Local Fort Lauderdale Workshops

Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga Workshop

Our introductory workshops provide a supportive and inclusive environment to begin your Ashtanga Yoga journey or revisit the foundations of the practice.

During the Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga workshop we lay the groundwork for the Mysore classes in a manner that is available to all.  We research the subtleties of free breath and movement through Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations) and some fundamental postures.

This workshop will prepare you to join the Mysore Ashtanga Yoga classes at Ashtanga Yoga Worldwide. In fact, this introductory workshop includes bonus Mysore classes on the week following the workshop so that potential students can get a real and integrated experience of what it is like to practice Mysore style.

All levels are welcome to attend this workshop.

Summer 2017 Introductory Workshop will be from 10:30AM to 11:30AM on the following dates.  Click on the specific date to register.

July 1st 

July 15th

July 29th

August 12th

August 26th

September 9th

September 23rd

A Weekend of Inspiration with Fiona Stang

June 23rd – June 25th


Fiona Stang has over two decades of experience with yoga. She first journeyed to Mysore, India in 1999, and she spent years practicing under the direct guidance of Guruji Pattabhi Jois, who gave her his authorization to teach. She leads the thriving and grounded community of Ashtanga Yoga Vancouver, where she teaches Mysore style daily. She is authorized level 2 by Sharath Jois. Fiona has a passion for healing, a commitment to sharing knowledge, and an abundant wealth of experience. This is a rare opportunity to practice with her in South Florida.

Fri. June 23rd . 6-8:30PM . How to create a practice for your lifetime…. Mulabandha…Breath…Buoyancy…Meditation

Return to the root of ashtanga yoga – the breath and bandha. Re-assess your connection to Mulabandha and approach the practice with new eyes, focusing on energetic movement, buoyancy and meditation.

Sat. June 24th . 8-10:30AM . Led Primary Series

Uncover the power of yoga chikitsa, yoga therapy in this led primary series counted class. Experience the power of vinyasa. Includes chanting and meditation.

Sat. June 24th . 1-3:30PM . Foundational Seeds of Backbending

The initial steps of backbending are developed in the primary series of Ashtanga Yoga. These steps are the foundation for safely executing all types of backbends. In this workshop, we will explore these steps, which provide a foundation for a lifetime of energetic and strong back bending. Includes chanting and meditation.

Sun. June 25th . 8-10:30AM . Mysore Style Ashtanga Yoga
Mysore style ashtanga yoga in the traditional way. This is an ideal class for practitioners who have established practices. In a Mysore setting, Fiona can work individually with students to help tailor their practice to their specific needs. Familiarity with Mysore style required.

Sun. June 25th . 1-3PM . Yoga Therapy – Q & A – Bring your Questions!

How does our practice stay with us for the duration of our lives. Having a therapeutic and healing practice is essential for longevity. Bring your yoga therapy questions to this Q&A session. Includes meditation and chanting.

full weekend 175USD or 205USD after May 5th.

single technique session 45USD

single practice session 35USD

pre-registration is encouraged! Click here to register online

AYW Immersion July 30th – August 4th, 2017

We are so excited about our first Ashtanga Yoga Worldwide Immersion!  This is an opportunity to deepen your practice with our three Mysore teachers Greg Nardi, Juan Carlos Galán, and Amanda Palermo. This immersion includes 5 Mysore Style practiced with our three Mysore teachers and one classically counted class; daily chanting and meditation as well as five afternoon workshops: Yoga & Ayurveda, Surya Namaskar breakdown, Yoga Philosophy, Conference Style Q&A, and Vinyasa Count workshop. This is a chance to delve into your practice in an intimate environment with experienced and highly skilled teachers.  Immerse yourself in Ashtanga Yoga while learning new practice skills. Live this yogic experience. 

daily schedule includes chanting and silent sitting

Saturday July 29th,

4:00 – 5:00PM Orientation

Sunday July 30th.

6:30 – 7:00 AM Chanting

7:00 – 9:00AM  Mysore practice 

2:30 – 4:30PM. Yoga&Ayurveda.  Ayurveda is the ancient science of life. In this lecture, we will discuss introductory Ayurvedic principles and how they can inform our yoga practice on and off the mat. Learn about the theory of the five elements and its impact on our lives. We will share relevant information to support more balance in your life. This is a good session to explore how Ayurveda can enrich and sustain your yoga practice.

5:00 – 5:30PM Meditation

Monday July 31st. 

5:15 – 5:45AM  Chanting

6:00 – 8:30AM Mysore practice

2:30PM – 4:30PM. Surya Namaskar Breakdown.  When practiced with deep awareness and intention, Surya Namaskar contains all the benefits of yoga. By exploring technique, strength building, breath, and mindfulness throughout the whole body, we can then refine the practice of the Surya Namaskar sequence in a fresh way.

5:00 – 5:30PM Meditation

Tuesday Aug 1st. 

5:15 – 5:45AM  Chanting

6:00 – 8:30AM Mysore practice

Tuesday Aug 1st, 2:30PM – 4:30PM. Yoga Philosophy.  This workshop will explore concepts from the Upanishads that shape the eastern worldview. This paradigm is the contextual framework out of which yoga is born. As a modern yoga practitioner, you will be able to fit contemporary yoga practice into an ancient wisdom tradition. We will explore yogic theories and concepts such as conditioned living, the causes of suffering, the means of liberation, and the purpose of life. Come with an open mind, and you will leave inspired.

5:00 – 5:30PM Meditation

Wednesday Aug 2nd. 

5:15 – 5:45AM  Chanting

6:00 – 8:30AM Mysore practice

Wednesday Aug 2nd, 2:30PM – 4:30PM. Conference.  Conference is inherent in the Ashtanga Yoga tradition. It is an opportunity for teachers and students to come together, ask questions, and discuss yoga topics.  Bring questions and comments.

5:00 – 5:30PM Meditation

Thursday Aug 3rd. 

5:15 – 5:45AM  Chanting

6:00 – 8:30AM Mysore practice

Thursday Aug 4th, 2:30PM – 4:30PM. Vinyasa Count. We will explore the use of the classical Sanskrit Vinyasa count as a mental tool during the asana practice. We will learn to count in Sanskrit, count Surya Namaskar and some fundamental asanas, and we will discuss the benefits and efficiency of the full Vinyasa system and rhythm.

5:00 – 5:30PM Meditation

Friday Aug 4th. 

5:45 – 6:15AM  Chanting

6:30 – 8:00AM Led Class

8:15 – 8:45AM Meditation

$650 for the full immersion Click here to register online