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Welcome to Astanga Yoga Ottawa

Astanga Vinyasa Yoga is a powerful practice developed in Mysore, India, by the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois – affectionately called Guruji. The system begins with postures (asanas) linked with breath and movement (vinyasa). The first sequence is known as Primary, then Second and so on. Each sequence starts with sun salutes, then flows through standing and seated postures, finishing with restorative poses and relaxation. More about Astanga Yoga…

New 4:30pm classes!

We have 3 new Astanga Vinyasa Yoga 4:30pm classes!  Drop in for Astanga Flows on Mondays, Weds and Thursdays led by Mike Dynie, Barbara Timmins and Donna Hughes, respectively.

Unlimited Yoga Summer special

Four weeks of unlimited lunch, afternoon and evening classes for $80. Includes all of our noon, 4:30pm and evening classes. Excludes Mysore. This pass can be bought until August 15th.

Morning Mysore

mysoreMysore is a powerful and liberating way to practice yoga, with hands-on guidance from our dedicated teachers. AYO has a strong and vibrant Mysore community – join us and find out why. You can buy affordable packages to practice with us on a monthly basis – or you can drop-in at any time for a single week-day or weekend Mysore class.

Two-week starter pass!
If you’ve never tried our studio or our Mysore classes before, you can buy our two-week starter pass for $35+hst which allows unlimited access to ALL classes and gives you lots of chances to find out how this amazing practice works. Take a look at our prices for other practice packages!

July Mysore Moon Days:
Wednesday July 1 (Full) and Wednesday July 15 (New).
There are no morning Mysore classes on Moon Days, take a rest instead!


Workshops and Events

David Robson Weekend Workshop July 10, 11,12.

dr pet armDavid is the director of the Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Toronto. With 100+ students each morning, he leads one of the world’s largest Mysore programs outside of India.

Friday 6:30-8:30pm: Breath & Bandhas. Great for all levels.

Saturday, 10:00-noon: Core Relation. Exercises to identify the deep muscles of the core, and then applying that knowledge to key asanas. Great for all levels.

Saturday 2:00-4:00pm: Intermediate series. Exploring many of the key postures and vinyasas from the Intermediate Series.

Sunday, July 12, 9:00-11:30am Mysore. The traditional format of practicing Astanga Yoga.

Sunday 1:00-3:30pm Alignment Clinic: Staying Safe in your Practice. A survey of some of the classic issues that can arise in the practice of the Primary and Intermediate Series.

Register Online for the weekend with David

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  • $200+hst Earlybird (after May 31st $230+hst) – Register now using MindBody Online


Astanga Foundations, special summer deal!

Thursday July 23, 6:30-8:30pm, $50+hstDSC_5720_jpg

Price includes one full week of Mysore practice. The fundamentals of Astanga Vinyasa Yoga, with clear direction on how to start a Mysore practice. The fee includes a week of morning and weekend Mysore practice, and participants will then receive a 20 per cent discount off  their next Mysore package purchase at AYO.

Meditation Nights

chittamaniOur weekly Lam Rim and Mindfulness instruction classes are led by Dr Bob Kapitany, who has been a serious Dharma practitioner for 40 years.

If you’re interested in these classes you should contact the meditation group first – see our meditation page for more information on how to attend.