The Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series can be translated as 'Yoga Therapy', this series purifies and heals the body.


Ashtanga Yoga is one of the most powerful, popular and proven methods of Yoga. It involves synchronising the breath with a progressive series of postures that produce internal heat and detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind.

Ashtanga Yoga Led class – Primary series:

In a Led Primary Series class, the Teacher calls out the postures and vinyasas (counted movements linking the postures with the breath) of the Ashtanga Primary Series. The group moves and breathes together in sync. These are focused, energetic classes and recommended for experienced students.


However, the point of difference with ANISA is she offers the traditional style of Ashtanga yoga led classes whilst providing modifications and support during class in order to make the poses accessible to all students. This allows the student to learn how to safely and mindfully enter the pose - starting with the modified version and eventually embodying the full pose over time through regular practice and guidance by the Teacher, Anisa.


Practicing in this way allows students to experience the benefit of the more intricate poses and to slowly start to open the body and mind. Therefore this class is suitable for experienced beginners to advanced practitioners.


Ashtanga Mysore Style:


“Anyone can practice. Young man can practice. Old man can practice. Very old man can practice. Man who is sick, he can practice. Man who doesn’t have strength can practice. Except lazy people; lazy people can’t practice yoga.”

(Sri K. Pattabhi Jois).

Mysore is the traditional way of learning Ashtanga yoga, named after the city in India where Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, the Guru of Ashtanga Yoga, lived. Mysore is open to all levels, from experienced beginners to more advanced students. The class is not led but all instructions are given on an individual basis. It is like having a private yoga session in a group environment. As you gain strength, stamina, flexibility and focus, poses will be added on to your sequence.


Practicing in the Mysore Style, practitioners will benefit from receiving direct one-on-one guidance from the Teacher Anisa, and will grow in their practice with a gradual step-by-step approach respecting the student's pace in a all-level class. Students in a Mysore class receive individual supervision and adjustments, much more than what is possible during a led (talked through) class. Mysore classes are a wonderful way to deepen your practice. Taking practice does not always mean to complete a full 90min class but to show up and face ourselves - we all have different priorities and life events happening. The practice should be nourishing and supportive.


  • Privates available only. Group Mysore classes TBA