Practice Yoga Austin is a donation-based yoga studio offering absurdly high quality yoga classes on a “sliding-scale” – making the practice of yoga accessible for as many people as possible. We have a recommended minimum donation of $5 cash, or $7 credit and a suggested donation of $15 or more per class. Our teachers are all highly trained professional adults who are here to hold space, educate, and exercise our student body. In order for us to pay them well and to meet our overhead costs we ask only that you give what is within your means to do, but please, find no excuse not to practice and support us as we grow our vision.
Where to Park
Parking is free all day everyday, up and down both sides of 6th st., on the side of our building, or in the dirt lot next to Cheer-up Charlies. Stop by Cheer-ups in the evening for a delicious draft kombucha or something a little stronger
What to Bring
Practice Yoga Austin has fluoride-free, arsenic-free, FREE filtered water on tap. Bring a water bottle and filler-up. We offer hand towels free of charge, and have mats for sale. If you happen to forget your mat we have a loaner for you.
Align I, II, III
Alignment-based yoga, emphasizing precise bio-mechanical alignment and actions. The pace of the class can be moderate to advanced, and can include some vinyasa, but alignment will be emphasized.
The Ashtanga Yoga postures, as taught in the tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, lead to abundant health. The primary series focuses on āsanas that purify the body and restore health. The āsanas are arranged in a sequential order, each posture builds on the previous one, strengthening and returning the body to a state of balance.
A special, deeper studies offering, this class will explore the various paths to your inner world and take you beyond the physical realm of practice. Diving deep to the roots of personal understanding, class will include a variety of approaches to quieting your mind, investigating your world, and cultivating a rich inner life. Incorporating meditation, pranayama, mantra, journaling, spiritual psychology and much more, this is a perfect compliment to your regular asana practice and a great support for teachers of yoga.
This is a 2.5-3 hour advanced alignment-based practice for teachers and seasoned practitioners. A working knowledge of alignment-based asana is required. It is a mostly unassisted practice rather than a taught class and will either be led by the teacher or the teacher will be practicing alongside participants. Permission required.
Ashtanga yoga, as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, is a series of postures, linked together by breath through the vinyasa method. In Mysore class, students are taught individually in a group setting so that they can learn and adapt to the series at their own pace. Memorizing and repeating the sequence is essential to a Mysore practice. Students will learn to use their breath, energy locks (bandhas) and specific gazing points (drishti) to attain mental focus and harmonize the body and mind.
Vinyasa I, II, III
Vinyasa is a system of yoga in which the breath is coordinated with the movement and the movements or postures are linked together in a continuous “flow”. The system is known for it’s “strong” yet “fluid” approach to yoga, in which strength, agility and flexibility are developed with continued practice. Depending on the level, some yoga experience would be recommended.