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Super Yoga Palace

One of Dallas' favorite and best yoga studios according Yelp and The Dallas Observer is part of the East Dallas renaissance happening on Garland road.

The studio founded by Jessica Jordan in 2009 is located next to the white hot Lounge Here and upstairs inside the boutique vinyl and gift shop The Good Pagoda.

The light-filled bohemian space is an unexpected oasis of peace and calm for the White Rock Lake, Lakewood and Little Forest Hills community. 

 

 

 
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"It's your 60 minute vacation, your home away from home, the place where everybody knows your name, the place where memories are made. The music is fresh, the yoga is true, the conversations are too. There's the faint smell of nag champa and frankincense. There's a lingering energy of friendship and love."

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WHAT IS MYSORE

The most intimate, personal and developed way of practicing yoga is also the most traditional, time-honored and historic method. The ‘Mysore Style’ method is named after the city where our teacher Sri K. Pattabhi Jois lives and teaches, continuing this teaching style from his teacher Krishnamacharya.

The Mysore style of yoga asana practice is a particular way of teaching yoga within the Ashtanga Yoga tradition as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in the southern Indian city of Mysore. There are some differences in this method from the usual modern way in which yoga is taught. The class is not "led" as a whole but rather all instruction is one-on-one within the group class setting. Students practice their own portion of the Ashtanga sequence of asanas at their own pace. The teacher assists each student individually by giving physical adjustments & verbal instruction.

 
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One of two methods used to teach Ashtanga Yoga.

A Led format is the more popular way/method for teaching because you can fit more bodies into a room and fit more classes onto a schedule in the led format
b. Mysore method teaches each Student individually based on their needs. In contrast Led classes teach to an entire class, often ostracizing and intimidating students not as fit or flexible as others in a large class.

A city in Southern India where the Astanga style of Yoga originated.

The Mysore method of Ashtanga yoga is a way of teaching yoga within the tradition as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, South India. There are some differences in this method from the usual Western way yoga is taught, but the general idea is the same. The class is not "led" as a whole but rather all instruction is one-on-one within a group class setting. Students learn the practice by memory and practice what's been taught to them at their own pace. The teacher assists each student individually by giving physical adjustments, verbal instruction and by helping them refine their technique and form. 
The deep sound of breathing, a warm and energetic room, and the abundance of sweat are all things you can expect to greet you upon first entering a Mysore style yoga class. Whether here in Orlando, or in any number of other cities around the world; seeing a Mysore style class in progress for the first time definitely leaves an impression! But once you try it out for yourself, you may find it an amazing forum for cultivating a transformative yoga practice.

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Krista Shirley Mysore Mentor to Super Yoga Palace

Krista Shirley is a dedicated student and practitioner of traditional Ashtanga yoga. She was introduced to this practice in 2003 and immediately embraced it as a daily part of her life because she was magnetically drawn to the healing this practice provides. For the last twelve years Krista has rolled her mat out each day because it is such an intrinsic part of who she is. Ashtanga Yoga has given Krista health and wellness, comfort, stability, peace, mindfulness and an outlet to work on herself and help others.

Krista began making yearly, long term, visits to Mysore, India in 2006 to study with the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Guruji, in order to fully connect to this lineage and embrace and surrender to a teacher that could help facilitate her growth and provide a deep source of inspiration. Since Guruji’s passing in 2009 Krista continues to make the yearly pilgrimage to India to study with Guruji’s grandson R. Sharath Jois who has dedicated his life continuing the work of Guruji, ensuring this deeply rich lineage, this parampara, lives on in the name of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.

Krista’s dedication to her personal yoga practice and the Ashtanga lineage shine through in her teaching. Her energy is contagious and inspiring because she lives this yoga daily and experiences tremendous fulfillment in helping people find and deepen their growth in this practice. Krista continues her trips to Mysore each year to continue her own studies because she believes it is very important all students have a teacher, a guide, to aid and inspire along the path.  Krista's little boy Kaiden now tags along with her each year as she makes her treks to Mysore.

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Mysore at Super Yoga Palace

Krista’s dedication to her personal yoga practice and the Ashtanga lineage shine through in her teaching. Her energy is contagious and inspiring because she lives this yoga daily and experiences tremendous fulfillment in helping people find and deepen their growth in this practice. Krista continues her trips to Mysore each year to continue her own studies because she believes it is very important all students have a teacher, a guide, to aid and inspire along the path.  Krista's little boy Kaiden now tags along with her each year as she makes her treks to Mysore.

Since May 2017 Krista has been mentoring the Mysore program at Super Yoga Palace. Come be part of this very special community.