Mysore Style Astanga Yoga DVD
Primary Series with Melanie Fawer, Certified by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
Produced by: Melanie Fawer
Region: All regions
Number of Discs: 2
DVD Release Date: 2004
Run Time: 4.5 hours
Mysore style teaches Ashtanga Yoga's Primary Series in its original form, the same method used by the late yoga master, Sri. T. Krishnamacharya, who passed it down to present day Ashtanga guru, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and from Jois to his students in Mysore, India. Mysore style incrementally unfolds the Primary Series to each practitioner on an individual basis to meet the needs and level of each student. Beginners start with a 20-minute practice that evolves into a 1 hour 30 minute practice with completion of the full series.
Melanie Fawer is one of only a handful of female instructors in the United States certified by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, the only person qualified to certify teachers of Ashtanga Yoga. Melanie began Ashtanga with Jois in Mysore in 1994. Singularly from Jois, she was taught the entire Primary and Intermediate Series. Melanie returns yearly to Mysore to deepen her practice and is presently learning the Advanced B Series. She has a B.A. in psychology from New York University. She is an instructor and co-founder of The Yoga Room in New Orleans, Louisiana (www.ashtangayogaroom.com).
Testimonial from Willem Dafoe
"Melanie has taught me yoga for many years. As a practitioner, her dedication to the practice has inspired me and been a model of how Mysore style Astanga can become a direct and practical approach to making yoga a part of your life. As a gifted teacher, Melanie's firm yet supportive approach will bring yoga alive for you as it has for me by bringing greater balance and clarity into my life."
This DVD is the first one available to the public by a certified, female Ashtanga yoga instructor.
Disk One: Mysore Instructional Video, 3 hours
Disk Two: Practice Video, 1.5 hours
Primary Series Sequence Guide (chart of postures)