New Students

Welcome to our community!

About Ashtanga Yoga and “Mysore Style” Classes:

Ashtanga Yoga is traditionally and most effectively learned in the individualized setting of Mysore style classes. In our classes you will be taught the series in a thorough precise manner, one-by-one under the guidance of one of our teachers.
We highly recommend a minimum 3x / week commitment in order to gain the full benefits of the ashtanga yoga practice, develop a relationship with the teacher, and to better suit your specific needs. Ideally, we recommend practicing 5-6 days each week.

How to Start:

  • If you have never practiced ashtanga yoga, join one of our Introductory classes.  Check our “workshop” section and register for one of our introductory workshops.  These workshops INCLUDE a week of Mysore classes immediately following the course.  From there you will be able to attend any of our “Mysore” style classes comfortably!
  • The most important part of beginning a practice is to be consistent and regular. A shorter daily practice is better than skipping practice. If you have less time for practice some days, just tell the teacher before you begin your practice.

What to bring:
Please bring a yoga mat, towel and wear comfortable clothing. We accept cheque or cash only. We recommend drinking water 30 minutes after practice and/or one hour before.

What Pass do I buy?
We have a monthly unlimited “introductory” pass for Vancouver residents. This pass can be used once for new students.  You can use this pass after you have completed your introductory workshop.
We also have “Drop In” options if you prefer. For more information on class cards and pricing, see our prices page.

Is there anything else I should know?
After your introductory course, you have enough experience to come to our “Mysore Style” Classes. You do not need to be flexible. Just email us at ayv@ashtangayogavancouver.com to confirm your start time.

We do offer introductory workshops every month. These workshops are the ideal place to start the learning process. Please visit our workshop section for more information.

The benefits of the ashtanga practice are most potent when one practices regularly over an extended period of time. As Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois says, “Take Practice and All is Coming.”

We look forward to meeting you soon!