Our traditional Mysore programme is at the heart of Meadowlark Yoga's community and everybody is welcome. We have both in-studio and online options, morning and evening.
Our Mysore program operates both in-studio and online 6 days a weeks with a dedicated team of supportive teachers and community of friendly practitioners. All are welcome!
The Zoom details for all Mysore offerings are on: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6447661797 Passcode: yama Please sign in with MBO as normal (link below). To get the most out of your online Mysore practice read this blog post.
A "Mysore" program the traditional way to teach Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. See the descriptions below to breakdown what you would expect from each class.
We call our Mysore style classes, all levels because they truly are.
In this environment you learn the Ashtanga practice 1:1 within a group setting, at a pace that is relevant for you.
In the Mysore room you will see daily practitioners of 25+ years and 2 weeks practicing side by side. All bodies, ability, ages, sizes, genders are welcome.
Some students practices are 30 mins long, while others are 2hrs. Know that you can arrive and leave anytime within the time-slot of a Mysore class.
Our led style Ashtanga Vinyasa classes provide rhythm and structure to your regular practice. Everyone moves together with detail instructions on the postures and breath from the experienced teacher.
Not for total beginners, our half, full primary and intermediate series are a weekly offering on our program's schedule.
We love Beginners!
Are you ready to learn a life-long practice of much physical and mental benefit?
We have specific monthly intensives, weekly beginners specific sessions that you might enjoy starting with or you can dive right into the Mysore room if you have a little Ashtanga experience.
We very much believe there's more to yoga than just the shapes you can make with you body.
We teach prānāyāma, chanting, philosophy, hold monthly community conference and book groups to invite more depth, debate and discussion to your study.
Updated Winter 2022
IN STUDIO in green ONLINE in Yellow
All the green will happen in-studio. These are 15 max capacity. They must be pre-booked online before attending and cancel ASAP if you are unable to attend. There often will be space in the moon studio to complete closing/ starting early (subject to availability).
* Mysore connected means that there will be a livestream set up online for small instructions and support from the teacher within the in-studio Mysore room. A more focused online teaching during the dedicated online only hours and led class offerings highlighted in this yellow colour.
Our Mysore program operates with its own pricing structure to the rest of Meadowlark offerings. These pass options below give you access to all the Mysore timetable offerings.
Single drop in= £15
valid for 3 months
5 class pass= £65
10 class pass= £120
valid for 12 months
Concessions apply to the above (not monthly passes): 10% Student / NHS employees / Senior Citizens (60+) 15% Edinburgh Uni Yoga Society (EUYS) / Yoga Teachers.
We are committed to diminishing the barriers to practice for all and acknowledge that finance is one of the biggest in our modern yoga spaces.
This past year with we have offered over 50+ discounted passes due to financial needs.
In additional to continuing to offer discounts, we also have 4 full scholarships:
- 1 for general financial hardship (this is now filled until end of Winter 2022)
- Our second scholarship reserved to provide for marginalised communities. This could include (and not limited to) BAME and LGBTQ2SIA+. (This is currently split between two students- 1 part is full until end of Winter 2022, one half is available).
- 2 Work exchange scholarship (currently filled until Spring 2023).
Please email Emma for more details or if you would like to support one of our scholarship offering: [email protected]
Please read our dedicated blog post HERE to so you feel confident entering the building the first time.
- Please bathe before practicing
This is an important discussion between yourself and your teacher. We will always ask you if you are comfortable with an assist and always encourage you to share with us openly if it doesn’t feel good. In the Mysore setting, you will observe that lots of the teaching can be via adjustments and also verbal too. The relationship of student and teacher is paramount to our community here at Meadowlark and always invite dialogue so that you feel safe in your practice.
Yes, we are always happy to talk about this. Since more of this information at Pattabhi Jois' abuse "came to light" in 2017 during the #metoo movement we have been addressing these issues and here are some of the resources online with blogs and podcasts HERE explaining our dialogue and action around the subject. Please always talk to the Mysore team teachers about this openly at any point also.
Rather than consent cards in our physical Mysore room, we have a note system where before you enter class you will find a space to write a confidential note and place it beside your mat in the room if you would like to that day. It could simply say "no adjustments" or "sore hip". This allows dialogue to happen without it being public or verbal between you and your teacher. Of course, do talk to your teacher also if you'd prefer. Online Mysore you are invited to use the private chat feature on Zoom also.
All of our main Mysore teachers have undertaken an 50 hour Trauma informed training with Edinburgh Community Yoga. Although they are not certified Trauma facilitators (TCTSY-F) we try to create "safer" spaces and teaching methods in our community.
We write "Mysore team" on our booking system as the mysore program is made up of 4 senior teachers and 5 assistants.
Emma Isokivi, our Level 2 authorised Mysore program director teaches the morning program.
Vanessa Rigby late (9:30am) morning Mysore.
Karen Kirkness, founder of Meadowlark Yoga teaches on Sunday and covers across the whole program.
Kirsten Waugh, teaches the evening program.
Senior teacher Amy Hughes, teaches the online Mysore program and cover.
Please wear clean, comfortable, breathable fabrics that allow you to move.
This practice is designed to bring you more wellness and steadiness to your mind and body. It will challenge you on lots of different levels and allow you to take some of that learning into your everyday life. If done mindfully allow you to make your life fuller and easier.
In our Mysore community we aim to find benefits that are more than physical and invite us to explore other aspects of the practice.
Sign up for our quarterly Mysore specific newsletter filled with updates, philosophy and community events.