ALL NEW STUDENTS ARE WELCOME!
WHAT IS MYSORE-STYLE TEACHING?
Named for the city of it's origin Mysore, India, Mysore-style is essentially Personal Yoga Training in a group class setting,
We teach each student individually, helping them to develop a prescribed personal practice that they will memorize and work on in the group setting.
Over time we refine, adjust, advance and teach new postures as needed.
The student may come to class at the time that best works for them to complete their practice within open Mysore-Style hours.
As a new student, expect your first few practices to be about 30-40 minutes long.
Developing a teacher - student relationship in this way takes time and attention. Because of this we are only able to accept a limited number of new students per month and require a minimum one month commitment of 3-6 practices per week in the school.
Please Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get started!
ARE YOU NEW TO AYLB WITH AN ESTABLISHED PRACTICE OR VISITING FROM OUT OF TOWN?
If you are new to Long Beach and have an established Mysore-style practice and are looking to join our COMMUNITY, or visiting and would like to drop in please email -AIMEE- for info on how to attend.
Please manage your own account and settle up before attending class
so that we can devote our time to what we do best, Teaching!
Sign up and sign in to reserve your space before class: HERE
If you must cancel, do so before class to free up space for someone else.
Please be mindful of time + complete your practice within the scheduled class hours.
If you are experiencing any symptom of illness such as fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, sore throat or new loss of smell or taste please STAY HOME and seek medical attention if needed.
If you have a fever, do not practice.
If you feel well enough to practice, do so at home-
if it's a Sunday you can always join us on Zoom.
Rest during the heavy part of your menstrual cycle, usually 2-3 days.
Do not do a strong asana practice.
If you have an injury, do come to class.
Let us know when you arrive and we will help adapt your practice in a safe way and consider a Yoga Therapy session with Aimee.
Keep your mat clean.
Wear clean clothes on your clean body.
Take your towels, rug and mat home and wash them often.
Aimee Echo is the owner and primary teacher at Ashtanga Yoga Long Beach. She is the only KPJAYI Authorized Ashtanga Yoga teacher in Long Beach, CA.
Aimee began her career not as a Yoga teacher but a rock singer, recording several albums and touring the world with her band theSTART and performing guest vocals for Red Hot Chili Peppers, Garbage, Teddybears and so many more.
She took her first step into an Ashtanga Yoga class in 1999.
Guided by teachers Noah Williams and Kiki Flynn, she developed a daily Mysore-style practice and became devoted to the Ashtanga Yoga method. After practicing with the Jois family in L.A. on their tour in 2002, she was inspired to make her first journey to Mysore, India in 2007 to study at Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute (now KPJAYI).
She has since been a dedicated student of R. Sharath Jois and returns regularly to India for intensive study with him. In 2010, Aimee received Sharath’s blessing to teach and is Authorized Level 2 . She had the privilege to act as assistant teacher in the main shala at KPJAYI in 2012, 2016 and at Sharath Yoga Centre in 2022.
When not in India she has practiced extensively with many Certified and Authorized Ashtanga Teachers in the US including Tim Miller, Andrew Hillam, Dominic Corigliano and Diana Christenson.
An avid philosophy student, she began ongoing study of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras and with long time TKV Desikachar student, Chase Bossart in 2015. Under his guidance, she continues in weekly Yoga Meditation & Yoga Sutra classes. Over the years she has also studied Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Rahasya, Hatha Yoga Pradipika and the Ramayana with Chase. In 2018, she began working to complete training as a Yoga Therapist through Yoga Well Institute under the guidance of Chase and her mentors Amanda Green and Jeannie Turner.
She is also a graduate of Institute for Integrative Nutrition and a Certified Massage Therapist. In 2022, She graduated from the Institute for Weight Neutral Coaching where she learned to guide folks through Food and Body Relationship Recovery from the renowned Isabel Foxen Duke and is certified as a Weight Neutral and Diet Recovery Coach.
She still sings in her dance rock band, theSTART.