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, mediation and philosophy. Read more...


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Next Moon Days
(Shala will be closed)

Monday 8th - new
Monday 22nd - full
Tuesday 8th - new
Tuesday 22nd - full
More info...
Chinese New Year is on February 8th.
Good luck for this Monkey year!
It's time to read or re-read Karen Kingston's Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui. Examine your life and see where you have blockages. Could be in your sock drawer, your bank account, or a relationship. Get clearing and bring new energy into your life!

New Class! Breath Flow Yoga

Breath Flow Yoga Class
Join us for a special new class Wednesdays 5:45 pm - 7 pm.
Combining the powerful Wim Hof method of breath and a yoga flow practice with meditation. More info...

Yoga Shala / Yoga School

This semester at the Shala we are studying the Koshas and reading "Light on Life" by B.K.S. Iyengar.

Please read Chapter 7, "Living in Freedom".

Semester Book -  Light on Life by Iyengar

Upcoming Events & Workshops

Wim Hof Breath Practice
6 am-6:30 am
Start your Mysore practice with breath and energy
Mysore practice month of January. Begins Monday January 11th.

Deepening your Practice

One Week Yoga Intensive
One Week Yoga Intensive
with Diana Christinson
February 1st - February 7th
(with weekend only option)
More info...

Learning Control with Retention Workshop
(how to use throughout the day)

Brian MacKenzie
with Brian MacKenzie
Wim Hof Breathing Method
12:00 - 2:00 pm
More info...

Breaking down difficult poses in the Primary and Intermediate Series of Ashtanga Yoga

Atsuro Chiba
with Atsuro Chiba
11:15 - 1:15 pm
More info...

Tim Miller Equinox Workshop

Tim Miller at Pacific Ashtanga
11:30 - 2:30 pm
More info...

YouTube Channel

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