In the ashtanga vinyasa yoga method we have two kinds of classes – led class and Mysore class. In the led classes, teacher guides orally all the group through the sequence of postures, everybody is synchronized. In Mysore classes each student performes their practices in their own rhythm. The teacher helps each student and supervises their practices individually.
In accordance with the tradition of this method, led class is two times a week – usually Sunday and Friday. The others days of the week are reserved for Mysore practices. Saturday is usually a day off for asana practice, but Mantra and meditation can be practiced.
The main goal of this two types of classes is to expand our mind capacity to cope with all situations of our daily life, with full awareness and peace. That means be present in every second and be capable to adaptate ourselves in accordance with life circumstances.
In led class we strictly follow the instructions of the teacher. In Mysore style we guide ourselves, we follow our breath and observe our senses.
Very often our ego can create problems for us, because it tries to obstruct us in the two practices. In led class for example, ego can find difficulties in follow instructions. In Mysore style, ego can try for example, avoid some asanas (lazyness).
If we develop the ability to be concentrated during the yoga practice, we can establish a good relation with our ego, avoiding suffering and being happy.
I was born in São Paulo, Brazil and I teach since 2001. I studied in India with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and Swami Dayananda Saraswati.
Living in Europe these last 10 years, I teach regularly in Croatia, France, Portugal and in Denmark, where I am currently living.
Besides Yoga, I am Bachelor in International Relations with specialization in Political Science at Sciences Po – Bordeaux.
I think my diverse education helps me to see yoga as lifestyle that can balance the individual and result in a healthy society.