Ashtanga Yoga Phoenix is a traditional Ashtanga Yoga studio, following the teachings (parampara) of R. Sharath Jois and the late Shri K. Pattabhi Jois. We offer morning and evening Mysore style and Led classes, along with Yin, Restorative, Nidra and Gentle Yoga. Our Yin teachers have been specially trained in Italy to offer the greatest benefits of Yin Yoga. We are located in the heart of Downtown Phoenix, making it easily accessible for practitioners valley-wide, and Ashtanga Yoga is located in our hearts, making it just as easily accessible to our members!
Ashtanga Yoga is a practice following the teachings as laid out by author Patanjali, of the Yoga Sutras. He explains the eight-fold path to reach the goal of Yoga; Samadhi - to find peace in the heart and mind among the daily grind. At AYP, we practice the vinyasa system that has been discovered, cultivated and continued by T. Krishnamacharya, K. Pattabhi Jois, and currently the director of KPJAYI - R. Sharath Jois.
We also specialize in looking at each individual student’s needs, whether it be more focus on ancient breathing techniques, muscle testing and anatomy, modified practice or advanced postures. Sharath Jois has said, “You should try and practice everyday.” This is where you will discover the most about yourself and receive the most benefit from your practice. At AYP we are happy to welcome the young, the old, the injured, the strong, the advanced, and everyone in between.
In the wise words of late Shri K. Pattabhi Jois, “Anyone can practice.” So please, come... take practice!