how to begin

We would be honored to share the practice of Ashtanga vinyasa yoga with you.  We understand starting out can be intimidating, we will do our best to make you feel comfortable and taken care of. Our goal is to support you in developing a regular Ashtanga practice by teaching traditional postural sequences yet being mindful that such sequences may need to be modified at times based on a practitioners individual set of circumstances. Anyone who wants to learn can perform this type of yoga, we will adapt the practice to work for your body. It is our belief that practice unlocks new understandings that lead to a more balanced and fulfilling life. We seek to provide an environment that is fun yet safe, energetic and supportive.  In the end, we hope to provide the space where you may deeply explore the intersection of mind, body, breath, and spirit.

There are two ways to begin practicing at our school. Choose the option that works best for you. If you are new to yoga we highly recommend our introduction to Mysore course as it is the most personalized way to learn this method.


1) take an introduction to mysore course

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

This 4-week course is tailored to fit those who are new to yoga or new to the Ashtanga system; it will prepare you to participate in our ongoing Mysore classes. Mysore is a self-led practice where you move through the Ashtanga series of poses under the guidance of a dedicated teacher. Our teachers will work with you individually in establishing your personal practice through verbal cues, demonstration, and touch based assistance. The postures will be introduced, one at a time, so you can easily memorize the sequence with confidence and comfort. Because this course is personalized, it is suitable for all levels and all abilities.

Choose from three course time options

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

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

  • Course C: 5:30pm - 6:30pm Monday - Thursday

Although this course is offered 4x/week, we recognize this might not always work for your schedule and recommend you try to attend 3x/week at a minimum. Therefore, if you need to miss a class, no worries, we will work with you the next time you come and instruct you on where your practice left off. As a bonus, the course includes access to our weekend class offerings to enjoy an extra practice day or make up a missed class.

Upcoming course dates  

  • April 2 - April 28, 2019 (Start date: Tuesday, April 2)

Course fee:  $99/person

To sign up and register:  It's simple.  Just click on the button below, pay for the course you wish to take, 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 shelley@ashtangaspokane.com  


2) come to a guided class

Guided classes are what most people are familiar with when they think about taking a yoga class. During a guided class, instruction is verbal and participants follow along together accordingly. All of our classes other than Mysore are considered “guided”. Each guided class progresses in level based on the skill level needed to participate safely. We accept drop-in students to our guided classes. Class descriptions. Class calendar.