Mysore - all levels: This class is the traditional way of learning and practicing Ashtanga yoga where you develop an independent practice with the support and guidance from a teacher. The teacher teaches each student individually through verbal cues and hands on adjustments in a group setting. This class is for everyone; from complete beginners to advanced practitioners and for people of all ages from 12 and up. Beginners are encouraged to take our Introduction to Ashtanga Course, however if you have attended our guided classes and would like to drop-in to the Mysore classes we can help you establish a practice on which to build. Come and leave anytime during Mysore class hours. More info >
Guided classes help introduce and reinforce the vinyasa (the linking of breath and postures) of Ashtanga yoga. In these classes the vinyasas are counted out loud and all students follow along together accordingly. Each guided class listed below progresses in level based on the skill level needed to participate safely.
Foundations - level 1: Foundations of yoga breathing and basic postures of Ashtanga yoga tailored to the varying levels of the students present.
Ashtanga Yoga - level 1-2: This class is the first half of the Primary Series on Tuesdays and the second half on Thursdays. Modifications will be provided.
Saturday Ashtanga - all levels: This class slowly and playfully explores all standing postures and various seated postures of the first series of Ashtanga yoga. Brief explanation of postures as needed.
Improvisation - level 1-2: Based on the principles of Ashtanga yoga, this class investigates different posture themes from first and/or second series and explores their progression. Class themes vary weekly from forward bending, hip opening, back bending, twists and inversions.
Primary Series - level 3: Full first series of Ashtanga yoga with it's traditional vinyasa count. If you have not learned the full primary series sequence you will practice up to the pose you have learned in the Mysore room. If you have experience with yoga but are new to Ashtanga and don't know the sequence the teacher will stop you at an appropriate pose and direct you on how to finish.
All classes, including Mysore, are available on a drop-in basis, with no advance registration. New students - we welcome you to create an online profile prior to attending your first class. To do this, please visit the "class calendar" page and click “sign-up” on the class you plan to attend.
*Donation class- Anytime you see "Donation Class" on our schedule, the cost of entry is any amount you would like to donate (cash only please). These classes helps us offer yoga to everyone regardless of financial means and the proceeds will be shared with Crosswalk of Spokane which is an emergency shelter, a school drop-out prevention program, and a group of lifesaving and life-changing programs dedicated to breaking the cycle of youth homelessness.