Where does Ashtanga come from?

From Sri K. Pattabhi Jois to Sharath Jois

Ashtanga Yoga in a Nutshell

The practice of Ashtanga Yoga was born in the city of Mysore (located in South India). It was there that the great master Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009) founded the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute. Supported both by the teachings of the great modern yoga guru T. Krishnamacharya (1888-1989) and by the study of an ancient, valuable and forgotten yoga manual called Yoga Korunta, he developed and systematized the Ashtanga Yoga method as it has come to us.

Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. The Mysore Shala

Sri K. Pattabhi Jois was the one who developed and systematized the method of Ashtanga Yoga as it has come to us.

Sharat Jois. The Mysore Shala

Nowadays it is possible to find Ashtanga Yoga schools that follow the traditional method in most of the major cities of the world.

The evolution of Ashtanga Yoga

After the death of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in 2009, it is presently his grandson Sharath Jois (1971) who acts as paramguru and director of the Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI). For more than 2 decades Sharath was his nearest and foremost disciple. Today thousands and thousands of students and teachers from all corners of the world gather annually to continue their learning in the city of Mysore under the guidance of Sharath. When Sharath is not teaching in Mysore he usually travels on a regular basis to America, Europe and Asia to reach all those who have neither the opportunity nor the chance to travel to India.
It all started in a small, simple room of just 15 m2 in one of Mysore’s most humble neighbourhoods. Today it is possible to find Ashtanga Yoga schools that follow the traditional method in most of the major cities of the world. The number of schools and practitioners continues to rise relentlessly.

The evolution of Ashtanga Yoga

After the death of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in 2009, it is presently his grandson Sharath Jois (1971) who acts as paramguru and director of the Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI). For more than 2 decades Sharath was his nearest and foremost disciple. Today thousands and thousands of students and teachers from all corners of the world gather annually to continue their learning in the city of Mysore under the guidance of Sharath. When Sharath is not teaching in Mysore he usually travels on a regular basis to America, Europe and Asia to reach all those who have neither the opportunity nor the chance to travel to India.
It all started in a small, simple room of just 15 m2 in one of Mysore’s most humble neighbourhoods. Today it is possible to find Ashtanga Yoga schools that follow the traditional method in most of the major cities of the world. The number of schools and practitioners continues to rise relentlessly.

Sharat Jois. The Mysore Shala

Nowadays it is possible to find Ashtanga Yoga schools that follow the traditional method in most of the major cities of the world.

Parampara

Lit. The one who comes after another

Our school Mysore Madrid is authorized by the KPJAYI of Mysore as a point of reference for the teaching and practice of Ashtanga Yoga.

This accreditation recognizes and guarantees both the experience of its director and the complete fidelity to the original teaching system.

Our school Mysore Madrid is authorized by the KPJAYI of Mysore as a point of reference for the teaching and practice of Ashtanga Yoga.

This accreditation recognizes and guarantees both the experience of its director and the complete fidelity to the original teaching system.

Ashtanga Yoga is one of the most challenging methods of teacher training. It takes many years of personal practice and direct contact preferably in Mysore with Sharath or, when travelling to India is not feasible, with a very experienced teacher. This is what is known in Sanskrit as Parampara (lit. the one who comes after another). In this tradition there are no shortcuts or express certification courses (unfortunately so common nowadays). A firm determination, thousands of hours of practice and personal experience sustained over many years and close contact with the master are the indispensable requirements for teaching.

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