As a student of Sharath Jois, instructor Andrew Bresnen strives to continue the traditional practice of sharing these methods, from teacher to student.The foundation of our practice is the Mysore method. In Mysore classes, students receive individualized instruction to learn the Ashtanga sequence of postures step by step, advancing as they gain proficiency. Read more
Update 9/28/17Original recommendation
While Andrew continues to do his amazing work , he has a new team member- Deja Leazer, teaching the Intro to Ashtanga on Tue & Thur at 1 PM. Deja has been Andrew's student since the shala opened and comes with many years of Ashtanga practice. If you thought a traditional mysore setting (ref previous review on explanation of mysore) was a little overwhelming for you , then this class will guide you through the Ashtanga practice in a relaxed environment. ...
Brand new studio bringing Ashtanga to Austin. Andrew is a great teacher, knowledgable and makes the sequences comfortable and accessible for all levels. This is a place to focus on yourself and your breath and practice without distraction. Instead of music, you might just notice your beads of sweat pounding the ground like a [email protected]$$ drumbeat. It's hard, but most rewarding things are.Original recommendation
Ashtanga is yoga and nothing but yoga. I have a high-stress life right now, and the self-guided mysore and weekend led practice helps me become internally focused. When I practice taking my 5 slow breaths through uncomfortable poses, I remember to take those breaths out in the real world, and everything is a little bit easier. If you have been looking for an "authentic" yoga practice where you are forced to apply the spiritual principles of yamas and niyamas, ashtanga may be for you. ...Original recommendation
Make no mistake---this guy knows his stuff. If you are searching for direct-from-the-source, straight-up Mysore style yoga,this is the place.Original recommendation
I've been practicing with Andrew since his early days here in Austin. I've also studied with Sharat Jois in Mysore, India. Everything from the strictness to the sweetness of Mysore is evident in this new shala. We are really lucky to have him. ...