Annual Potluck Picnic Sangha – Sunday July 23rd

Please join us for our annual potluck picnic sangha!  Meet your fellow yogis!
Please bring something to share as well as, a blanket, plate, bowl, cup and utensils.

When:  Sunday, July 23rd
Where:  Hastings Mill Park (base of Alma and Point Grey Road)
Time:  4:30 PM
If the weather is not behaving, please check the website or call 604 307 2644.


Moon Days on Fridays = Led Classes Thursdays

Please note that if a  MOON DAY falls on a Friday, there are LED CLASSES ON THURSDAY!

For June, Thursday Led classes are:
Thursday June 8 – Led classes at 6am and 530pm.
Thursday June 22 – Led classes at 6am and 530pm.

No classes on Moon days.
Friday June 9
Friday June 23

Mulabandha, Breath, Buoyancy, Meditation with Fiona Stang

Mulabandha, Breath, Buoyancy & Meditation… An exploration with Fiona Stang

I hope to be practicing yoga for my entire life.  Yoga balances, flexibility, strength of the body and mind.  Yoga makes us adaptable in our physical body and our mental body.  Return to the roots of yoga to re establish the key parts of longevity in your practice –  buoyancy through the application of breath and bandha.  Re-assess your connection to Mulabandha and approach the practice of Surya Namaskara with new eyes, focusing on energetic movement, buoyancy, and meditation.   This workshop is suitable for all types of practitioners who incorporate Surya Namaskara (Sun Salutation) in their practice.  See the possibilities for lightness in the fluid movements of Surya Namaskara.  Includes chanting and meditation.

Date:  Sunday, July 30
Time:  8:30am -11:30
Cost:  $100 plus GST

Ashtanga Yoga Vancouver
2515 Burrard Street
Suite 201, Vancouver

About the teacher:
Fiona Stang first journeyed to Mysore in 1999 where she met her teacher, Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois and his grandson, Sharath Rangaswamy.  Fiona continued to study with Guruji to receive his teachings of devotion, grace, faith, compassion, patience, and yoga.  In 2000, Fiona was authorized to teach by Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois, and in July 2009, she was the first group of 40 students worldwide to receive Level 2 Authorization.  She is blessed by KPJAYI to teach the Primary and Intermediate Series of Ashtanga Yoga.  In 2006, Fiona met John Scott. His teachings and inquisitive nature have greatly influenced her understanding and teaching of Ashtanga Yoga.  Fiona is grateful for the community of teachers at AYV that support her practice and keep her teachings fresh and innovative.  Without Guruji, this would not be possible.  Thank you Guruji.

Ashtanga Yoga Vancouver Sangha – December 13th – Moon Day

sangha (संघ) = community

ayvsangha2016jpegJoin us for an evening of story telling, Q&A, discussions on your yoga practice and sharing inspiration.
Meet your fellow practitioners and teachers.
Refreshments and biscuits provided.  Submit your questions to us before or at the evening.

Monday, April 10
6 PM:       Refreshments & Meet your Fellow Practitioners
6:30 PM:  Q&A


‘Tis the season…for giving!

img_1671Treat your friend or loved one to the gift of yoga…the gift of peace for the new year.

Gift Certificates are available for giving.

Please note that Gift Certificates must be validated before December 31, 2017.
For Introductory Workshop Gift Certificate, participant can choose the Saturday Workshop they would like to attend.  Dates are listed under “Workshops” on our website.
10 Class Passes are Valid for two month once the pass has been started.
Please note that there are NO EXTENSIONS once a pass has been started.

Happy Holidays from Ashtanga Yoga Vancouver!


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Introductory Workshops

We have ongoing Introductory workshops!  This is the ideal way to start your ashtanga and learn the foundations of Ashtanga Yoga.

These workshops are suitable for the absolute beginner, those making the transition from other yoga disciplines, or more experienced practitioners willing to go back to the basics to shift practice habits and patterns.

Join us for one of the following introductory workshops.  We have one day weekend courses which include bonus Mysore classes on the week following the course.

Date:  Saturday May 27, 2017
9:30-11:30 AM Workshop
Includes Bonus Mysore Classes May 29 – June 1
Cost:  $80 + 5% GST

Date:  Saturday June 10th, 2017
9:30-11:30 AM Workshop
Includes Bonus Mysore Classes June 12-15
Cost:  $80 + 5% GST

Date:  Saturday June 24th, 2017
9:30-11:30 AM Workshop
Includes Bonus Mysore Classes June 26-29
Cost:  $80 + 5% GST

Date:  Saturday July 15, 2017
9:30-11:30 AM Workshop
Includes Bonus Mysore Classes July 17-20
Cost:  $80 + 5% GST
Date:  Saturday July 29, 2017
9:30-11:30 AM Workshop
Includes Bonus Mysore Classes July 31, August 1-3
Cost:  $80 + 5% GST
Date:  Saturday August 12
9:30-11:30 AM Workshop
Includes Bonus Mysore Classes August 14-17
Cost:  $80 + 5% GST
Date:  Saturday August 26
9:30-11:30 AM Workshop
Includes Bonus Mysore Classes August 28-31
Cost:  $80 + 5% GST


*Bonus Mysore classes are valid for weekdays immediately following the course.  No extensions please. 

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After each workshop you will be able to start attending any of our Mysore style classes.

Introductory Workshops
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Happy Holidays from Ashtanga Yoga Vancouver!

Please note our holiday hours and schedule:

We will have reduced hours from Monday, December 21- Wednesday 23rd

We will be officially closed from December 24th until January 1st inclusive. We will have “Open” practice during this time.
“Open” practice is Mysore style without a teacher (for current AYV practitioners).

Reduced Hours:
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday December 21 – 23
Mysore classes with Brittany (reduced hours) 5:30 – 7:30 AM
“Open” classes / Self Practice (no teacher) 7:30-9:30 AM
PM Mysore (as usual) 5-7 PM

“Open” Class Holiday Schedule (no teacher)
Thursday, December 24 – 5:30-7:30 AM (Tina)
Friday, December 25 XMAS – Moon day / NO CLASSES
Sunday, December 27 – 7-9 AM; (Judith Opens, Derick Closes)
Monday, December 28 – 7-9 AM (Tina)
Tuesday, December 29 – 5:30-7:30 AM (Tina)
Wednesday, December 30 – 7-9 AM (Tina)
Thursday, December 31 – 7-9 AM; (Judith Opens, Tina close)
Friday, January 1st – New Years Day 7-9 AM (Tina)

Classes will resume on Saturday, January 2nd – “led” class @ 7:30 AM.

Please add 9 days to your pass expiry date.

Happy Holidays from Ashtanga Yoga Vancouver!!!

Backbending – An Exploration with Fiona Stang

AShtanga Yoga Vancouver | BackbendingThe initial steps of back bending are developed in the primary series of Ashtanga Yoga from the repetition of Upward Dog combined with the understanding of buoyancy in the standing and seated postures. These steps are essential to safely execute all types of backbends. In this workshop we will explore the preparations for Upward Dog and various basic backbends including salambhasana and urdhva dhanurasana.

Date: Saturday, September 26
Time: 9:30 AM – 12:30
Cost: $100 plus GST

Backbending with Fiona Stang