Ashtanga Yoga Mysore Program. Perfect & Ideal way for beginners to learn Ashtanga Yoga!




Mysore style practice is the ABSOLUTE BEST way for beginners to learn the Ashtanga Yoga Method.. all it requires is a one month commitment of coming to class 3 days a week! 

Mysore is an ancient and authentic way of learning and practicing the Ashtanga yoga method.  This method is extremely practical and has proven to be exquisitely effective for decades.  Through regular practice, one cultivates a strong, healthy body and a calm, steady mind.  Ashtanga Yoga is comprised of a number of specific set sequences that serve the purpose of providing structure and discipline to the initially scattered mind.  With the help of the teacher in the room, you will slowly begin to memorize & execute these sequences one posture at a time which allows one to build the necessary foundation of strength, flexibility, and concentration required to progress safely along the path of yoga.  

The Mysore Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga system is essentially a moving meditation which slowly infiltrates one’s life beyond the mat and into one’s daily experience of life.  There is a very special and magical energy of community and connectedness that is felt amongst the students who are moving through and sharing this sacred practice experience together.







Commonly Asked Questions:

How is Practicing An Authentic Form Of Yoga That Comes From India Different From A “Western Created” Vinyasa Practice?

Because it was developed by ancient yoga masters, there is a deep wisdom and integrity within this ancient lineage that has now been experienced and highly valued by tens of thousands of yoga practitioners around the world.


Do I Need To Know The Ashtanga Yoga Series Of Postures Before I Join A Mysore Program?

Absolutely not! In fact, it’s ideal to come in as a total beginner to yoga and let the highly educated and experienced teacher in the room guide you step by step, safely and effectively meeting your individual needs. The prospect of taking responsibility for your own Ashtanga yoga practice rather than being led by a teacher can seem scary and uncomfortable to many new yoga students so it is no wonder that beginners often assume that Mysore classes must be for more advanced students.


What Is The Purpose Of The Mysore Ashtanga Class?

In truth, you will learn more about your yoga practice in a month of attending a Mysore style class than a year of only attending Led Ashtanga classes.  Mysore allows you to move at your own pace and only practice the number of postures that is appropriate for you that particular day.  Each student’s practice is completely individualized taking into consideration one’s age, health, and current physical state.


 What Is The Purpose Of The Led Ashtanga Class?

The Led Ashtanga Class is a very important part of the Mysore Ashtanga Program in that it’s purpose is to maintain & reinforce the correct sequence of postures and one’s understanding of the vinyasa system.


How Does It Work?

We ask that all interested students first come in and observe 1 or 2 Mysore Ashtanga Classes for at least 30 minutes. If you decide you’d like to learn this method, a one month, 3 day per week commitment is required which consists of 2 Mysore classes and either 1 Led class or the Ashtanga For Everyone Class on Saturday mornings. (Which is ideal for beginners because it moves at a slower pace.) 


Mysore Ashtanga Program Director

Stacy Plaske, E-RYT 500, Authorized Level II Ashtanga Yoga Teacher                                           downdog

Stacy is the founder and owner of Balance Yoga & Healing Arts Center in Huntington, NY since 2002. In late 2014 she was blessed with the opportunity to become a co-owner of Balance Yoga with Danielle Tarantola and Michelle Gegwich, two dearly respected friends and colleagues.  Stacy is an E-RYT500 (Registered Yoga Teacher) having graduated from The Long Island Yoga Teacher’s Training Institute as well as the Healing Yoga Foundation, and has been teaching yoga full time as well as running Balance Yoga Center for well over a decade. Stacy continues to study the 8 limbs of yoga with passion, trust, and surrender and honors the Traditional Hatha Yoga traditions within The Krishnamacharya Lineage,  particularly the Ashtanga Yoga Method as taught by the late  Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.  Stacy received Pattabhi Jois’ blessing to teach the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga in 2006 and in 2012 received her Level II Authorization from Sharath Jois to teach both the Primary & Intermediate Series of Ashtanga Yoga. (

Stacy now continues to study Ashtanga Yoga, meditation, and yoga philosophy in Boulder, CO with Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor at The Yoga Workshop.(  and in India with Sharath Jois.  In NY she takes self practice on her mat and studies The Yoga Sutra as well as Vedic & Yoga Sutra Chanting with Danielle Tarantola.  (  Stacy is extremely dedicated to the continual study and application of the many transformative tools of yoga for her own personal journey towards a more gracious, easeful existence as well as sharing her experiences with her students. She is a truly devoted, inspirational teacher whose love and application of yogic principles shines through in all aspects of her being.



Ashtanga Sangha Drop-In – $20


Ashtanga Sangha 10-Class Card – $170
(2 mo expiration for mysore 10 cards/ 3 month expiration for led class 10 cards. No exceptions)   *ideal for people regularly practicing 1 x per week

Ashtanga Sangha 20-Class Card – $320
(2 mo expiration for mysore 20 cards/ 3 month expiration for led class 20 cards. No exceptions)
*ideal for people regularly practicing 2x’s per week

Mysore Monthly Unlimited- $185

**A 30 day written notice is required if you need to cancel your membership.  “Membership olds” will only be given for medical reasons with a Doctor’s note. 

Non-Mysore/Led Class Only Monthly Unlimited Auto Renew- $125