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.

Peter Sanson — 5 Mysore Mornings; Wed. 7th to Sunday 11th March.
We have Peter coming once again so please contact us to book your place. Give early or later start time as a preference (the early start times are very close to full). Full cost of workshop $135. Cost per session $30. For more information click here.


 “Lending a Hand”: Te Aro Astanga Yoga Community Service Day — Sat. 17th March

Are you keen to hang out with the Te Aro Astanga Yoga community and help out the wider Wellington community at the same time? We are planning a “Lending a Hand” day on Matiu/Somes Island in Wellington harbour. Our day will start at 7.30 am with a Led Ashtanga Yoga practice at the shala. We will then catch the ferry to Matiu/ Somes from Queens wharf at 10 am. More details to come…Numbers are strictly limited to 12 persons so register your interest by emailing Mike: