Notice: Public classes in Bellingham are currently suspended.
Monthly Tuition: $50
Drop In: $15
In Depth Studies/Teacher Training: $1600
*Please pay in advance or bring payment with you to class (we take all forms of currency)
Ashtanga Yoga requires commitment and dedication. It is for your protection and benefit that we seek to support your personal practice through continued daily study under a qualified teacher (yoga sutra 1:14). Therefore, we ask all regular students of the yoga school to participate in monthly tuition.
All classes are held at 1412 Cornwall Ave. Bellingham WA 98225
There is no practice on new and full moon days. A list of our observed moon days can be found by clicking here.
Beginners are welcome at our Mysore Class.
Arrive and leave at any time during Mysore class session.
Yoga Ability Levels as observed at Ashtanga Yoga Bellingham
Level 1- All levels
Level 2-Some experience is helpful. Physically demanding. Stamina required.
Level 3-Experienced ashtanga yoga practitioners with excellent stamina and physical ability.
Level 4-Advanced practitioners with ability to progress beyond the primary series
Level 5-Advanced practitioners and teachers with abilities up through the majority of the second series
About Ashtanga Yoga
Ashtanga Yoga is a universal bhakti yoga practice which utilizes hatha yoga techniques primarily in the form of asana and pranayama. The yoga sequences of Ashtanga yoga are derived from the Yoga Korunta and have been improved and refined through guided practice and research within the lineage. The practices and popular sequences of Ashtanga Yoga are most famously known through the teachings of Sri K Pattabhi Jois. Ashtanga uses kriya yoga techniques based on the 8 limbed process of practice defined in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, particularly outlined in chapter 2. The practice of Ashtanga Yoga is foreshadowed by the observances of ethical and moral principles in the yoga sutras known as the yamas and niyamas; two forms of ascetic disciplines which accompany our practice of devotional asana and pranayama. Ashtanga Yoga can be defined in the yoga sutras as "yogas-chitta-vritti-nirodaha" -or- the stilling of the mind through practice. Many people believe that the ancient lineage and traditional power of Ashtanga Yoga, which was known by great sages living in India centuries ago, is now living through the gurus and instructors of the K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, located in Southern India. Our practice is based on the techniques at that institute and consists of daily devotional asana sequences based in traditional formats, utilizing contemporary adaptations. AYB is a utilitarian, non-dogmatic, research based yoga school which focuses on the individual betterment of human beings by means of the realization of potential through recognition of the self, or purusha, thus removing the conflict/suffering causing roots of delusion (avidya) caused by the existential poison of samsara (cyclic existence). We teach Ashtanga Yoga to people of all abilities through group style led classes, traditional mysore classes, individual instruction, and continual research sessions.