Everyone, including complete beginners, are welcome to come and practice at Ashtanga Yoga Jersey. Behind every great Yogi is a story of how they started, so we can’t wait to start this journey with you.

Learning yoga in Mysore-style classes is easy and safe. Everyone is taught individually within a group setting, meaning you can progress at your own pace, receiving personal attention and guidance when you need it. The best way to learn is to commit to attending the Mysore classes a minimum of three times a week.


At your First class

On your first day you can choose whether you’d like to just observe a class or to start learning. If you choose to observe a class, you’ll get a good idea of what the Mysore-style class looks like and whether it’s the right choice for you. 

If you choose to practice, you’ll be invited to the mat and taught how to breathe. During your first class, we’ll typically teach you Surya Namaskar A and the last three poses of the closing sequence. You’ll then be encouraged to repeat this, following your own breath under the teacher’s guidance. Repetition is an important part of learning and intrinsic to spiritual practice.

We’ll encourage you to come back daily, or a minimum of three times a week, and you’ll be taught the sequence slowly, adding asanas one by one over the course of months. If you’re curious and want to get started, please contact Anna to arrange a suitable date and time.

Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga Course

Beginners can also consider attending our Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga Course that we run twice a year, every Spring and Autumn.