This Shala adopts the ancient approach inherited from Sri k Pattabhi Jois to yoga to inculcate in each student the wisdom that yoga manifests. Teaching and learning is therefore designed in such a way that ethical practices are ingrained automatically in the students at the Yoga Workshop.
The day begins with the daily regimen (Dincharya) and ancient code of conduct. Activities are planned according to seasonal code of conduct (Ritucharya). The concept of behavior chemistry (Achar- rasayan) is the concept that students are expected to imbibe.
Pattabhi Jois prescribed certain rules of how a person is expected to act in society (Yama) and how personal code and conduct (Niyama) is the expected and essential behavior for individuals to follow. We at the Yoga Workshop expect this behavior terminology to be understood and practiced sincerely and honestly by all students to the best extent possible.
Modified exercises that go by the name of yoga are frowned upon by Sharmila's Yoga Workshop and so only those students must apply for the course who are willing to commit to the strict regimen of the workshop.