“I am dedicated to guiding students intelligently and pain free into the transformative practice of ashtanga yoga.” Amy Hughes
The Mysore team at Meadowlark Yoga – Sarah Hatcher, Karen Kirkness and Emma Isokivi, are excited to announce evening Mysore will be back on the timetable starting 29 April, 2019.
Currently, practitioners can practice Mysore style at Meadowlark 6-days a week from 6:30-11:30 am. With two guided led classes held weekly on Friday (at 7:30 am and at 10 am), the morning programme is a team teaching event with seven teachers supporting the morning programme: Amy Hughes, Joanne Ewen, Kirsten Waugh, Jenn Usher, Sarah Urquart-Taylor, Clare Fulton and Devon Hawthorn-Taylor.
In the summer of 2017, Senior Yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals Amy Hughes joined the Meadowlark Mysore team as an assistant and has been a major addition to the Mysore team; she is also a member of the Meadowlark Yoga Teacher Training team alongside Karen Kirkness and Nadine Watton.
Amy started yoga practice twenty years ago with her mother and it has been her “tool kit for life’s challenges ever since”. Amy began as an Anusara Teacher under the guidance of Bridget Woods-Kramer (Triyoga, London) and then began practicing ashtanga vinyasa yoga with Certified Teachers John and Lucy Scott in 2008 in New Zealand. She continues to co-teach and assist alongside John when he is in the UK.
Amy’s vision for the evening Mysore programme is to offer traditional Mysore style of practice as a consistent extension to the thriving morning Mysore programme. This evening programme is for those who can’t come to the morning programme due to family or other work commitments; to those who simply prefer to practice in the evening; and to offer an alternative practice time to those committed morning students who may have missed out on their morning practice.
Amy is dedicated to finding true alignment and maintaining correct bio-mechanics throughout her daily practice as well as in her teachings. Her current practice is vibrant and exceptional having completed the third series of Ashtanga Yoga from the tutelage of John Scott – she continues to learn and grow as an individual and yogi as she begins to learn the fourth series with Sarah Hatcher.
Amy also confesses to be a “nerd with a handful of degrees” and considers herself a “lifelong learner and student first and foremost”. Her light-hearted humour comes out in her teachings: she is funny, filled with insight and anyone who has met Amy knows, she will melt your heart with her big vibrant smile.
Evening Mysore will have it’s own team of assistants: Jenn Usher and Kirsten Waugh will support Amy along with Karen Kirkness. Students will be able to use the same morning Mysore 3x a week pass in the evenings as well as their full six-day a week practice pass. Drop ins are the same price at £15 per session.
Mysore classes will be held Monday and Wednesday from 17:00-19:30 pm in the Moon Studio. Fridays there is Mysore from 1700-18:30 followed by Led Primary with Jenn Usher in the Moon Studio from 18:30 pm.
Mysore…why do we all love this method so much at Meadowlark Yoga?
Mysore is the traditional method of practicing ashtanga vinyasa yoga. Students work individually amongst others in the room practicing at their own pace and breath with the help of a teacher and the assistant. Individual instruction in the group environment is encouraged so that all students are supported; it doesn’t matter if the student is a beginner or an advanced practitioner, the environment encourages all levels of learning.
To start your Mysore practice at Meadowlark Yoga, there are three ways to get started:
- Begin with one of the weekend Mysore Beginner’s Intensives that run monthly from 11:30-13:30 Saturday and Sunday;
- Participate in one of the 4-week, 2-day a week courses from 9:30-10:30 or 10:30-11:30;
- Try the Monday evening 5-week Introduction to Mysore course from 18:15-19:30.
Any one of these options will enable you to feel confident and prepared to begin your daily morning (or soon to be evening!) Mysore practice at Meadowlark.
Adding an evening Mysore programme has been a goal of the Mysore team for quite some time. Evening practice is better for some practitioners; their bodies are warmer and they can access the breath easier at the end of the day. For some, it fits into their daily routine better as many people need to be at work by 7 am. Though the morning is the traditional time to practice, the Mysore team does not judge this as ‘incorrect practice’ it is just another opportunity to get on your mat every day, a way to stay motivated and focused and inspired to practice daily – no matter what time of day it is.
We are happy to support our Meadowlark students in all their practice endeavours – in the morning AND in the evening. Join us 29 April for evening Mysore, and we will see you then!