Intro to Ashtanga Newsletter - February

A Perfect Place to Begin...

Join AYCT co-owner David for an exciting 4-week course to explore the foundations of Ashtanga Yoga.  

A Course For Total Beginners

For students with no previous experience of Ashtanga. Learn the fundamentals of the Ashtanga yoga practice in a slow, safe and comprehensive way. During this four week course, students will learn Sun Salutations and the Fundamental Postures, breathing techniques, and the Mysore style approach to practice.

By the end of this course you'll have a solid understanding of the Ashtanga yoga method and will have a short sequence memorized that you can practice on your own.

All classes at AYCT are socially distanced and follow COVID-19 safety protocols.


DR Assist

Class Schedule

Week 1: Feb 5/22
The basic techniques of Ashtanga Yoga: Breath, Posture and Gaze. Learn the Sun Salutations, and how to finish your practice with the last 3 sitting poses.

Week 2: Feb 12/22
Beginning the Fundamental Sequence: Learn the vinyasa and alignment for the first six standing poses.

Week 3: Feb 19/22
Continuing the Fundamentals: Finishing up the Fundamental Sequence with the vinyasa and alignment for the last 5 poses.

Week 4: Feb 26/22
Introduction to Mysore-style practice. Review of the course and next steps to continue building your practice.

Beginner Friendly

This course is perfect for total beginners looking to begin their yoga journey.  Each pose is taught slowly and in detail with modifications.


Our beginners course is perfect for those with no experience. You'll enjoy learning as part of a small and supportive group.

Space is limited to 15 students


Regular Pricing: $120 CAD

SAVE $20 until January 29th!!
Early Bird Pricing: ONLY $100 CAD

Space is limited to 15 students.

Refunds will only be issued if local Covid19 measures disallow in-person classes.

Meet David

DR Bio

David Robson is a practitioner and teacher of Ashtanga Yoga, in the tradition of Sharath Yoga Centre (SYC). David is the director of the Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Toronto, where he leads one of the world’s largest Mysore programs outside of India.

David began a daily practice in 1998 while at university studying Comparative Religion. After graduating, David made his first trip to Mysore, India in 2002, where he initiated studies with his teacher Sharath Jois. Since then he has returned to Mysore annually to deepen and enrich his practice and teaching.

In 2007, David was Authorized to teach Ashtanga and now holds a level 2 authorization.

David has become well-known on social media for his educational and entertaining yes/no tutorials. Through these videos he's become one of the most recognized and respected Ashtanga Yoga teachers worldwide.

David teaches the morning Mysore program at Ashtanga Toronto, and leads workshops and retreats around the world with his wife Jelena.