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...

Celebrating Richard's Life

What I am doing with this precious life?
Love, service, inspiration, challenge and gratitude. ~ Richard Beatie

News

Next Moon Days

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Quote of the Week

"Tell me what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life." ~ Mary Oliver

What I am doing with this precious life?
Love, service, inspiration, challenge and gratitude. ~ Richard Beatie

Richard's message from his big lion heart... "LOVE BIG".

Ocean Shala Program

34700 Pacific Coast Highway, Ste. 205
Capistrano Beach, CA 92624

Wim Hof Method & MindLift Workshops

with Kasper van der Meulen
- Teaching Business Mastery for WHM instructors
- MindLift Workshop
- Wim Hof Method Deep Dive Workshop
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Dana Point Shala Program

34207 Pacific Coast Highway, 2nd Floor
Dana Point 92629, CA

Rite of the Womb Ceremony

with Laura Love
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Yoga Shala / Yoga School

Semester Book / Homework

MindLift"
MindLift: Mental Fitness for the Modern Mind
by Kasper van der Meulen

Please read Chapters 1 & 2 "Our Brain is a Miracle machine" (pages 21-24).

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Please watch TED Talk "My Stroke of Insight" by Jill Bolte Taylor

Online Ashtanga for Beginners

with Diana Christinson and Lesley Fightmaster
Price: $100
Dear students-
For the past six months I have been working with Duke and Lesley Fightmaster to create an online video course, "Beginning the Journey of Ashtanga - Tutorials and Practices for Beginners". Read more...

Meet Our Students

Jacqueline Heller

Jacqueline Heller
"In 2009 I became board certified in Veterinary Acupuncture and began my yoga practice at Pacific Ashtanga. These two transformative events led me towards a more content, happy and meaningful life. My practice continually helps me live mindfully, with gratitude and an open heart in both my personal and professional lives. Diana and the teachers at Pacific Ashtanga have been instrumental in guiding me down this fulfilling path. My husband and children have joined me on this adventure and practice Ashtanga in their daily lives."

To learn more about Jacqueline's holistic veterinary practice please visit her website www.petsacupuncture.com.

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