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Intro to Ashtanga - JV April - Web

A Perfect Place to Begin...

Join AYCT co-owner and world renowned Ashtanga teacher Jelena Vesić for an exciting new course to learn 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 these four classes, 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.



Class Schedule

Day 1: Apr 26/22
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.

Day 2: Apr 28/22
Beginning the Fundamental Sequence: Learn the vinyasa and alignment for the first six standing poses.

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

Day 4: May 5/22
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 April 12!!
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 Jelena

JV Bio

Jelena first came to yoga through dance. As a former ballet dancer of 16 years, the structure and rigour of the Ashtanga Yoga practice felt like home. Drawn to the discipline, mindfulness of the movement and emphasis on the breath, Jelena made the Ashtanga practice her sole focus in 2009.

Jelena has maintained a daily Ashtanga practice for over a decade. She’s made two trips to Mysore, India to study with her teacher, Sharath Jois.

Lastly, Jelena’s true passion lies in promoting rescue and adoption of (street) dogs. You can often find her sharing her love for #adoptdontshop on her IG, and sharing the joys of living with her two fur-babies, Boksoon and Khani, both celebrities in their own right.