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Andrew Bresnen SYC Authorized II
Mysore Austin | Ashtanga Yoga
Ashtanga Yoga at Mysore Austin
Mysore Austin offers traditional Ashtanga Mysore and led classes daily for students of all levels.
Mysore Austin provides instruction of the postures, vinyasas (movements) and breathing method of ashtanga yoga as taught by Sharath Jois in Mysore, India at the Sharath Yoga Centre.
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.
Ashtanga Yoga Classes
A new evening course to learn the ashtanga yoga practice in a small group, casual setting.
Students will be supported in a wholistic way, guided through asana practice, a bit of history, theory and self care.
One free month of practice at Mysore Austin is included after completion of the course. Integrate what you have learned and continue practice in our regular mysore program.
No classes on full or new moon days.
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Mysore - Mysore is the method through which ashtanga is taught. There are no prerequisites (i.e. no experience required). Students may arrive anytime during the duration of the class as long as they are able to complete practice before close. Typical practices are between 45 and 90 minutes.
New Students - New Students will be taught in a one on one setting in the mysore room. There is no need to come with experience. The first weeks of practice focus on the foundations and students can expect a shorter practice. Slowly over time we will continue working on the sequence of postures in the primary series.
Led Primary - Guided, full primary series.
* Please contact the school before coming. New local students are required to sign up as members and to make a commitment to attend 3 classes a week minimum. All students must be registered prior to practicing.
Andrew Bresnen, PhD
Once a research medical physicist, Andrew found his true calling in the practice of Ashtanga yoga. Andrew began practicing yoga in San Antonio at Yoga Shala with his first teacher Ana Hollis.
In 2014 Andrew first travelled to India to study with his teacher Sharath Jois at KPJAYI (now SYC) in Mysore. During the year and half in India Andrew practiced at KPJAYI for two seasons and he received Level II Authorization and Sharath Jois's blessing to teach Ashtanga. Andrew returns annually to practice and assist in the shala in Mysore.
Andrew has taught students ranging from high school students to Tibetan monks at Sera monastery in India, where he lived teaching math and physics and practicing yoga.
Andrew's daily personal practice focuses on the asana (postures) and study of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Andrew believes in the transformative effects of practice and is able to inspire and encourage students in their work on the mat.
Ellie came to Ashtanga yoga in 2014 shortly after finishing her degree in Interior Architecture at Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. After spending significant time with her first teacher PJ Heffernan, she traveled to India to deepen her practice and study with Sharath Jois in Mysore. Today she practices and teaches at Mysore Austin with Andrew Bresnen and will be taking returning trips to India.
For Ellie this devotional path has opened the doors to other spiritual and wellness modalities including Ayurveda and Metaphysical healing. Along with asanas, her practice consists of mantras, meditation, philosophy, and exploring the movement of energy.
Ellie is honored to support others on their path and share Ashtanga yoga with the community in Austin. She is dedicated to protecting the potency of this powerful and transformative practice.
Photos by Mysore Austin student Amanda Stronza
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