Mission Statement for Ventura Yoga Studio

We offer a safe, nurturing and inclusive learning environment for people of all capabilities and ages, from beginners to the very experienced student looking to deepen their practice. We offer classes in Iyengar Style Yoga and T’ai Chi Chih®, a moving meditation originated by Justin Stone. We preserve, embrace and share these practices that activate, circulate and balance the vital force energy (Prana or Chi) for the promotion of health, well-being and joy. Both practices can bring improved balance, longevity and serenity, providing the opportunity for inner peace and tranquility.  For more, see the About Us page.



Yoga for Beginners with Rachel Calabrese
6-week course on Saturdays at 11:30 am; begins November 8th.
Textbook included. Price for entire course is $80.00.

congratulations on our anniversary

September 16th - Ventura Yoga's 25th Year
AND the first year Anniversary of new ownership!

In Memoriam

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B.K. S. Iyengar  •  December 14, 1918 - August 20, 2014

"Yoga is a light which once lit will never dim. The better you practice, the brighter the flame."

"The Light that yoga sheds on Life is something special. It is transformative. It does not just change the way we see things; it transforms the person who sees."

"It is through your body that you realize you are a spark of divinity."

"Practice, practice, practice and the rest will follow."

Specialty Classes


Restorative Yoga

Sundays 9:00 - 10:30am  • Staff rotation AND
Fridays 6:00 - 7:30pm with Benja

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T'ai Chi Chih®
(a Qigong/Chi Kung moving meditation)

Wednesdays 11:15 - 12:15 & 5:30 - 6:30 pm AND
Saturdays 11:15 - 12:15 with Jeneth

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All Wall Yoga

Fridays 9:00 - 10:30am with Bernie


Yoga for Senior's

Thursdays 12:30 - 1:30pm with Jane

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Yoga in the Chair

Thursdays 9:00 - 10:30am With Pamela
Regular, Unlimited & Senior class packages are accepted

Upcoming Workshops

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ABCs of Abdominal Integration;
Alignment and Support with Lisa Walford.

When we think of the belly, we generally think of core strength. A deeper look at Yoga Sutras and how contemporary medicine view the abdominal area reveals a profound nexus of body-mind connections.
6 months Iyengar style yoga experience required •  more information

Saturday, November 22, 2014 •  1:00 - 3:30pm

$35.00 by November 15, $40.00 thereafter

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From the Skin to the Soul; A Weekend Immersion
with Mary Obendorfer and Eddy Marks

Come join Mary & Eddy for a weekend emersion experience into the depths of Iyengar yoga. With vision, clarity & kindness they will guide and assist each of us to a deeper understanding of asana (poses) and pranayama (breath work) providing an opportunity for growth in the journey down the yogic path of Patanjali. All Levels Welcome!

Friday October 24 to Sunday, October 26 •  detailed schedule
$250.00 by September 15, 2014, $275.00 thereafter
Friday night class only (if space allows) $50 •  printable flyer
Mary & Eddy will teach together all of the classes during the weekend, which means you are actually
getting two senior teachers for the price of one!

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Yoga Wall 1 Intensive with Bryan Legere

February 6,7 and 8, 2015  •  Get the flyer