Ashtanga Yoga Classes in Philadelphia

[updated 9/2/11]

Dear Elephantbeans,

I’m moving to Philadelphia and am looking for a place to practice Ashtanga, hopefully mysore-style.  Know of any places?

Here is what we uncovered.  Did we miss something?  Let us know!

12 responses to “Ashtanga Yoga Classes in Philadelphia

  1. You should contact Jill Manning…she just moved from Philly to Providence…and no longer teaches there (so sad for you!!!) but she would be able to tell you about the scene there….and she does return from time to time for workshops….check out her blog at
    send her a message…she will surely get back to you!!

  2. Hi, We’re starting a Mysore program at 242 N 3rd St in Old City on Nov 23rd. Certified teacher Noah Williams will be teaching morning classes at 7 AM and authorized teacher Mary Flinn will be teaching Mysore class at 5PM beginning Dec 5. Check with us for details.

  3. YogaSquared been doing the traditional mysore classes in the mornings for about 2 years, has some evening classes, David Garrigues Certified
    great community

  4. Shanti Yoga Shala is up and running and offering a beautiful program of Ashtanga and Jivamukti classes. Come visit

  5. Hi – check out or – David is teaching at the moment out of the Rittenhouse Square Dhyana Yoga space.

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  7. Please come and take a Mysore or Led Ashtanga class with Maya Rao who just arrived from Mumbai. Mysore practice 7-10 AM Monday-Friday, doors open at 6:30, Full led primary every Sunday at 10AM, half led at noon. Half led every Tuesday at 6:45 PM. Maya spent 5 years in Mysore studying with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and Sharath after spending a year in Pune studying Iyengar yoga. She also studied at the Bihar School of Yoga.

  8. To help unify the Philadelphia Yoga community, Shanti Yoga Shala has merged with Yoga Squared (Y2). Until our move in July to 1201 Spruce St, morning Mysore with Eira Adeli and Greg Nardi (beginning May 17th) will be held at Y2 located at 1611 Walnut Street, 4th floor. Doors open at 6:15am, practice is from 6:30-9:30am Monday – Friday. Because there are 9:45am classes at this space we ask that all Mysore students please be out of the studio no later than 9:45am. Sunday Mysore will continue to be held at Shanti Yoga Shala in Old City from 8:30-11:30am. We hope the interim Mysore practice situation will not be too challenging until we move into our beautiful new space this summer.

  9. I have just opened up the Ashtanga Yoga School of Philadelphia on Jeweler’s Row in Philadelphia (733 Sansom Street). Check out the website and pop in for a Mysore class!!

    Hari Om,
    David Garrigues

    (Certified Ashtanga Teacher since 97′)

  10. Yoga Mala Shala runs a Mysore-style Ashtanga vinyasa yoga program M-F, 7-9.30am, doors open 6.30. 1720 Mt. Vernon Street in Central Philadelphia near the Art Museum. Visit for details. Sarva mangalam, Katherine Shriver

  11. Yoga Mala Shala runs a Mysore-style Ashtanga Yoga program in Central Philadelphia near the Art Museum, M-F, 7-9.30am, doors open 6.30. Sundays Mysore room open 5-7pm. Out-of-towners with a regular practice are welcome. See http// for more details about our beautiful space and growing community. Sarva mangalam, Katherine Shriver

  12. For Ashtanga Outside of the city, Go to:
    Amy’s Yoga w a Heart
    623 West Lancaster Ave.
    Wayne, PA 19087
    (yoga instructor on the Main Line since 1994)
    Workshop w authorized instructor from Bristol Yoga in VT:
    Christine Hoar June 1-3 2012:
    Primary, Second, Backbends, Ayurvedic principles, Indian cooking Class and Meal! Gorgeous suburban setting- w rolling native meadows, large pond

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