What is Mysore?

Mysore, named after the city in South India where Krishnamacharya and Jois’s family lived, is the original way of learning yoga asana. It’s a personal and intimate path to cultivating yoga within. In a Mysore Style Class, each student is taught individually, pose by pose, given a one-on-one lesson in a group setting. Students are strongly encouraged to practice at least three (3) times a week and commit to at least a month to memorize the sequence and develop individual responsibility for our own practice and wellbeing.

James Tedeschi is our Director of Ashtanga.

A dedicated and passionate Ashtanga Yoga teacher with 10 years of experience.

With a deep understanding of the practice, James guides students on a
transformative journey towards physical and mental well-being.

Having discovered Ashtanga Yoga during a challenging time in his life, the practice became a
powerful tool for self-discovery, awakening and healing. Inspired by the profound impact it had,
James availed himself to share this ancient practice with others, becoming a Registered Yoga
teacher in 2017.

James has studied with Son Hui Yi, Jennifer Elliott, Carroll Ann Friedman, Saraswathi Jois and Ty
Landrum, to name a few.
He received the Ashtanga yoga practice through “prampara,” direct
lineage teaching, from all students and authorized teachers of Pattabhi Jois.

His classes are known for their dynamic and energetic flow, combining traditional Ashtanga sequences with modifications to suit students of all levels.
With a focus on breath, alignment, and awareness James, creates a safe and supportive environment for students to explore their practice and deepen their understanding of themselves.

Beyond the physical aspects of yoga, James believes in the holistic benefits of the practice.
Through Ashtanga Yoga, James aims to help students cultivate inner strength, resilience, and a
sense of peace.

As a lifelong learner, James continues to deepen his knowledge and understanding of yoga
through regular workshops, retreats, and self-study. This commitment to personal growth
allows James to bring fresh insights and inspiration to his teaching, ensuring a dynamic and
evolving experience for students.