ARE YOU NEW TO YOGA TAUGHT MYSORE STYLE?
ALL NEW STUDENTS ARE WELCOME!
WHAT IS MYSORE-STYLE TEACHING???
This teaching style gets its name from the city of Mysore in India, where it originated.
In short, it is Personal Yoga Training in a group class setting.
We teach each student individually, crafting personal practices that the student memorizes and and we teach, refine, adjust and assist as needed. Our small group classes are open practice sessions where each student may come to class at the time that best works for them within session hours. The student works on their prescribed personal practice in the group setting
As a new student, your first few practices will be about 30-40 minutes long.
Over time, we will adjust & add postures as your practice progresses.
Developing a teacher - student relationship in this way takes time and attention.
Because of this we require a one month commitment to a minimum of 3 practices per week in the school & we are only able to accept a certain amount of new students per month.
Please Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the waitlist!
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 do your best to manage your own account and settle up payment before 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.
If you are experiencing any symptom of illness such as 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 its a Sunday you can always join us on Zoom.
During the heavy part of your menstrual cycle, rest, do not do a strong asana practice.
If you have an injury, do come to class.
Let your teacher know when you arrive and she will help adapt your practice in a safe way.
Wear clean clothes on your clean body.
Keep your mat clean.
Take your rug and towels 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. She is also a graduate of Institute of Integrative Nutrition and a Certified Massage Therapist.
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.
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.