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

This is the best way for beginners and new students to begin practicing at AYS.  This course will introduce you to the mysore style class, which is the traditional teaching method characterizing Ashtanga yoga.  This is a month long, 5-day a week course that offers the opportunity for you to begin a strong launch into learning this yoga system.  By learning one posture at a time, you’ll memorize a beginning sequence of postures.  As you become skilled in performing a posture you’ll be taught the next posture.  Day by day, posture by posture, through concentration and repetition, you will gradually learn the asana’s and transitions that make up the foundational postures of Ashtanga’s first series, the Primary Series.  By attending class in the daily intensive setting, you’ll quickly become comfortable with the mysore style learning format and see how effective the method can be.  This course will prepare you to participate in our ongoing mysore program.  Course participant numbers are kept to a minimum.

Choose from two course time options

  • Course A:  6:00am - 7:00am Monday through Thursday and Friday 7:00am - 8:00am
  • Course B:  8:00am - 9:00am Monday through Thursday and Friday 7:00am - 8:00am

Both courses have a 5-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  

  • February 12 - March 9, 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 first day.  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.  Beginners are encouraged to take our Beginners Guide to Yoga Workshop series, 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.