Ashtanga Yoga was originally taught by late yoga master Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and his family in their home city of Mysore, India. This method of teaching the Ashtanga system, with its unique sequence of dynamic yoga postures, was discovered in an ancient text by his teacher, Sri T. Krishnamacharya and developed by Jois so that each student can learn it at ANY level of experience, beginner through advanced.
In the Mysore class, each student memorizes the Ashtanga Yoga sequence and comes to develop a daily personal practice with the one-on-one guidance of a teacher. The entire Ashtanga sequence is taught in class in detail over a series of classes. Since each student is taught individually, each progresses at his or her own comfort level. This method allows for a meditative approach to yoga practice, frequent adjustments in postures, and the fostering of a strong student-teacher relationship.