Ashtanga Yoga School Spokane is located on Spokane’s historic south hill near Manito Park.

Below is a short list of lodging, local cafes and markets within a sensible distance of AYS, as well as a few suggested places to see and things to do.


The Davenport Hotels There are four luxury Davenport Hotels located in downtown Spokane, not far from our shala. This collection of hotels offers history, comfort, and convenience. Even if you aren’t staying at these hotels, they all offer wonderful restaurants and the Historic Davenport Hotel is a landmark for Spokane that you might not want to miss just to walk through the grand lobby.

The Hotel Ruby This downtown hotel offers discounted rates through AAA, AARP, and to members of the military. The Ruby also offers a free bike rental program for its guests.

The Madison Inn This affordably priced hotel on the South Hill is just a few minutes away from AYS down Grand Boulevard.

The Quality Inn Hotel The Downtown 4th Ave Quality Inn is a mid-range option only a short drive from our studio.

The Holiday Inn Express Just across the Spokane River from downtown, this option for a casual hotel stay is located near Gonzaga University.

Bed and Breakfasts

The 1899 House B&B This historic bed and breakfast is only a 10-minute drive from AYS! Built in 1899 and now restored to a new purpose, this inn offers your choice of 2 suites and use of beautifully decorated common areas. 

Marianna Stoltz House Less than fifteen minutes away from our shala, this bed and breakfast has been in business for almost thirty years! It is located in the University District, just 1 mile from downtown. 

Airbnb There are some wonderful and budget-friendly options on Airbnb that can accommodate one guest or a group of guests near our studio and near Spokane’s visitor attractions.

Restaurants, Cafes, and markets

Allie’s Vegan Pizzeria and Café Just down Grand Boulevard from AYS, this restaurant offers delicious options ranging from comfort foods like their famous pizzas to a vegan take on classic weekend brunch.

Rocket Market Not only can you fill up your gas tank at this small grocery market, but you can also find vegetarian and vegan foods and treat yourself to a wide range of baked goods at the espresso bar.

Rockwood Bakery Our Shala neighborhood coffee shop! There are some vegetarian options available at this bakery 7 blocks down the road from our school, along with a full espresso bar and a wide array of pastries.

Mizuna Restaurant This downtown restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, and it features many suitable options for vegetarians. In the spring and summer you can enjoy patio seating.

Boots Bakery and Lounge An entirely vegan bistro in downtown Spokane open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with special brunch options on Saturdays and Sundays.

Saranac Public House A fun downtown restaurant offering fresh, local and healthy fare. Many menu items are vegan, vegetarian & gluten free friendly.

Method Juice Café This downtown location is a great option for smoothies, juices, acai bowls, and some warm options like rice bowls.

Huckleberry’s While there are small sections of this health food store located in bigger grocery chains on the South Hill, we recommend the Monroe St. location which also contains a vegetarian-friendly bistro and salad bar.

Trader Joe’s If you’re looking for a quick snack or a big grocery haul, we are just a short drive from the South Hill location of Trader Joe’s.

Main Market Co-op This co-op contains grocery options as well as a deli, hot food bar, and salad bar.

Perry District Farmers Market Enjoy local food and other vendors on Thursday afternoons and evenings May through October seasonally.

Kendall Yards Night Market On Wednesday nights you can meet all your local food needs and enjoy other craft vendors and entertainment May through September seasonally.

Bike Rentals

Several businesses offer bike rentals in Spokane, including:

Spoke ‘N Sport

Cool Water Bikes

The Bike Hub


Public Transportation

Visit the website for Spokane Transit Authority for transportation options or to route schedules. Google Maps may also be helpful to you.

Things to Do

 Manito Park Whether you’re strolling through Duncan Garden or taking a quiet moment at the Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden (pictured on this pages header!), the color and texture of this park makes it a perfect place to spend an afternoon.

Comstock Park Beat the Spokane summer heat in the Comstock pool by signing up for a Splash Pass! Every year on Labor Day, Comstock Park hosts the Spokane Symphony for an outdoor concert. 

Riverfront Park This 100-acre park along the Spokane River is a great place to picnic or play, and is home to countless outdoor events in the spring and summer. 

Centennial Trail The Centennial Trail connects the Spokane and Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho communities over 60+ beautiful miles. For the outdoor adventurer, the challenging section of the trail in Spokane follows the Spokane River, offering striking views along the way - Check out Riverside State Park!

Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture The MAC—one of five Smithsonian affiliates in the state of Washington—is in the beautiful and historic “Browne’s Addition” neighborhood. 

Jundt Art Museum at Gonzaga University This growing collection of art in rotating exhibitions is free and open to the public and is located on the picturesque campus of Gonzaga University.

River Park Square Spokane’s premier destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment in one central downtown location.

The Flourmill This small boutique shopping center is home to great food and interesting shops in downtown Spokane. 

First Fridays On the first Friday of each month, downtown Spokane becomes a platform for the area’s artists, performers, restaurants, and merchants. This is the perfect way to explore Spokane night life.