Pacific Ashtanga Yoga Shala is a Yoga School dedicated to student growth, inspiration and health. In addition to our full schedule of yoga classes the Shala offers teachings on yoga asana (postures), breath practice, meditation and philosophy. Read more...

Holiday Party

Holiday Party/Snackluck

Please joins for our annual snackluck on Saturday, January 27th 5-7pm.

Drinks and finger snacks.
Sign up for the snackluck at the Shala.

34700 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 205
Capistrano Beach, CA 92624

Upper Parking Lot Repairs

Tuesday January 23rd and Wednesday January 24th
Upper parking lot will be closed.
Please park in the underground parking lot during these repairs.


Next Moon Days

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Blaze's Blessings Jar

Workshops & Events

One Precious Life

48 Day Meditation and Practice
with Diana Christinson
11am - 1:30pm

Follow-up: Two 1-1/2 hour sessions
Saturday, February 10th and February 24th
11am - 12:30pm
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Clear Consciousness Meditation

with Eric Berg
Thursdays, January 11th, 18th, 25th
February 1st, 8th, 22nd
6pm - 7pm
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Introduction to the Wim Hof Method

with Diana Christinson
  Date Change:
12:30 am - 4:30pm
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432hz Spirit Metacine Sound Meditation

David Thunder
with Shane Thunder
11:45am - 1pm
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Weekend with David Swenson and Shelley Washington

David Swenson and Shelley Washington
Save the Date!
May 11-13, 2018

Yoga Shala / Yoga School


January - Study of Adventure!

What do you love? What are your passions? List 5 passions, then write what adventures you can have pursuing your passions. Next think of the first step you will need to take. Write down your first step, come up with the plan to follow.

Create Personalized Tarot Card

Add a photo of yourself in an asana to the front and a favorite quote on the back to create a personalized yoga tarot card to inspire you in 2018.

Favorite quotes shared by Diana in 2017 are listed on our Quotes page.

See a Sample card in a PDF format.

Ashtanga Yoga Confluence - March 1-4, 2018

Join Diana for the 2018 Confluence. She will be adjusting all weekend and teaching "One Precious Life" mediation workshop on Saturday.

More information at

This is the last Confluence scheduled for a while. Space is limited. Reserve your spot.

Online Ashtanga for Beginners

with Diana Christinson and Lesley Fightmaster
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Quote of the Week

Pacific Ashtanga Led First Series

"Every adventure requires a first step." ~ Lewis Carroll, Alice In Wonderland

"Why sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." ~ Lewis Carroll, Alice In Wonderland

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Love Big Journal

Love BIG Journal
Now available at

Personal Journal for You,
May you fill the pages with your joys, your passion and creations.
May you reflect and write to bring the clarity you will need in challenging times.
May you know that the answers you seek are within yourself.

Meet Our Students

Troy Eckert

Troy Eckert is an avid surfer and worked with Volcom clothing for 20 years in marketing. Since his introduction to yoga about 10 years ago his passion has only grown. So much so that he is launching an environmentally and socially responsible mens yoga clothing brand. It's called KOZM. The website landing page can be found at
Dear Pacific Ashtanga students, please use Coupon code: pacificashtanga for 20% off plus free shipping at checkout to purchase anything from site.

"Yoga, and specifically Ashtanga, has been the way I've been able to truly connect and get to know myself on the most intimate level. It has given me the ability to remain both physically and mentally confident with anything I chose to do. When I come to the Shala, I know I will leave a better person than when I arrived. I truly cherish Diana and the environment she provides for everyone."


Update from Nepal

update from Nepal

Dear Donors and Friends:

First and foremost, we want to thank you again for helping the people of Nepal. We also want to provide you with an update on what has been happening over the last several months with Chusang and the earthquake relief project you so generously contributed to. Read more...

YouTube Channel / Meditation Outreach

Yoga and meditation are two of the most powerful ways to keep ourselves healthy, vibrant and happy.

Please visit our Pacific Ashtanga YouTube channel for our weekly 10 minute movement and mediation video.

As most of you know, our community at the Shala is now part of a non-profit charitable organization - The Merit Field Foundation. This is an exciting collaboration with our dear friend and Tibetan Monk, Chusang Rinpoche and his community of Buddhist monks in Nepal and India. It is our dream to create an outreach program that takes the simple teachings of yoga and Buddhist meditation to our communities where people can have a short daily practice to create more peace and happiness in their lives. Without any religious affiliation we hope to create a simple practice of breath, movement and seated meditation and extend it beyond our Shala doors to our friends, families and the larger community.

I invite you to subscribe to our YouTube channel, watch our video and send the link to people you know that do not currently have a practice but may be interested in meditation or would be willing to try something new that might help bring more peace into their lives.

Please join me this year in taking the beautiful teachings and practice we share past the doors of our Shala in Dana Point and into the wider community.

Thank you for being part of our outreach and adventure.

Love - Diana