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.





Richard Clark

Richard Clark completed a 3 year teacher training at Ashtanga Yoga Shala. He undertook Yoga practices as a teenager through the Satyananda and Sivananda Yoga Schools. He has a Bachelor Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture), qualifications in Herbal Medicine and Massage Therapy. He is a Practitioner of Ayurvedic Medicine and is a past president of the Australasian Ayurvedic Practioners Association. 







Maxine Conroy

Maxine Conroy has been practising Ashtanga Yoga since 1992 and has completed a 3 year teacher training at Ashtanga Yoga Shala. She is a secondary school Visual Art teacher. Maxine continues a family involvement in yoga, her mother having been one Australia's early IYTA (International Yoga Teachers Association) Yoga teachers. Maxine has additionally travelled to and studied with the late Sri Pattabhi Jois in Mysore India.



Iain Clark

Iain Clark is one of only 5 people in Australia and a small group worldwide to have been personally Certified to teach and represent Ashtanga Yoga by the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (Ashtanga Yoga's master teacher) . Iain was initially drawn towards yoga as a teenager and attended classes at a local Ashram. Since then he has undertaken University studies in Western Pyschology, Sanskrit and Comparitive Eastern Religions. Additionally Iain has long been involved in the study of Ayurveda and has completed Yoga teacher training in several styles of Yoga.