For the Urban Immersion with Laruga in February 2018 please scroll down.

Anna Laurin Dec ’17 & Jan ’18

MYCPT is very happy to announce that KPJAYI authorised Ashtanga teacher, Anna Laurin, from Helsinki, Finland, will return to Cape Town to teach over Dec 2017 and Jan 2018. Anna will be teaching the morning Mysore, two intro classes for new students, a meditation class on Sundays, and a workshop on the Yamas during her visit. See below for more details. For Anna’s bio go here. For an interview with Anna click here.

MON-THU 6:00-9:00 (Ashtanga Mysore-style)
FRI 6:00-7:30 (Traditional counted led class)
SUN 8:00-8:30 (Guided meditation, must arrive 10mins before)
SUN 8:30-10:30 (Ashtanga Mysore-style)

SUN, 3 Dec 2017, 8:30-10:30
SUN, 7 Jan 2018, 10:00-12:00
After the intro class, sign up for the month to continue your practice with Anna (Either Dec/ Jan/ both months).
R350 – Intro class (2hrs)

The first limb of Ashtanga Yoga
The practice of Yoga happens 24/7/365. Sharath Jois, the lineage holder of Ashtanga Yoga in Mysore, India, never tires of reminding his students of this fact. In the Yoga Sutras, Patanjali provides a beautiful set of ethical guidelines for living called the “Yamas”. These principles include five practices: non-violence (ahimsa), honesty (satya), non-stealing (asteya), using energy wisely (brahmacharya) and non-greed (aparigraha). The Yamas are practiced in two directions, internally and externally, and in three different ways by observing our speech, body and mind. It is said that when we begin practicing just one of these principles, the rest will follow naturally.

This two part workshop will explore how to take our yoga practice off the mat and into our lives and our relationships. We will use meditation as our method to explore the depths of the Yamas in a way that is closely connected to our lives. This workshop is not an intellectual study, but rather an exploration into how we can apply the Yamas to live a fuller and happier life with each other and all beings.

In December we will cover the first two Yamas, non-harming and honesty. You will receive some simple and inspiring homework and in January we will gather again to share our experiences and study the three remaining Yamas. We recommend that you join for both classes but it is also possible to attend a single class.

Sun, 10 Dec, 10:30 – 12:30 (2hrs)
Sun, 14 Jan, 10:30 – 12:30 (2hrs)
R450 – 1 class
R750 – 2 classes

For more info or to sign-up to practice with Anna please email us at
More about Anna here.

Urban Immersion with Laruga Glaser 2018


KPJAYI level 2 authorised teacher
19-25  Feb 2018

Laruga is an exceptionally insightful and dedicated practitioner and teacher. Mysore Yoga Cape Town and Ashtanga Yoga Johannesburg are incredibly excited to host her once again in both Cape Town and Johannesburg in 2018. Visit both cities to practice with Laruga for two weeks and get 10% off.  If you are traveling to South Africa, we are happy to help you plan your trip. Don’t delay early bird prices end 16 December 2017.

An advanced level practitioner, student of yoga, as well as a level 2 authorised teacher, Laruga entered into teaching after years of sustained practice and brings with her a combined total of over 26 years experience instructing body movement. In turn, she is dedicated to teaching the method of Ashtanga yoga to its fullest capacity, cultivating transparency to the tradition, and the deeply rich lineage the practice originates from, otherwise known as parampara. Through it all, Laruga teaches as an act of deep sharing and love for what yoga develops in each individual; facilitating space to open, challenge, and inspire those to step into the center of their own being, and experience their inherent potential.

MON-FRI, 19-23 Feb, 6:00-9:00
SUN 25 Feb  7:00-8:30  Traditional counted led class
SAT 24 Feb  11:30-13:30 The art of Ashtanga Yoga and injury prevention
SAT 24 Feb  14:00-16:00  Dynamic transitions
SUN 25 Feb  09:00-11:00  Spinal twists: an in-depth look
SUN 25 Feb  11:30-13:30  Handstand deconstruction

SAT 24 Feb  11:30-13:30 The art of Ashtanga Yoga and injury prevention
Through consistent practice our time on the mat can develop into a work of art, creating stillness in motion. Reaching a flow state in the practice comes from uniting all internal elements to then rest in awareness within our physical being. In this workshop we will explore how to create depth in the practice creating art in motion, while developing conscious attention and strength throughout the body, mind and soul. We will first start by cutting away excess energy draining movements as well as connecting to the downward and upward flow of energy to then sit in a space of simplicity and concentration. This will be an inspiring workshop giving space to explore and express the beauty of yoga in every movement and every breath. In addition, we will touch on how to maintain awareness throughout the growth of one’s practice to prevent injury studying trouble areas such as the shoulders, knees and lower back.

SAT 24 Feb   14:00-16:00  Dynamic transitions
Learn the dynamics of flight. In this class experience helpful techniques accessing the sometimes-daunting part of the Ashtanga Vinyasa system, the jump-back and jump-through. Though challenging, it need not be elusive to the practice. Time will be taken to break down the parts and give useful tools to build inner strength and allow vinyasas to naturally become fluid and graceful. Building upon the jump through we will also experiment with jumping into and exiting out of postures such as bhujapidasana, bakasana, tittibahasana, astavakrasana, and vrksasana for example. Open to all who enjoy a little challenge and fun experimentation!

SUN 25 Feb  09:00-11:00  Spinal twists: an in-depth look
Healthy for the spine while lubricating the vertebral discs, spinal twists are an important part of maintaining mobility and suppleness in the spinal column as well as massaging the internal organs. In this class take a deeper look at the nature of twists and how to properly turn the body with ease and stability.

SUN 25 Feb  11:30-13:30  Handstand deconstruction
Handstands seems to intrigue most, and for some elicit fear and/or trepidation. It is no secret that inversions send an exhilarating energy throughout the entire body, and handstands are no different. However, the main criteria is the culmination of both balance and strength as you are turned upside down. In this workshop learn to sit on the edge of the unknown, delving into a series of progressive exercises and points of attention as we deconstruct what it takes to balance on your own two hands.

* Mysore practice is open to all levels of students. The led class is only open to students who have an existing Mysore-style practice, as minimal instruction is given in this class.

R3400 EARLY BIRD FULL WEEK strictly by 16 Dec’17
R3800 FULL WEEK (5 Mysore, 1 Led class, 4 Workshops)
R1200 Mysore & Led classes
R250 Drop-in Mysore/ Led class
R550 EARLY BIRD WORKSHOPS strictly by 16 Dec’17
R650 WORKSHOPS (4 to choose from)

Please let us know via email what classes you would like to attend.
To secure your spot please make a payment using  your name as reference and email us the proof.

SD Rofail
ABSA, Cheque
Acc: 9304058102
Branch: 632005                                                                                                                                                                                            Swift: ABSAZAJJ

Payment and cancellation policy: Full payment is required to reserve your spot. There will be a 20% administration fee on refunds for cancellations made three weeks in advance. There are no refunds for cancellations made less than three weeks prior to the workshop start date.







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