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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…

Holiday Monday October 12

We are closed for Thanksgiving on Monday October 12, which also a New Moon Day so there’s no Mysore class. Happy Thanksgiving!

4:30pm Classes, Mon-Thurs

downdogs We’ve expanded our popular afternoon classes to include Tuesdays! Now you can join us for Astanga Flow classes at 4:30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, led by Mike Dynie, Barbara Timmins and Donna Hughes. If you love these classes, you can buy an $80 4-week pass for unlimited access to all our lunch, 4:30pm and evening classes!

Astanga Foundations – your practice starts here!

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  • $50+hst New date coming soon!

Price includes one full week of Mysore practice OR a five-class pass. The fundamentals of Astanga Vinyasa Yoga, with clear direction on how to start a Mysore practice. The fee includes a week of morning Mysore practice OR a 5-class pass which can be used for any drop-in classes.

mysoreMorning Mysore and Moon Days

Mysore 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. Always check our Moon Days before you drop-in – following the Mysore tradition there are no Mysore classes on Moon Days and practitioners take rest instead. October Moon Days are Monday October 12  (New) and Tuesday October 27 (Full).

Two-week starter pass

wood statueNew to the studio? Buy our two-week starter pass for $35+hst and get unlimited access to ALL classes including Mysore to find out how this amazing practice works. If you already come to the studio but you’ve never tried Mysore before, you can buy our two-week Mysore starter pass also for $35+hst. Take a look at our prices for other practice packages.


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 – please see our meditation page for more information and then follow the instructions given on how to attend.