Welcome to Sthalam8, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yogashala, Mysore

Sthalam 8 is a yoga studio in Mysore, India where a student can experience a complete immersion in the Ashtanga yoga practice. Started by Ajay Kumar, a serious practitioner of yoga since he was 10 and a teacher for the last 17 years, Sthalam 8 offers a range of classes designed to suit both complete beginners and advanced practitioners. The studio Sthalam 8 derives its name for the Sanskrit word for place, the 8 denoting the 8 limbs of Ashtanga yoga. Classes include a Mysore style morning self-practice where Ajay circulates the room giving instructions and making adjustments on students ensuring that everyone practices to their full potential. Besides this, Sthalam 8 also offers an in-depth teacher’s training program and monthly workshops on Chanting and the Yoga Sutras. Located in Chamaraja Puram (a two-minute walk from Laxmipuram) the studio features an Indian fusion cafe and a shaded sit-out where you can browse through magazines and books or just spend the hours in relaxed conversation with fellow yogis. Our classes are a mix of long term resident students who return every year, Indians from across the country including locals who live in Mysore and travelers passing through for an Ashtanga Yoga holiday.

Important notice: Students are not allowed to come straight into the class. You need to email and book your space in advance to practice with us. You have to come at least one day before to meet the teacher once your place is confirmed. Drop-in classes only with Shiva Prakash


Yoga is a collection of physical, mental and spiritual practices. Combined these practices have the intention of clarifying the mind and freeing the body of disease. Through this development of body and mind, one begins the journey towards self-realization.

Coming Up


This Yoga Shala is closed at the movement
We are happy to announce the new yoga shala will be Opening soon 

Opening date

5th August 2019 – New yoga shala The opening Pooja
6th August 2019 – The opening lunch
7th August 2019 – First classes will commence

Interested  students can book your place for the new Yoga Shala by this web site only, the new web site will be ready in July   

Ajay Kumar

Ajay started practicing yoga at ten years old with BNS Iyengar at the Shri Pathanjala Yoga Shala at Parkala Mutt in Mysore; he soon discovered he had a passion for yoga. Practicing at the ParkalaMutt, Ajay developed a commitment and understanding for both the physical and spiritual dimensions of yoga, which have now become an integral part of his life.


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    Beginners along with advanced can come and practice the primary series and when ready will be moved towards intermediate…

    Hip Opening

    All are welcome to come along to be shown a number of Asanas and techniques to help open the hips further.

    Back Bending

    We have started a new class for those people who need extra help and for those who wish to improve the flexibility of their lower,…

    Teacher Training

    The Teacher Training Program offered at Sthalam 8 is an immersion into the deeper aspects of Ashtanga Yoga.

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