Sun 16 June | Special Class

Introduction to Mysore (Ashtanga Yoga) Self Practice

With Debby Jagers & Marilou van Hoek

Practice brings happiness to your whole being!

Are you interested in Mysore Style Ashtanga Self Practice, but have not yet made it to come along?
If the idea of Self Practice still feels unsure for you, this Introduction Mysore Workshop will prepare you for an easy entry into this Yoga Method that can transform your life.

For many people who are new to this style of practice and do not know the Ashtanga Series by memory, it may be a bit scary to come on Mysore Self Practice. No need to worry, Mysore is appropriate for beginners as well as students of all levels. The only requirement is a the willingness to learn.

Date & Time   Sundays 13.00-14.30 | 16 June with Marilou | 18 August with Debby

Location St. Janshovenstraat 1

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What is Mysore Practice?

Mysore is the method for learning the Ashtanga Self Practice that is developed in Mysore, India. In a Mysore class, each student has an individualized practice which is developed and overseen by the teacher. Postures are being performed by the students individually as they are mastered.

The student gradually builds a personal Self Practice. During Mysore, students of all levels practice at their own pace and the teacher is available to help with the postures by means of hands on adjustments and reminding students of sequencing. A Mysore practice is developed slowly over time so that the student is able to memorize sequencing and the body is able to adapt to the postures.

A common misconception about the Mysore practice is that you need to know the Primary Series to attend.  Mysore is appropriate for beginners as well as students of all levels and is the traditional method of learning yoga, one on one from teacher to student.


Introduction to Mysore (Ashtanga Yoga) Self Practice

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About the teachers

Debby Jagers

After Debby found Ashtanga yoga, she was immediately hooked. Both the dynamic and meditative aspect appealed to her. After practicing for some years, she realised Ashtanga works on an even deeper level. The ashtanga practice gives her more stability, flexibility and peace of mind, on and off the mat.

In her own practice and in her classes she focuses on the breath and body awareness. She believes a softer approach lasts longer. After all, we get only one body per lifetime, so we should be kind to it. With her Thai Massage background you can expect hands-on adjustments and maybe even a little massage treatment in Savasana ;-).

Debby completed the Ashtanga based Teacher Training with Brian Cooper at Yoga Moves in 2015. She is a direct student of R. Sharath Jois in Mysore, India. When possible she practices with international teachers like Luke Jordan and Gibran Gonzalez. But it’s thanks to Marilou and Jurre that the love for Ashtanga got ignited. Besides teaching yoga, she also gives Thai Massage in the tradition of her teacher Pichest Boonthumme.

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Marilou van Hoek

Over the years, Marilou van Hoek has developed a great passion for Ashtanga Yoga and Pranayama Practice, which she both integrates in her daily life and teachings. She teaches Mysore Style, Primary Series, Ashtanga Led and Pranayama Classes, as well as Workshops at Yoga Moves and other Yoga Studios in Holland. She always teaches with a lot of love! Her classes are warm hearted, contagiously fun and rewarding, allowing to deepen and explore your practice on and off the mat.

Marilou describes herself as a lifetime yoga student. She is dedicated to her daily Practice and regularly studies with her Teacher(s)- developing her interests in Yoga Philosophy, Sanskrit Chanting and Meditation. With Gratitude to her amazing Teachers who inspire her: Katiza Satya, Paul Dallaghan, OP Tiwariji and Richard Freeman.

Marilou was born and raised in the Philippines and grew up in Holland from her early teens. She believes she has the best of both worlds, the East and West! For her, Yoga is a journey to awareness and spirituality. Yoga has not only given her the balance, stability and deep sense of Joy, Yoga has become ‘the Heart of her being’ and gives her confidence and fun in everything she does. With this experience she radiantly loves to inspire others.

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