5th Annual Mysore Yoga Conference
January 28 - February 6 2023
in Mysore India
Learn about Mysore's Yoga Tradition
With the Sanakrit Community of Mysore
Mysore, India is the birthplace of modern yoga. In the wake of the documentary film Mysore Yoga Traditions, some of the foremost scholars in Mysore have agreed to collaborate to create a unique opportunity for the international yoga community. In today's yoga world many foreign yoga practitioners would like to feel connected with an ancient tradition through Yoga. We believe that learning the philosophy of yoga directly from the elders of Mysore can help us come closer to this tradition.
Take a deep look at yoga philosophy with masterful scholars who have studied yoga since they were children and carry the true spirit of yoga. Reflect on these great teachings together with yoga practitioners from all over the world. Learn about Mysore Yoga Parampara, a lineage of spiritual practice that has existed in Mysore for over a thousand years. Get insight into the history of the asana practices that have brought Mysore international fame. Practice asanas with top teachers from many countries! If you believe yoga has touched your life and want to know more about the roots of the practice you love, Mysore Yoga Traditions Conference will be a wonderful, eye-opening experience!
Enjoy an immersion in Ashtanga Yoga! Asana Classes will be taught every day by Andrew Eppler, Joey Paz and Bryce Delbridge. Afternoons will be spent with the profound scholars of Mysore as we learn about the tradition and culture that Ashtanga yoga has come from. Explore Mysore's ancient yoga texts and get cutting edge perspectives from the brilliant scholars who have extensive knowledge of Indian Philosophy
Finish with a Full Moon visit to Melukote to see the birthplace of the Yoga Tradition of Mysore.
To learn more about our Acharya and Mysore Yoga Parampara click the link below.
CHECK OUT SOME SHORT VIDEOS FROM PREVIOUS CONFERENCES
THE STORY OF OUR CONFERENCE
Mysore Yoga Traditions began with a film. Our teacher Sri BNS Iyengar agreed to let us make a documentary about him on his 90th birthday, so we prepared to do so. The importance of documenting the great wisdom he shares has always felt like a priority. Before we could interview him, Guruji changed his mind and decided he did not want to make a documentary about himself. Because of this we began to look around Mysore for other people to interview and with the help of dear friends and an enormous amount of luck we secured interviews with many of the top Sanskrit professors from the Maharaja's Sanskrit College, including the principle and other respected yogis and spiritual leaders as well. We even managed to interview the Queen of Mysore.
Mysore Yoga Traditions Film was created from those initial interviews. It was a life changing experience for all of us! To speak directly to the Sanskrit community opened our eyes to the treasure of knowledge and spiritual practice that exists in Mysore. As long time Ashtanga Yoga practitioners, many of our questions about the history and background of our style of practice were answered and the answers were very surprising. We simply decided that this should be an ongoing conversation and that as many yoga practitioners as possible should have the opportunity to experience the Sanskrit scholars of Mysore! Yoga has changed our lives in so many ways and we feel it is important to connect with the tradition that it has come from. What better way to do so than speaking directly with the whole community? Mysore Yoga Traditions has always been a labor of love and we feel it can give a very special gift to the international yoga community.
MYSORE HOLDS MANY SECRETS! EXPERIENCE THE RICHNESS AND BEAUTY OF MYSORE'S YOGA COMMUNITY FIRST HAND.
We believe that learning the philosophy of yoga directly from the elders of Mysore can help us come closer to the tradition that many of the yoga practices around the world came from.
The Yoga of Mysore has been the subject of much debate. Many yoga practitioners have questions and this is an opportunity to speak directly to people who are fully qualified to answer them.
The compassion, sincerity, academic brilliance, and deep reverence for yoga and all spiritual practice among the scholars of Mysore will warm your heart.
THE SCHOLARS OF MYSORE HAVE VAST KNOWLEDGE OF ALL PHILOSOPHY BOTH EASTERN AND WESTERN. THEIR MESSAGES CAN TRULY INSPIRE US AND EVOLVE OUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE YOGA WE LOVE TO PRACTICE.
Andrew Eppler, the director and producer of Mysore Yoga Traditions Film, is working together with Swami M.A. Alwar of the Samskriti Foundation in Mysore to create this unique yoga experience. Dr. Alwar has taught for many years at the Maharaja's Sanskrit College and with his help we have created a superb experience as East meets West in a sincere discussion about yoga.
THIS IS MORE THAN JUST A CONFERENCE
IT’S A CONVERSATION BETWEEN CULTURES. TOP SANSKRIT SCHOLARS TEACH YOGA IN DEPTH TO THE INTERNATIONAL YOGA COMMUNITY.
No one knows the history and philosophy of Ashtanga Yoga better than the Sanskrit community of Mysore! Join yoga practitioners from around the world as we receive these teachings and reflect on their meaning together.
From the origin of the yoga sequences that have had a huge impact on yoga world wide, to the philosophical foundations of this global practice, we will explore the core aspects of yoga in detail.
Senior Sanskrit scholars from the Maharaja's Sanskrit College and around Mysore will gather once again to create a unique experience. This will be an international, multicultural discussion of just what yoga means to the people who practice it. Our conference will provide an authentic, authoritative, behind the scenes look into the fabric of yoga culture in Mysore and around the globe. The scholars of Mysore are rooted in their tradition and carry great insight into yoga. They will share their views about what yoga means to them, and what foreign people can do to move further into yoga practices. This is an opportunity to explore the culture and philosophy of yoga, as well as asana methodology from top international teachers. Mysore Yoga Traditions conference is a great educational opportunity as East meets West is a sincere discussion of all aspects of yoga.
Join a conversation among yogis!
