closes at 9 am, so kindly make sure to start the closing sequence at 8.30 am at the latest. 
• Make sure to offer yourself the gift of a 5-minute long (minimum) final resting pose.
• Please let us know of any injury so we can support you in your practice while respecting your needs.

The Experience

In a Mysore room, each practitioner is journeying through the same sequence at his.er own pace, while being fully supported by the collective energy and the kind guidance of the teacher creating a safe space for all. Practicing Ashtanga in a Mysore setting is like having a private class with your teacher while moving through your sequence along with other practitioners. It’s a place of self-discovery through self-practice, giving yourself a chance, each time you show up on your mat, to create a practice on your terms, based on the wonderful teaching of the Ashtanga Vinyasa System. 

What You Can Expect

You will be learning the sequence of the Ashtanga Primary Serie (with the help and support of your teacher), and you’ll be guided to build a practice that goes beyond Asanas (physical postures). Following our Tristhana, we will develop a practice based on our 3 points of attention: posture, breath, and focus. Building a solid multi-dimensional practice, we are finding lightness from a place of groundedness. You will leave the room feeling centered and every time a bit more established into a lifelong practice.

Meet Haïfaâ

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Founder of Little Bali Brussels, Haïfaâ is a qualified teacher and practitioner who has evolved through the traditional practice of Ashtanga, following the Lineage of K. Pattabhi Jois. With more than 1,500 teaching hours under her belt, she is committed to keeping the integrity of the practice intact while ensuring that the integrity of the body is honored and respected.

With a decade of practice and self-inquiry, Haïfaâ has completed her Yoga Alliance Teacher Training in India where she specialized in Ashtanga and Vinyasa. She immersed herself in a Meditation Course as well, while committing to continuous education in applied Yoga Anatomy. 

Haifaa has the privilege to keep learning under the guidance of the highly respected teachers Manju Jois and David Swenson, through their dedicated Ashtanga Teacher Trainings.

She has also deepened her knowledge of the Ashtanga system under the guidance of internationally renowned teachers; Peter Sanson, Ty Landrum, and John Scott.

Your body is your story, and her wish is for you to embrace it fully. With her guidance through this practice, her intention for you is to find a sense of belonging, finding home again in your own body and mind. With her sharp eye and loving adjustments (Hands-on or Hands-off), Haïfaâ will bring all of her attention to support you through this journey.