How did the mentorship come about?
In December of 2017, Anusha asked Krista to mentor the Mysore program because of Krista’s authorization from KPJAYI (Krishna Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute) in Mysore, India. When Anusha and Richard decided to start their own Mysore program, they knew they would need someone to guide them. Although Anusha had been a long time practitioner and had assisted another authorized teacher, she didn’t feel confident that her teaching skills were strong enough to run her own Mysore program.
Anusha reached out to Krista because she had seen how Krista’s teaching methods are both safe and effective. As a teacher, Krista is direct and thorough, and at the same time full of love and caring for her students. Anusha wanted to learn Krista’s way of practicing Ashtanga safely, and she wanted everyone in her Urban Yoga community to experience Krista’s way as well.
Since its inception, the program has evolved from being a simple grassroots program, to one that has really taken root at Urban Yoga. Everyone in the program is much stronger, and the teachers are more confident as a result.