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New Students 

Welcome to our community!

Ashtanga Yoga Vancouver has been welcoming new students to our community for over 20 years.  Enjoy individualized, one on one attention from our experienced teachers who share their passion of ashtanga yoga with you.

How to Start

  • Join one of our Introductory workshops. After taking the course, you will be able to attend any of our “Mysore” style classes comfortably!

  • The teacher will tell you when you are ready for our led counted classes held on Fridays or Saturdays.

  • Ideally Mysore practice makes up the majority of your yoga practices each week.

  • 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.

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 Mysore 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, ashtanga yoga should be practiced 6 days each week.

The starting point for Ashtanga is to join one of our Introductory Workshops.

Mysore classes are the starting point for your journey. Starting out, you can expect your practice to be approximately one hour, however this varies from student to student. If you only have thirty or ten minutes, you can still come! Just tell the teacher when you start your practice. Consistency is the most important part of the practice.

After attending your introductory course, the best classes to attend for new ashtanga students are the “Mysore” style classes. In this setting, you will be guided individually through the poses. Once you have experience your teacher will let you know when you can attend the led classes.

What to bring

Please bring a yoga mat, towel and wear comfortable clothing. We recommend drinking water 30 minutes after practice and/or one hour before. We do not have shower facilities at this time.

What Pass do I buy?

We have a one month 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 pricing page.

 

Visitors

Do you already have an established Ashtanga practice and wish to practice while you are visiting Vancouver? Join us!

Please email us with your preferred practice time: ayv@ashtangayogavancouver.com

Please fill out and bring this waiver or email it back to us.

We accept Cash, Canadian Cheque or Interac e-Transfer to ayv@ashtangayogavancouver.com

Please note: We answer emails weekdays, Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm. Any emails received over the weekend will be replied to on the following Monday. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

You are welcome to attend any of our led classes if you have experience with the primary series. We have led classes on Fridays at 6 AM or 5:30 PM and Saturday at 7:30 AM. We have optional chanting at 5:30 AM on Fridays.

We do not have shower facilities.

Please bring a yoga mat, yoga mat towel and small towel for practice. If you are travelling without a yoga mat, we have rentals available: $2 per class (CASH only). We also have yoga mats (Manduka ProLite) and cotton rugs from Mysore, India available for purchase.

 

We look forward to meeting you soon!