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Mysore Practice


This class is taught by:

Jodee Dixon

Jodee was initially drawn to yoga in 1998 for the benefits of relieving back pain. The feeling of physical well-being led to an awareness of how yoga can nurture the mind and body. This personal experience fuels Jodee’s wish to share yoga with each student willing to learn.

Jodee has studied with senior teachers Matthew Sweeney and Iain Grysak. In 2013, Jodee completed 7 weeks of study with Iain Grysak in Whitehorse.  Recently Jodee has begun studing with Fiona Stang.  She is a registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance, receiving RYT 200 in 2008 and currently E-RYT 200, with over 3000 hours of teaching experience. Jodee is also the lead Instructor for the Teacher Training program at The Yoga Path.

Through experience with personal injuries, balancing yoga practice with life and overcoming challenges in her own yoga practice, Jodee has developed the ability and compassion to assess and teach yoga in a truly accessible method. Common encouragement from Jodee: “Rather than wanting a good practice or the right circumstances, just begin practicing yoga and the details will work themselves out as you begin to feel the benefits”.

Mysore style of yoga practice is a particular way of practicing yoga. The time frame has a flexible start and finish, students can choose the duration and intensity of their practice. Mysore practice is the traditional way of teaching Ashtanga Yoga as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in the southern Indian city of Mysore. The class is not "led" as a whole but rather all instruction is one-on-one within the group class setting. Students learn postures at a pace they can integrate into their body and remember for practice next day. The teacher assists each student individually as needed.
Students learn the asanas (postures) using a specific movement-breathing technique. This is vinyasa, there is continuity of the breath from asana to asana. In the Ashtanga sequence, each asana builds from the previous – and prepares for successive – asanas.
Each student is assisted to develop a routine according to their ability and needs. Newer and beginner students tend to have a much shorter practice than those with more experience. As one gains more strength, stamina, flexibility and concentration, additional asanas are given and the practice can gets longer and in many cases, more vigorous.
The structure of the class depends on the teacher being able to keep track of what every student is doing. If students attempt something out of sequence, the teacher is less able to help in the appropriate way. If a student has trouble with a particular asana, the teacher can offer a modification that is consistent with the intention of the practice. Once a student is given a new asana, they practice their sequence up to that asana, then do backbends (if appropriate) -backbending is the pinnacle, not a part of the winding down or finishing sequence. Then the closing sequence, for beginners this consists of a short seated focused breathing followed by rest.
The Ashtanga vinyasa method – as with all hatha yoga practice – is intended to be a daily practice. Traditionally, practice takes place every day except for Saturdays and full & new moon days.

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Nov 15 5:45 am - 7:30 am with Jodee Dixon
  • Mon Nov 19 5:45 am - 7:30 am with Jodee Dixon
  • Tue Nov 20 5:45 am - 7:30 am with Jodee Dixon
  • Wed Nov 21 5:45 am - 7:30 am with Jodee Dixon
  • Mon Nov 26 5:45 am - 7:30 am with Jodee Dixon
  • Tue Nov 27 5:45 am - 7:30 am with Jodee Dixon
  • Wed Nov 28 5:45 am - 7:30 am with Jodee Dixon
  • Thu Nov 29 5:45 am - 7:30 am with Jodee Dixon
  • Mon Dec 03 5:45 am - 7:30 am with Jodee Dixon
  • Tue Dec 04 5:45 am - 7:30 am with Jodee Dixon
  • Wed Dec 05 5:45 am - 7:30 am with Jodee Dixon
  • Thu Dec 06 5:45 am - 7:30 am with Jodee Dixon
  • Mon Dec 10 5:45 am - 7:30 am with Jodee Dixon
  • Tue Dec 11 5:45 am - 7:30 am with Jodee Dixon
  • Wed Dec 12 5:45 am - 7:30 am with Jodee Dixon