Step 1

Current Step 1 Class Series are underway.

New Ashtanga Yoga Shala 'Step1 Class Series' commencing:


Paddington: New 'Step 1 Class Series' commences Monday 6th May 2019 at 7:30pm.

SunnybankNew 'Step 1 Class Series' commences Tuesday 7th May 2019 at 6:30pm

Please contact Ashtanga Yoga Shala by email to make your booking.

Step 1 Class is formatted to meet the needs of both complete beginners,  those with past yoga experience but new to Ashtanga Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga Students from other schools who have relocated to Brisbane and students returning after a long break from practice.

'Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day'. - A.A.Milne, Winnie the Pooh.




Looking for a Yoga School that's personal - where the teacher will know your name; where you will learn an effective Yoga practice with a history; a teaching style that honours Yoga, as a body, mind, spirit discipline; a teaching method that allows for gradual, progressive, individualised instruction; a long term Yoga School where the teacher will have had many years of involvement in Yoga before undertaking further years (not hundreds of hours) of teacher training?

This is Ashtanga Yoga Shala.

We sincerely hope that our efforts may help you discover and evolve through this very rewarding ‘time-honoured’ jewel amongst Yoga practices - your Yoga practice.

Senior Yoga Teacher, Richard Clark, studied many years with the Ashtanga Yoga Shala’s founder, Iain Clark, one of a handful of people in Australia to have been personally Certified by the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (Ashtanga Yoga's master teacher in India) to officially teach and represent Ashtanga Yoga. Richard is known for his integrity in teaching, his emphasis on Yoga philosophy and  the effort he puts into the transmission of Yoga. Following the style of his own teacher, he is dedicated to preserving the Ashtanga yoga tradition and at the same time making the practice accessible and effective for all aspiring Yoga students. 

Come and find out what Ashtanga Yoga is all about.

Classes are conducted at:

10 Moreton Street, Paddington, Brisbane and Sunnybank, Brisbane.



'Thanks for a beautiful class again last night. I have to say, I have dappled in yoga for the last 5 or so years, and have never felt so connected to a yoga practice, it feels so honest. Very grateful for what you bring and teach'. - Emma

'It seems that there is yoga and yoga. Thank you for teaching yoga last night. I have learned so much, and got so much inspiration out of it, I want to learn more' . - Sabine

'I feel that I have a unique possibility here with you as an ashtanga teacher since you are teaching it the right way and in a way which is always thoughtful to the body. - Romano

'Once I stopped attending your classes, I’ve been going to lots of other “yoga” classes, (although really, they are just asana). What you can achieve at these other classes is of such low quality compared to what can be achieved at your classes, they really are little more than stretching exercises. Apart from anything else, just having to be constantly listing to the teacher, (who changes the postures from week to week), to tell you the next posture, makes it almost impossible to have any sort of focus. It really made me very grateful to have had the opportunity to learn under you. I still regularly use the yoga you taught me. Only last week I was in a meeting with someone who really presses my buttons and I just sat there with my mantra of “Love and compassion…love and compassion…” going through my head’. - Matt


You'll be in good hands at Ashtanga Yoga Shala.