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Ashtanga Yoga Mysore Style

Ashtanga Yoga is a systematic transformation of the self and the secret is: there is no secret. You just have show up and do the work.

When we finally get beyond the impressive physical benefits of yoga, that’s where the real power of this practice really starts. Strength and flexibility are just the tip of the iceberg.

This self-practice method originates from Mysore, India; hence the name “Mysore style”

Learn a system of Yoga for a lifetime of progressive practice

Cleanse your system from the inside out through the internal heat-building action of vinyasa

Develop a relationship with our teachers who will guide your journey one asana at a time

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Paramparā: Lineage

Our Mysore style yoga practice community is linked with a worldwide network of practitioners dedicated to the yoga tradition disseminated through Krishnamacharya; in particular, the teachings of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.

Learn more about this legendary guru and much-loved teacher, the Ashtanga “Guruji,” and the thriving lineage that was his gift to posterity.

The Ashtanga “Guruji``

We are first and foremost grateful to our teachers for their incredible generosity and dedication to the transmission of this practice.

Sarah Hatcher

Our practice room is led by Sarah Hatcher, a dedicated student of Yoga with over 15 years experience working with senior teachers Certified in the lineage of Pattabhi Jois.

Emma Isokivi

Emma Isokivi, a dedicated Mysore practitioner, teaches the mid-morning timeslot as well as an assortment of led Ashtanga classes.

Karen Kirkness (Breneman)

Together with program founder Karen Kirkness, these three teachers and their assistants keep the Meadowlark Mysore room in touch with the evolving practice of Ashtanga Yoga.

The Practice

Sunday – Thursday: self-led practice at your assigned start-time

Experienced teacher guides each student individually with hands-on instruction

Friday is for Led Primary Series class: everyone starts in unison and practices synchronously at the teacher’s pace.

Saturdays are always day off, so no practice.

No practice on the New and Full Moon – these are called “Moon Days”

Start off with the Surya Namaskaras and your teacher will add postures to your practice on an individual basis according to each practitioner’s needs, factoring in all circumstances

Minimum commitment: 3 days per week

EVERYONE is welcome! You don’t have to be young, fit, or flexible… just willing to learn.

Begin Mysore Style Practice

House Rules

Please do not bring water into the practice room

Observe quietude whilst in the room; this is in service of promoting concentration for yourself and your fellow practitioners

Please follow the teacher’s instructions and be respectful of the system.

You may be asked to change your place in the room, this is to maximise our intimate space and fit everyone in comfortably.

Please do not ask for poses; you will be advanced at a pace the teacher deems suitable given your individual circumstances.

Please, please be showered and fresh when you come for practice.

Please no drop-ins without prior arrangement (email contact@meadowlarkyoga.com or call 0131 228 7581)

We welcome visitors to Edinburgh who have an established practice

Please ask if you have an early morning start time request. This time is fully subscribed and not advertised; however we can usually make it work if necessary.

Breath, Bandha, Drishti

Your teachers will introduce you to the principles of Ashtanga asana practice and guide your study of the Yoga Sutras.

Look for Sarah’s led chanting sessions on Wednesdays 4pm – 4:50pm and Fridays 9:15am – 9:50am.

Everyone is welcome. Talk to Reception about starting Mysore style anytime.