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AYO shala | Ashtanga Yoga School in Okinawa

Practitioners from all walks of life and from all corners of the world are welcome to join us in practice.

AYO shala is a practice space dedicated to the traditional teachings of the Ashtanga Yoga method.

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Breath is the key to vitality. Ashtanga Yoga is rooted in proper breathing.

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Ashtanga Yoga is a meditation in motion.

For most, it is easier to run for 5km than to sit calm for 1 minute.

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Ashtanga Yoga is a dynamic form of Yoga practice, strengthening and healing the entire body.

Sitting is the new smoking.

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Slowing down

When the days are rushing and everything moves so fast, Yoga practice brings calmness into our daily routines.

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Letting go

Through the practice of self observation you take control over yourself.

Ego is not your amigo.

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Discovering yourself

Through self practice and observation you start discovering your behavioral habits and slowly uncovering your true self.

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Discover the transformative power of the Ashtanga Yoga method.

Numbers Speak

Don't fall for 200h teacher training courses.

Would you go to a doctor with such qualifications?


years of personal practice

Continued study with the best teachers worldwide.


years of teaching

In Germany, Japan, Mexico, Poland and India


students age range

Anyone can practice Ashtanga Yoga, only unmotivated once cannot make it.

Ashtanga Yoga method

Traditionally Yoga was always a personal practice, a form of journey within the depths of our own consciousness. In our classes from the day one each student is assigned with his own practice that follows the traditional Ashtanga Yoga system. You immediately become an independent practitioner with respect to your predispositions, history and time on your hands.

Our classes include a dynamic practice of positions (asanas), which within time and devotion will evoke deep concentration and a meditative state. Further along the path you can learn additional techniques such as Kriyas, Pranayama and Meditation. Once a month we meet together to study Yoga philosophy.