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 Yoga and T’ai Chi Chih®. 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.


Announcements

Here is the CURRENT Schedule:
Please have a look!  •  Printed Schedule

Wednesday mornings are changing!

anna spanoupolus teaches yoga

NEW CLASS - Levels 1 & 2 Iyengar Yoga with Anna at 8:00am beginning January 9

linda sackette
NEW TIME - All levels Yoga with Linda will start at 9:45
(changed from 9:30am) beginning January 9



bks iyengar family in Pune

Classes with the Masters

Next date to be announced.

This is a series of occasional classes. It is quite an experience, especially for those who have never been to India to study with the Iyengars. Come watch, take notes or practice along to a videotaped class taught by B.K.S., Geeta or Prashant Iyengar shown on our big flatscreen TV.Use your class package or purchase a single class. 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the Bellur Trust.


In Memoriam

bks iyengar

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."


geeta iyengar

Geeta S. Iyengar  •  December 7, 1944 - December 16 2018

“Whenever we find stiffness in the body, our mind should be especially supple. It is never the stiffness in our bodies that limits our practice, it is always the stiffness of our mind.”

“We are missing the gold if we do asanas as a physical practice only.”


Specialty Classes

restorative yoga at Ventura Yoga Studio

Full Restorative Yoga

Fridays 6:00 - 7:30

Partial Restorative Yoga

Sundays 9:00 - 10:30am, Thursdays 6:00 - 7:30pm, Fridays 9:00 - 10:30am

tai chi chih hand

T'ai Chi Chih®

(a Qigong/Chi Kung moving meditation)
Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:30 pm
with Jeneth

yoga wall poses

Yoga Wall Plus

Tuesdays 9:00 - 10:30 am

seniors doing yoga at Ventura Yoga Studio

Yoga for Seniors

Tuesdays 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Thursdays 12:30 - 1:30 pm

yogic breathing

Pranayama (yogic breath practices)

Thursdays 9:00 - 10:30am
Thursdays 6:00 - 7:30pm
Fridays 9:00 - 10:30am

community yoga at Ventura Yoga Studio

Community Yoga

$5 - $10 suggested "donation"
or use class package
Fridays 6:00-7:30pm
Restorative Yoga

Upcoming Workshops

judi brown teaching Iyengar Yoga

All Levels Workshop with Judy Summers Brown


Relief for Neck and Shoulders: Sunday, February 10, 2019

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Mary and Eddy Yoga team

Mary and Eddy's Weekend Workshop is still right around the corner
...but wait..New Dates!


Weekend Immersion: March 15-17, 2019

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anna delury, yoga instructor for VYS

All Levels Workshop with Anna Delury


Yoga and Geetaji

Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 1:30-4:30

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Watch for more information on future workshops May 19 and September 21, 2019!

vladimir jandov yoga teacher portrait

Vladimir Jandov, CIYT, E-RYT 500 is back at VYS!


Well-Groundedness

Sunday, April 28, 2019, 3:30-6:00pm

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Maria apt, yoga instructor for VYS

Save the Date for Maria Apt


General Workshop June 1, 2019

Watch for more information!

Linda DiCarlo, yoga instructor for VYS

Save the Date for Linda diCarlo


Annual Workshop November 1-3, 2019

Watch for more information!