Originally Posted by JayJay
Bryan Kest was here a couple weekends ago for a workshop. I opted not to go because I didn't want to miss my regular Ashtanga practice.
Speaking of Ashtanga, I LOVE it. I practice Mysore every morning at 6 for an hour, and can now do a half primary with ease, though I do a led full primary every Sunday. It took a while to memorize the poses, but once you do, it provides mental as well as physical benefits. I like the studio, the regulars who attend, and the instructor is phenomenal. I've made vast improvements in flexibility, balance, and posture since starting over a year ago. As a bonus the women regulars are all super hot and nice; they often comment on my strength and muscularity.
I highly recommend it.
Probably worth clarifying that mysore is a self-guided class, where you show up and do the ashtanga series at your own pace. I wouldn't necessarily recommend it unless you had a bit of yoga under your belt already. The place I go has instructor-guided ashtanga series I and II once a week, but the majority of classes aren't the strict series, but maintain the principles - fairly rapid switching between postures, arm balances, etc.