getting started

There are many ways to start learning Ashtanga Yoga at the Ashtanga Yoga School of Spokane.  Please read below and find the best option that suits your learning style.  

1) introduction to Ashtanga course

If you are new to Ashtanga we highly recommend course!  This introduction to Ashtanga yoga is suitable for the absolute beginner or those making a transition from other yoga disciplines to Ashtanga.  During the month you will be working one-on-one with a teacher in the Mysore class.  By learning this way, you’ll quickly become comfortable with the Mysore style learning format and see how effective the method can be in helping you create a personal practice.  This is a serious, fun, and safe environment for you to start your practice of Ashtanga yoga. 

Mysore is a self-practice where students practice the Ashtanga series at their own pace with a teacher assisting each student individually.  This course will prepare you to participate in our ongoing Mysore classes.  During the month students will learn to memorize the sequence of postures that make up the foundation of the introductory series.  We are able to give one-on-one attention to our new students and gradually introduce them to Ashtanga yoga in a way that is right for each individual.  Students move through the series at their own pace allowing the body to open naturally and only working new postures when physically and emotionally ready.  

Choose from two course time options

  • Course A: 6:00am - 7:00am Monday through Thursday

  • Course B: 8:00am - 9:00am Monday through Thursday

Both courses have a 4-days a week practice schedule however, it is common that students will practice less than this depending on individual circumstance.  We recommend attending a minimum of 3-days a week to consolidate your learning.  

Upcoming course dates  

  • November 5 - November 29, 2018

Course fee:  $125/person

To sign up and register:  It's simple.  Just click on the button below, pay and your space is reserved.  We will send you an email response with more information about your session.  If you have questions, feel free to call us 509-995-5505 or email  

2) mysore classes

This video was created from a Mysore class with certified Ashtanga teacher, David Garrigues assisted by our director, Shelley Enlow.

Mysore 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.  We request beginners or new to Ashtanga students attend one of our Introduction to Ashtanga Courses prior to attending the Mysore classes, 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.  Learn more about the Mysore Class here.  View the schedule here.


3) guided classes

Our guided classes are a good place to try dropping into a class at AYS.  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 progresses in level based on the skill level needed to participate safely.  If you are new to yoga we recommend the Ashtanga Basic class.  If you have previous yoga experience feel free to try any of our guided classes.  View the schedule here.  View class descriptions here.

4) private instruction

You can begin comfortably at our studio with one-on-one instruction.  Private lessons are scheduled M - F daytime hours.
Contact Shelley at (509) 995-5505 or email for more information.