Janosch Steinhauer

I was very lucky to be able to study Asana and Pranayama at Sachidananda Yoga Shala during my 2 stays in Mysore. If you practice with Chidananda and his Father Venkateshaiah you will encounter a holistic yoga experience beyond asana. Both are very deep in their understanding of the method with a combined experience of over 60 years. When you hear them chanting you will know that you met the right teachers. There is a loving and welcoming atmoshpere in the shala and if you really want to learn something that you can take back home and include into your personal practice this is the go-to place in Mysore. Personally, I appreciate Chidananda’s precise transforming adjustments which are strong and gentle at the same time. He really knows where you are in your practice and feels what he is doing. The deep emphasis on a breath-centred asana practice can be taken to another level by taking Venkateshaiah’s Pranayama class. Here you will be guided properly through primary pranayamas which will eventually lead to more advanced techniques. Chanting the Slokas is an experience itself. While practicing at the shala you can really feel that they want to you to get it right. I whole-heartedly reccomend anyone who is interested in an authentic holistic yoga practice to check out Sachidananda Yoga Shala in Gokulam – it is suitable for complete beginners as well as advanced practicioners.