Welcome to Sthalam8, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yogashala, Mysore Sthalam 8 is a yoga studio in Mysore, India where a student can experience a complete immersion in the Ashtanga yoga practice. Started by Ajay Kumar, a serious practitioner of yoga since he was 10 and a teacher for the last 8 years, Sthalam 8 offers a range of classes designed to suit both complete beginners and advanced practitioners. The studio Sthalam 8 derives its name for the Sanskrit word for place, the 8 denoting the 8 limbs of Ashtanga yoga. Classes include a Mysore style morning self-practice where Ajay circulates the room giving instructions and making adjustments on students ensuring that everyone practices to their full potential. Besides this, Sthalam 8 also offers an in-depth teacher’s training program and monthly workshops on Chanting and the Yoga Sutras. Located in Chamaraja Puram (a two minute walk from Laxmipuram) the studio features an Indian fusion cafe and a shaded sit-out where you can browse through magazines and books or just spend the hours in relaxed conversation with fellow yogis. Our classes are a mix of long term resident students who return every year, Indians from across the country including locals who live in Mysore and travelers passing through for an Ashtanga Yoga holiday.
Yoga is a collection of physical, mental and spiritual practices. Combined these practices have the intention of clarifying the mind and freeing the body of disease. Through this development of body and mind one begin the journey towards self realization.
Sthalam 8 Ashtanga yoga shala would be happy to invite all the people to come and participate in the 7th year anniversary on the 1st of September
Ajay started practicing yoga at ten years old with BNS Iyengar at the Shri Pathanjala Yoga Shala at Parkala Mutt in Mysore; he soon discovered he had a passion for yoga. Practicing at the ParkalaMutt, Ajay developed a commitment and understanding for both the physical and spiritual dimensions of yoga, which have now become an integral part of his life.
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Beginners along with advanced can come and practice the primary series and when ready will be moved towards intermediate…
All our welcome to come along to be shown a number of Asanas and techniques to help open the hips further.
We have started a new class for those people who need extra help and for those who wish to improve the flexibility of their lower,..
The Teacher Training Program offered at Sthalam 8 is an immersion into the deeper aspects of Ashtanga Yoga.