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.


Yoga Classes: Paddington


Ashtanga Yoga Shala Classes at Paddington Hall have been offered consistently for over 20 years. 

The Paddington Hall is a humble but large, welcoming space, the atmosphere of which has been infused with energy via the efforts of so many yogis over so many years.

Classes offered weekly: Ashtanga Yoga Shala – ‘Step 1 Class Series’ and Ashtanga Yoga Mysore classes.

Getting started:  it's easy!

  • If you're pregnant, please contact us first before attending any yoga class to discuss the suitability of these yoga classes with a teacher.
  • We do not offer a trial yoga class or a casual yoga class rates.
  • Yoga Teachers/Yoga trainee teachers must contact the Ashtanga Yoga Shala, via email, before attending any classes, and request permission to attend the Ashtanga Yoga Shala classes.  Confirmation will be sent to you via email.

"The correct preparation for any journey is all important"

About Step 1 Ashtanga Yoga classes: Begins the journey of the Ashtanga Yoga practice. A led, group class taught with sincerity, clear instructions and integrity, setting the groundwork from which your future yoga practice will be constructed.

This is a guided class designed to introduce newcomers to Ashtanga Yoga as well as those experienced in other styles of Yoga, to the basic principles of Ashtanga Yoga.

Whilst a reasonable level of fitness is encouraged, you need not be flexible or particularly strong to begin. Step 1 Class is a led/guided class, suitable for beginners and no experience is necessary. You do, however, need to be able to move with ease from a standing to a sitting position.

The purpose of the Step 1 class is to establish important, fundamental components of Ashtanga Yoga. 

Step 1 students are required to book into classes (‘Step 1 Class Series’).

After the initial 4 x week, Step 1 Series program, students can book into another 4 x week program to build confidence and familiarity with the principles, or move into a 'Mysore Style Class' if they have completed the program requirements and feel ready.

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

Mysore Style Class:

Continuing the journey - the traditional class format for developing a real yoga practice.

Classes currently underway. New 'Series' of Mysore Style Ashtanga Yoga commencing soon.

Pre-requisite: your ability to memorise and work through either the Ashtanga Yoga Shala Step 1 practice sequence and have completed the work for the Step 1 class.

Mysore Style is an individually instructed, self-paced class which continues on from Step 1. Here students with varying ranges of experience practise together, demonstrating regular and committed yoga practise and their ability to integrate new instructions under the guidance and encouragement of the teacher.

This is the traditional class format and the most effective method for developing a yoga practice.

There are various class attendance options available to the Mysore style students, depending on frequency of attendance.

Attendance by class bookings only. 

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

(all new enquiries to the school will only be forwarded the Step 1 class schedule. Current Mysore students at Ashtanga Yoga Shala can request the current Mysore Schedule if they have misplaced it).

There also Mysore Style Classes at Sunnybank


   Location: 10 Moreton Street, Paddington, Brisbane, QLD

To enter the hall walk through the front green gate and come up the steps at the side of the hall.

Parking: There’s always plenty of street parking, 7 days a week. On ‘Event’ and ‘Game days’ at the nearby Suncorp Stadium, observe the special 2 hour parking zones provided by Council for Yoga classes


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