We are gathering top scholars, spiritual leaders, experts in Ayurveda, and heads of yogic organizations and creating a brilliant, eyeopening experience for everyone. We have an outstanding lineup of lectures and classes this year! The conversation continues. Last year our focus was the "Meaning of Tradition". This year our theme is "Ancient Solutions for Modern Problems" as we take a look at yoga practices in our current situation. The topics will include ancient philosophies that can help us as we deal with covid and political instability in today's world. Join yogis across the planet in a sincere multicultural discussion.
2023 SCHEDULE WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON!
Yoga has always been a contentious subject in both the academic world and among practitioners as well. We often debate what is traditional or what is ancient in yoga. As research continues new ideas emerge. For people who love to practice yoga and who would like to learn about the philosophy and tradition behind it, this conference provides an incredible educational opportunity! Guided by renowned scholars, we will take a close look at the cultural views and ideas associated with yoga. We will explore the tradition of Mysore's yoga from the inside. Much study has been done by foreign academics on the history of yoga in Mysore. Mysore Yoga Traditions Conference gives an opportunity to speak with scholars and yogis who grew up in Mysore and, in some cases, even attended yoga classes with Sri Krishnamacharya as young boys. Their first hand information gives great insight into the culture of Mysore's yoga community.
MEET SOME OF THE TEACHERS
Asana for all levels with capable and compassionate teachers!
Each day we will have an Asana Session for all levels of practitioners with Andrew Eppler. Bryce Delbridge will be in charge of Yoga Therapy. Joey Paz will assist with asana and there will be plenty of adjustments for everyone who wants them. We will have a combination of Mysore and led classes.
7:30 - 10am Group discussion of the previous day's lecture followed by Therapeutic Warmup, Asana Practice, Mudra and Pranayama with Andrew Eppler, Joey Paz, and Bryce Delbridge.
12pm-3pm: Free time to explore Mysore, rest, or engage in philosophy, pranayama, or mantra studies with Sri BNS Iyengar or one of the many other senior yoga scholars of Mysore, or simply relax poolside at our resort!
3-5:30pm Lectures with Senior Scholars. The subject will be announced the day before each lecture. There will be two one hour lectures each day with a half hour break between for tea and refreshments. Note- lectures can run over an hour when there are questions and stimulating discussion.
Evenings are free to rest, visit, shop and explore. It is the coolest time of day and ideal for getting out and seeing the palace, market and other attractions.
Outstanding Ayurvedic Food
Swimming Pool surrounded by a peaceful Forest
We have fully equipped, clean, comfortable, and modern accommodation at Chitravana Resort, where the conference will be held. The rooms are surrounded by pristine forest, away from the bustle and noise of the city. The resort has its own swimming pool for use of our retreat guests only. A place of true relaxation and reflection!
your investment and what's included
10 days, 20 lectures, 9 asana classes and trip to Melkote
10 days of Yoga classes and lectures with Andrew Eppler, Joey Paz, & Bryce Delbridge, PDF study material, including a workbook of Guruji BNS Iyengar’s complete asana, pranayama, and mudra system for continued study.
10 days / 9 nights of accommodation at Chitravana Jungle Resort, including full use of resort grounds, amenities, and swimming pool
2 full meals a day of delicious, Ayurvedic vegan/vegetarian cuisine provided on site at our resort by Sahana Murthy (Rasayana Mysore Kitchen)
Several guided activities and cultural excursions in the city of Mysore
Unlimited lifetime access to the Mysore Yoga Traditions online philosophy archive
A comprehensive education about the historical, sociological, & cultural background of Yoga
Transportation from Mysore Airport directly to the resort and back
A day trip to Melukote, India
A certificate of completion
This experience is all-inclusive. You need not worry about accommodation, meals, transportation. We have arranged these details in advance so that you can concentrate on your practice and studies. Just show up and we’ll take care of all the rest. We are available for assistance throughout the entire process of preparing for your journey to India, including assistance with visas, flights, what to expect, and general questions/concerns about traveling in India.
* Taxis from Bengaluru Airport can be arranged for $50 each way. Taxis from Mysore Airport are complementary.
Ready to Join? We have just a few onsite spots left available so it is best to book right away!
Includes all conference Classes, Lectures and Activities, two delicious Ayurvedic meals each day, coffee/tea and green coconuts
Private Room (only 2 left!) - $2199
Private Premium Room (only one left) - $2399
Shared Room (one spot left)- $1699
Conference Only Options
Full Conference Pass - $900 (Arrange your own accommodations and food. Attend all classes, lectures, outings and the full moon trip to Melkote.)
Five Day Pass - $450
Three Day Pass - $360
Single Class/Lecture - $45
*Meals can be purchased individually on site if you want to share meals with your fellow yogis.
The 5th annual Mysore Yoga Traditions Conference will be Broadcasted live! You can attend the lectures from anywhere in the world.
20 lectures over 10 days
Attend the lectures live from Anywhere and have an opportunity to ask questions and interact.
get a streaming link good for 24 hours after the lecture to catch up in case you miss it.
Everyone will receive a full set of high definition lectures which are downloadable after the conference is over.
CHECK YOUR TIME ZONE
3-5:30pm India Standard Time - 5:30-8am USA Eastern Standard Time - 10:30am-12pm London - 11:30am-2pm Western Europe - 12:30-3pm Eastern Europe, Greece, Israel - 8:30-11pm Australia
Price $249 (Get the Early Bird price of $199 if you book before January 1st)
PROCEEDS OF MYSORE YOGA TRADITIONS CONFERENCE GO TOWARDS ANCIENT MANUSCRIPT PRESERVATION AND FOR ONGOING YOGA RESEARCH
This training has been created with the help of Mysore's Sanskrit community for those who would like to study the yoga of Mysore in depth.