HOW WHEN WHATTT??? WHY?
You are ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS aka "First time in the shala", ok.
The things you have to know if you have never put a foot in a yoga shala and other ashtanga queer stuff you are not supposed to know.
Silence is the greatest teacher of all (don’t chat in the shala and be the more silent you can in the changing room)
Personal hygiene and tidiness are our best friends (be aware of your self-care. And cleanliness doesn’t mean perfumed!)
Mantra chanting is not a religion and you are not joining a cult. (Be respectful for a culture you don't know and try to enjoy the sound of Sanskrit: you don’t have to sing if you don’t feel to)
Entering the shala is like flying (aka your phone off or in flight mode!)
Being in the shala is like staying in the desert: no water. You can drink later. You’ll survive.
Do not eat at least 2 hours before your yoga practice (you could regret it!)
All you need is your mat, a towel and your presence. Also, you could use a bit of trust in the process of learning, a drop of patience with yourself, a sprinkling of commitment.
Don't be afraid of asking anything to your teacher (before or after class). No dates, though.
MYSORE CLASS STYLE OR A BEGINNERS COURSE?
Which to choose? It depends literally on you, but if you want a piece of advice...
ALL THAT HARD WORK OUT AND THEN?
One of the best benefits of practising ashtanga yoga it's not to master the single asanas but to gradually work on ourselves building patience and strenght, trust and commitment towards a goal.
WHAT I NEED TO DO YOGA?
Your will. And a mat.