Intensive Integral

the eight limbs

Enter into the eight limbs of yoga with this intensive month of practice and training in Mysore, the birthplace of Ashtanga Yoga.

Enjoy your days in a traditional shala not far from where the venerated Pattabhi Jois, BKS Iyengar, and BNS Iyengar studied and trained with Sri T. Krishnamacharya. This is a chance to dive deep into your experience and understanding of the profundity of ashtanga at its roots. Mattia is a highly experienced and passionate teacher who has lived and studied in Mysore for the last decade with BNS Iyengar among other esteemed teachers. In this training he will transmit the teachings of his teachers, sharing his subtle knowledge of prana and asana intelligence, teaching techniques and eastern philosophy. The intensity of the training will be accompanied by local excursions to discover the endless beauties and hidden treasures Mysore has to offer. Please join us for what promises to be an enlightening and engaging course of study in the royal city where yoga began.

Mysore, India

July, October, November & December 2020

About the program

The concept of Intensive Integral Ashtanga is our answer to countless requests from worldwide students interested in discovering ashtanga without being confined by its physical practice. It’s focus beyond the asana to the philosophy and meditation that are its foundation, give this program a broad range and unique depth. Students will learn and most importantly experience all the aspects of yoga: philosophical, physical, devotional, psychological and meditative.

Through study we will understand the historical evolution of yoga, clarity will be given in the differences among hatha and ashtanga yoga, bhakti and kriya yoga, power and vinyasa flow. By learning the logic behind the sequences and experiencing the benefits of subtle energetic work you will be empowered with the knowledge to design sequences tailored specifically to each student’s need.

Education is the pivotal point behind growth. Upon arrival you will receive a selected list of reading materials and a comprehensive manual to accompany all classroom learning and further inquiry. Students will also be provided with a kriya kit for yogic cleansing techniques. The shala is among the last yoga institutes remaining in the city center; surrounded by ancient temples and bathed in authentic Indian culture. The locals, with their fascinating stories and myths will be teaching the yoga of life as you explore the nearby markets and streets. We aim to bring the global to live local: all of the material used in the training is produced in the local community or by a nearby women’s cooperative.

If you are looking for a serious and intensive yoga program, if you are at a moment of transition in life and you need a strong foundation this training is the right choice to dive deep and to create a powerful structure from which to navigate your life. Invest one month of this year and experience the transformation and potent benefits for the rest of your life.

experience yoga


Specific classes detailing the postures of the ashtānga yoga primary and secondary series—yoga chikitsa and nadhi shodana. Each day will include morning mysore-style practice and afternoon classes on asana intelligence and teaching skills.


Aquire a strong pranayama practice inspired by the teachings of Sri BNS Iyengar, pupil of T. Krishnamacharya.


Study in depth the social and cultural evolution of yoga along with the reading of philosophical texts including the Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita.

During the training you will be immersed in hands on asana work and profound learning experiences, which will be invaluable to you in the future when you begin to pursue teaching. After the program is completed, Mattia will continue to directly support you on your path with ashtanga. He will be available to you through personal contact for any doubts or questions that unfold as you dive deeper and also to provide a network of shalas and other teachers closer to your home base. In the future it may also be possible to attend other Intensive Integral trainings at reduced cost, please inquire with the teacher if are interested.

4-31 July 2020
4-31 October 2020
2-29 November 2020
3-30 december 2020



We offer a donation-based partial scholarship for a well-motivated student. Please contact the facilitator directly with any questions regarding the scholarship.

daily program

Program on all days
  • mysore style practice
  • breakfast and rest
  • pranayama and meditation
  • philosophy and sutra chanting
  • lunch and rest
  • self study and private q&a with teacher
  • asana intelligence
  • satsang (Q&A) and meditation
  • dinner and rest
  • light off–sleep

The strong and dedicated practice needs to be balanced properly, for this we will take care of providing healthy and nutritionally rich vegetarian lunches, also providing the student with the location of all nearby health conscious restaurants and markets with fresh fruits and vegetables for those who would like to prepare their own meals. Well furnished kitchens are available and in the first day you will receive a tour of the surrounding area in order to locate all the near by necessities.

Contact Us

(+32) 493800846

490, Devamba Agrahara, KR Mohalla, Mysuru, Karnataka 570004, India

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