Authentic yoga in the heart of Wellington

Te Aro Astanga yoga (also spelt ‘ashtanga yoga’) is a yoga studio in Wellington that brings the mind, body and spirit into unity while enhancing physical fitness and boosting inner strength. It is an ideal form of yoga for beginners and advanced practitioners alike.

Based on the teachings of Sanskrit scholar Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, our Astanga yoga classes combine breath control (pranayama) with flowing movements (vinyasa). As students move through the different postures (asanas), they focus attention on the breath, gazing points (drishti) and energy locks (bandhas). This process stretches the limbs, focuses the mind and cultivates confidence.

In short order, students at our yoga studio enjoy increased flexibility, cardio, and circulatory health. Astanga practice can balance metabolism, firm up the body and (through improved respiration) provide a tremendous boost of vitality. We offer open classes in the classic Mysore style yoga, led classes (students following an instructor) and beginners yoga classes for those seeking to build a solid foundation for their well being.

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Looking Ahead.

Celebration – Sat. 19th May at 1pm
On Sat. 19th May Mike turns 60! He also celebrates 20 yrs teaching Ashtanga Yoga. We are having an event at Te Aro Astanga Yoga to mark these 2 fantastic anniversaries. We will demonstrate some yoga, have chai and nibbles and Mike will give a talk about how he feels about practicing for 25+ years and teaching for 20. There will also be the opportunity to ask questions. More details here.

New Prices from 1st April 2018.
Our prices and our pricing structure are changing on the 1st April 2018. We want to move to a more Social Enterprise funding model. To find out more, click on this Link.