One-Month Mysore Journey with Sita Chia, Oct 1 - 31
October 1 - 31, 2019
6.30am - 9am
Experience a month of ashtanga practice in the Mysore method where you start each day with purposeful intention.
The Ashtanga Mysore method is a highly transformative practice. Besides physical benefits of strength and flexibility, this yoga method enables its practitioners to gain awareness, insight and equanimity. Most practitioners discover these deeper layers and gain internal alignment after practicing daily for at least a month.
Because it is a dynamic and challenging practice, a few days or a week is insufficient to experience ashtanga fully. The practice is therefore broken down into manageable portions each day, and over the course of the month, fundamental elements of your practice will be solidified. This necessary foundation will let you take your practice to new heights.
If you’ve been wanting to learn Ashtanga but have been intimidated by the 90-minute ashtanga led class, or if you have difficulty maintaining discipline or consistency in your practice, then this One-Month Mysore Journey is for you.
- You will be guided through the practice in the Mysore method
- Classes are conducted 6 days a week from Tuesday to Sunday (rest day on Mondays and moon days)
- Class runs from 6.30am to 9am (you may arrive anytime during this window)
- October’s moondays fall on 14 and 28 Oct, Monday
- Conference/discussion is held weekly on Saturdays after practice (9am - 9.15am)
- Beginners (with no yoga experience), people new to Ashtanga or Mysore, and current Mysore students are all welcome
More information on what is Ashtanga Mysore and Mysore FAQ can be found on our blog.
ABOUT SITA CHIA
An anthropologist and photojournalist by training, Sita started the practice of yoga in 2000. She travelled around India doing photography works whilst studying yoga and ayurveda in several well-known yoga schools. She is a certified Ayurvedic alternative medicine practitioner, as well as a Sivananda-certified teacher. Sita has spent many years teaching and leading yoga retreats of Hatha yoga in Kutir (an ashram in northern India), Singapore, Bali and Thailand. A certified senior intermediate level 2 Iyengar teacher, Sita practiced both Hatha and Iyengar for a long time before finding her love in the Ashtanga yoga method.
Sita is grateful to yoga for turning her life around from her earlier years of illness and addiction. The practice purified and cleansed both her mind and body, and she feels blessed to have this opportunity to teach.
She has completed both the Ashtanga Primary and Intermediate series, and continues in-depth study of the practice at KPJAYI (K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute) with Sri R. Sharath Jois in Mysore, India. She is currently practicing the Ashtanga Advance series given by him. Her personal practice is in Ashtanga Mysore, in the lineage of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, but she is also well versed in other practices, including Yin, Restorative, Pranayama and Kriya, Yoga Therapy, Prenatal, the Hot Yoga system, Reiki master level and crystal healing. She is E-RYT 500 certified.
In her free time, Sita loves cats, street photography, painting, detox and internal cleansing, as well as raw and vegan food. Whilst she believes the practice of asana is an extremely useful mind-body tool, the true benefits of yoga are gained when all facets of yoga are applied to daily life.