Step 1

Current Step 1 Class Series are underway.

New Ashtanga Yoga Shala 'Step1 Class Series' commencing:


Paddington: New 'Step 1 Class Series' commences Monday 6th May 2019 at 7:30pm.

SunnybankNew 'Step 1 Class Series' commences Tuesday 7th May 2019 at 6:30pm

Please contact Ashtanga Yoga Shala by email to make your booking.

Step 1 Class is formatted to meet the needs of both complete beginners,  those with past yoga experience but new to Ashtanga Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga Students from other schools who have relocated to Brisbane and students returning after a long break from practice.

'Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day'. - A.A.Milne, Winnie the Pooh.


Ashtanga Yoga


Since before the time of written records, the inner technology of Yoga has existed.The practice of yoga is a process of self-discovery and transformation. Sincere appication of Yoga provides the opportunity for transformation by gradually dissolving the physical, mental and emotional 'blocks' that restrict our life potential.


One distinct branch on the tree of Yoga is known as Hatha Yoga. In Hatha Yoga, body postures (asanas), breathing methods (pranayama), cleansing processes, deep relaxation and concentration create a strong, supple and relaxed body, increased vitality and a calm, focused mind.

In a city of Southern India, one remarkable Yogi was involved in the practice and teaching of a unique and high energy method of Hatha Yoga for well over 60 years. His name was Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. This Ashtanga system of sequencing yoga-asana with the vinyasa connecting movements in a specific sequence was once advised and outlined by an ancient Indian sage - Vamana Rishi.

Ashtanga Yoga, a classical method of Hatha Yoga, is renowned for its dynamic, flowing yoga-asana sequences. Here each asana unfolds into another, linked by vinyasa (the synchronised movement breathing system) in a continuous cycle, involving the application of specific muscular activations (bandhas), gaze points (drishti-s) and the 'soothing' ujjayi breath. 

This fluid, meditative movement with seamless ‘ujjayi breathing’ threads together a ‘garland’ of beautiful yoga postures. These posture sequences are energetic and challenging, cleansing the body, quieting the mind and releasing your inner potential.

Moreover, Ashtanga Yoga Shala introduces over time, an avenue into the living philosophy of Yoga.

Ashtanga Yoga is the original vinyasa flow system from which the likes of power yoga, dynamic yoga and other vinyasa flow classes have attempted to draw influences. Through the efforts of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, the Ashtanga series have been preserved for future generations and are accessible to you in their authentic mannner through Ashtanga Yoga Shala.


Benefits of Ashtanga YogaSee what Ashtanga Yoga Shala students say.