Shala remains closed from 1st April 2020 - 31st May 2020, classes will start from 1st June 2020

The information on this website and registration is only for classes with saraswathi and sharmila

Changes have been made to the admission procedure. Please read instructions carefully under "classes@kpjayshala" and "registration info" before sending your application.

About Kpjay shala

Yoga (/ˈjoʊɡə/;[1] Sanskrit, योग Listen) is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. There is a broad variety of Yoga schools...

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R. Saraswathi Jois and Sharmila yoga classes around the world...

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Students from across the world. Thousands and thousands of satisfied students who keep returning back to the Shala...

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Ashtanga yoga

Ashtanga yoga – Practiced in its correct sequential order, gradually leads the practitioner to rediscover his or her fullest potential on all levels of human consciousness- physical, psychological and spiritual. Through this practice of correct breathing (Ujjayi Pranayama), postures (asanas), and gazing point (dristi), we gain control of the senses and a deep awareness of ourselves. By maintaining this discipline with regularity and devotion, one acquires steadiness of body and mind.

"Ashtanga" literally means eight limbs. They are described by Patanjali as: Yama (abstinences), Niyama (Observances), Asana (Postures), Pranayama (Breath Control), Pratyahara (Sense withdrawal), Dharana (Concentration), Dhyana (Meditation), and Samadhi (Contemplation). These branches support each other. Asana practice must be established for proper practice of pranayama, and is a key to the development of the yamas and niyamas. Once these four externally oriented limbs are firmly rooted, the last four internally oriented limbs will spontaneously evolve over time.


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R. Saraswathi Jois



Sharmila is the daughter of R. Saraswathi Jois. She has been conducting classes along with her mother at the Shala in Mysore. They have been travelling extensively around the world conducting classes and Workshops.


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Kpjay shala, Mysore

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Shri K Pattabhi Jois
Ashtanga Yoga Shala
#235, 8th Cross, 3rd Stage
Gokulam, Mysore 570002
Karnataka, India
Mobile: Sharmila : + 91 98455 71930
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Considering the prevailing extensive lockdowns and restrictions in movement the shala is closed till May 31st. We plan to start classes in the shala from June 1st subject to conditions returning to normalcy end of May. Please keep checking the website for updates on the shala opening on June 1st.

However, we are accepting applications for classes starting from June 1st onwards and confirmation is being sent. Confirmation is subject to shala reopening on June 1st depending on normalcy returning to the country.