Five Pillars Yoga

Mysore Ashtanga Yoga Program

Brought to you by the Brooklyn Yoga Club


Five Pillars Yoga Presents 

Mysore Ashtanga Yoga Program


Brought to you by the

Monday – Thursday 
facilitated by Lindsay Hilscher

Select Fridays taught by Eddie Stern
*keep your eye on the schedule for his special appearances


Class is 6am – 9:30 am
Teacher arrives at 6:30am
Students can arrive as late as 8:45am


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We are thrilled to announce that the Brooklyn Yoga Club has brought their Mysore program to Five Pillars! The practice is taught by authorized level II Ashtanga Yoga teacher, Lindsay Hilscher, with special appearances on select Fridays made by Eddie Stern.

“Practice and all is coming.” Sri K. Pattabhi Jois 

What is Mysore?

Mysore is a supervised, self-guided daily Ashtanga yoga practice, which is a method of yoga that focuses on developing a personal practice, adapting a conscious lifestyle, and being open to self-transformation.

Mysore is not a group led class. You can expect a somewhat “open studio” type of vibe, with people arriving throughout the morning and beginning their practice with the supervision and guidance of Lindsay who will offer individual instruction. Students go at their own pace, tuning into their own abilities and body wisdom.

Who can come to Mysore?

Anyone who wants to learn! From complete beginners to experienced practitioners, students will be learning and relearning how to breathe, move and focus throughout the practice. The sequence is taught step by step so we are each able to memorize and develop our own daily practice.

Ashtanga yoga is a suitable practice for people who have never done any yoga before, and can continue to be a beneficial and challenging practice even after many years of learning it. The practice is based on a set routine of yoga postures and transitions originated by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in the city of Mysore, India. Learn more about the history and details here

How Does it Work?

Each student enters sometime between 6AM and 8:45AM (new students from 6:30am). After unrolling your mat, we’ll talk through any physical issues or injuries and begin by teaching you the first set of poses. You can expect to practice for 20-25 minutes on your first day, with sessions increasing up to one hour or more as you progress. The Teacher will leave 9am. Some students may wish to stay in the room to self-practice. We recommend students practice at least three times a week.

Beginners, you may feel a little “outside of your comfort zone” on your first day, but understand that’s completely normal. You’re trying something brand new! Dive in, give it a try, and soon enough you’ll look forward to the energy and focus of the room. 


This popular approach to yoga has many benefits including:


  • * Physical strength and muscle training
  • * Increased energy levels and mind-body connection
  • * Greater circulation and lymphatic flow
  • * Improved flexibility and range of motion
  • * Emotional and mental stability

Lindsay and Eddie will guide you through the techniques and movements of this deep, self-paced yoga practice. Enjoy your daily practice and #RightMovement that will leave you feeling strong, limber and energized!


All Levels Welcome


screen-shot-2016-09-30-at-12-36-31-pmMonday – Thursday
Class is 6am – 9:30am
Teacher arrives at 6:30am

Students can arrive as late as 8:15am

Facilitated by Lindsay Hilscher


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Come check out Mysore and get a discounted rate!

See more info below










*Brooklyn Yoga Club*
Mysore Drop-in rate


Five Pillars
Mysore Drop-In Rate


Mysore Monthly Unlimited




The Brooklyn Yoga Club is the continuation of Eddie Stern’s long-standing school, Ashtanga Yoga New York, which was the first Ashtanga Yoga school to open in NYC, in 1995. The school has recently moved to Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, where they continue to follow in the welcoming and inclusive teachings of Sri. K Pattabhi Jois and Sharath R. Jois. BKYC is thrilled to be partnering with Five Pillars Yoga to bring the practice of Ashtanga Yoga to the Upper East Side of NY! Classes will be taught by newly authorized teacher, Lindsay Hilscher, who has been a student of Eddie’s since 2014.


Lindsay Hilscher is an authorized level II Ashtanga Yoga teacher. She teaches at Eddie Stern’s Brooklyn Yoga Club, and also works privately with students who are working through injuries and health issues. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Lindsay moved to New York after earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance from SUNY Purchase College. She has been practicing with Eddie since 2012 at AYNY. In 2015 Lindsay took her first trip to Mysore, India to study under Paramaguru R. Sharath Jois, and was given her level II authorization in 2017. Lindsay continues to practice regularly with Eddie Stern and Paramaguru R. Sharath Jois.
Photo Credit – Tutti del Monte



Eddie Stern is a yoga teacher, author, and lecturer based in Brooklyn, New York. He is known for his multi-disciplinary approach to furthering education and access to yoga, as well as his teaching expertise in Ashtanga Yoga. His projects include the Urban Yogis, which provides yoga and meditation access to inner-city youth, and trains them to be yoga teachers; Breathe, Move, Rest, a public education health and wellness non-profit; and most recently, The Breathing App, a free app that teaches resonance breathing for stress and anxiety reduction. He has published several books on yoga, including Yoga Mala (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), and On Yoga: The Architecture of Peace (TASCHEN). His next book, The Little Beginner’s Book on Yoga (FSG) is due out in 2018. Eddie teaches out of his school in Brooklyn, Ashtanga Yoga New York. He is a student of the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and his grandson and successor, R. Sharath Jois. 



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