The Mid Collective + shala

forbidden pictures

it is actually strictly forbidden to take pictures inside the shala, but I "found" some that somebody else took...

these are pictures of a chanting class, which we have 3 times a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11:30 a.m.) and a guided/led Ashtanga class, which we have twice a week (Friday and Saturday at 8:00 or 7:00 a.m.), where everybody is doing the sequence called out by a teacher at the same time.
The unguided class is Monday-Thursday (9:00 a.m.) where we do the sequence on our own with the teacher adjusting us.
These are the times I have to be there, since I am a "beginner" I come later. The more advanced students like Kino MacGregor, who also happens to be here at the same time, come around 4:30 a.m. in the morning. The advanced students are done around the time I start, which means they are practicing 4 hours, doing first, second and/ or maybe second and third series, while I am still working on primary series.
I practice "only" for about 1 1/2 hours.
The room is hot and smells like sweat.
About 60 people are in this room covered in rugs. The mats have about a hand width between each one.
It is amazing hearing and feeling everybody breath at the same time.

chanting class, a great way to learn sancript

Ashtanga, practice time, and more:

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