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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…

 

Next Moon Day: Saturday, July 26th. Morning Mysore classes are cancelled on Moon Days.

 

SUMMER SPECIALS!

Four-week all-access pass

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  • $70+hst - This pass gives you access to any of our drop-in yoga classes (pass cannot be used for Mysore members-only classes). You can buy this pass any time up to the end of August, and you can suspend your current pass to use it.

Eight-week all-access pass

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  • $120+hst - This pass gives you access to any of our drop-in yoga classes (pass cannot be used for Mysore members-only classes). You can this pass any time up to the end of August, and you can suspend your current pass to use it.

 

NEW TO MYSORE: $35+hst two-week pass for anyone wanting to try our Morning Mysore classes for the first time. This pass is available all year round.

GO WITH THE FLOW: Use your summer special pass to try the exhilarating practice of Astanga Vinyasa Yoga with Amelia Griffin. Amelia’s Flow classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays will help you understand how you are now, so you can progressively build an authentic practice that reflects your individual needs. Through training in dance, Astanga yoga, and Yoga Therapy, Amelia is skilled in promoting each person’s unique potential for movement, and how to use the breath to support your practice, as well as integrating healthy mind-body practices. See our timetable for timings of Amelia’s Flow classes.

PRANAYAMA POWER: Pranayama is an essential part of any yoga practice, but is imperative to be aware of for a healthy Astanga practice! In understanding the power of the breath through accessible techniques, your breath becomes a necessary connecting tool to helping move through problematic mind and body patterns. Amelia will be running a Pranayama workshop soon to delve deeper into the mechanics and essential nature of your breath – date to be confirmed.

Morning Mysore: Mysore is a powerful and liberating way to practice yoga, with hands-on guidance from our dedicated teachers. AYO has a strong and vibrant Morning Mysore community – join us and find out why. You can buy packages to practice every day or twice a week. See prices page or email astangaottawa@yahoo.ca

Meditation Nights: Our 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 classes page for more information on how to attend.