Pacific Ashtanga Yoga

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...

Pacific Ashtanga Yoga Shala
Pacific Health and Wellness Center
34700 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 205
Capistrano Beach, CA 92624

Next Moon Days

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The Big Surprise!

Announcing: Pacific Health and Wellness Center!

Diana shares the exciting news with the community. The center is set to open March 1, 2019. Spread the word. Stay tuned for more info and offerings... Visit

Workshops & Events

6-Month Kosha Series

The Inward Journey to Health & Happiness

with Diana Christinson
6 Saturdays, 11am - 1pm
- Vibrant Energy
- Clarity and Beauty of the Mind
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Introduction to Wim Hof Method Workshop

with Diana Christinson
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Yoga Shala / Yoga School

A Year of Loving Kindness

Join the Shala in committing to the Loving Kindness Metta Meditation for a year.
Day of 365

Loving-Kindness (Metta) is a Buddhist practice to develope impartial and unconditional love. It is reported to reduce irritation, anger and hatred, while improving patience and ability to forgive.


Quote of the Week

"We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far." ~ Swami Vivekananda

"When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." ~ Wayne Dyer
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This week look at your over all energetic consumption. As you think of food and water, think of what your mind took in, the quality of your thoughts. Give your thoughts an energetic value.

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Life Coaching

with Diana Christinson

Private coaching sessions with Diana is an opportunity to bring your deepest self to the surface, set intentions and create supportive habits to make personal shifts, allowing creative new possibilities to unfold.

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Online Ashtanga for Beginners

with Diana Christinson and Lesley Fightmaster

The course is set up with a simple format of lectures (explaining specific methods of practice), tutorials (explaining postural alignment and modifications to poses) and practice videos (ranging from a 15 minute sun salute practice to a 45 minute introduction to Ashtanga practice). The course includes a 30 day plan for students new to the practice.
I hope this course will inspire you and create a healthy mind, body and spirit for you at your home or wherever life may take you.
Diana Christinson
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Love Big Inspires

Love BIG Journal

Love Big Inspires mission is to encourage and inspire people to continue to become the most healthy, happy version of themselves through reflection, creativity and growth. We want to encourage and challenge people to actively show up for life and be fully present for the moments and days, remembering each day is limited and precious.

48 Day Meditation and Practice Guide The Official Love Big app About Richard Beatie One Precious Life Workshop & Retreat

The Story of Us

Timea Agnew

- I was born and raised in Budapest, Hungary, where I lived till the age of 19.
- I found yoga through a local gym in 2006, and Ashtanga Yoga in 2007 at Yogaworks.
- I'm fascinated with the vast amount of knowledge to be collected about the different aspects of yoga.
- My deepest gratification comes from sharing the tiniest of my understandings of asana with others.
- I am a proud mother of 2 teenage daughters, and married for 22 years.

We are honored to have Timea instruct with wisdom and love at the Shala. Practice with her on Tuesday's for a one hour Intro to Ashtanga from 9:30-10:30 am and Wednesday nights for Mysore 6-8 pm


Water Bottle Pledge

Join us in our pledge to significantly reduce the amount of plastic purchased and discarded by using refillable, non-plastic water bottles and by avoiding the purchase of bottled water.

Plastic water bottles can take 1,000 years to biodegrade. Nine out of ten water bottles end up as garbage or litter, and that translates into a staggering 30 million bottles per day. If the plastic finds its way to the ocean, it will never biodegrade - it fragments into smaller and smaller plastic pieces that are consumed by marine wildlife. Recent ocean water samples indicate that there are 6 times more plastic fragments than phytoplankton in many parts of the Pacific Ocean, and that no ocean is free of plastic.

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Dear Jack Foundation

Diana Christinson has partnered with the Dear Jack Foundation as their dedicated yoga and breath work instructor for the organization's Breathe Now Wellness retreats serving young adult cancer survivors and their signifcant others.

The Dear Jack Foundation supports initiatives and provides programming in order to promote positive health outcomes for adolescents and young adults (AYA), ages 15-39, from the moment they are diagnosed with cancer through survivorship.

Dear Jack Foundation's Breathe Now wellness retreats bring together young adult (YA) survivors and their partners to help rediscover balance in their relationship after cancer. Open to YA survivors who are one to three years removed from their last date of treatment, this thoughtfully designed four-day program harnesses the transformative powers of yoga, meditation, nature, and psychosocial breakout sessions, with a focus on the three themes of identity, strength, and balance. Dear Jack's Breathe Now retreats are professionally guided and designed to help the couple renew, learn, and grow as they live their lives together post cancer. Participation is by referral from the organization's partner hospitals.

Update from Diana - June 2018

"I have just returned from an inspirational retreat in Santa Barbara with The Dear Jack Foundation.
I was honored to share yoga, breath practices, earthing and mediations with the participants. It was exciting for me as this was the first time for everyone to participate in these practices. I had hoped to give each person a practice they could take home and incorporate into their lives.
I left with a heart filled with hope, gratitude and joy. I received the most; I was moved by each person's story and courage. Each participant had shared that they wanted to give back and bring courage and hope to others. I will share their inspiration and carry each of their stories with me.

Please join me as I continue to work with Andrew and his team at The Dear Jack Foundation."

~ Diana