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30-Day Program

A comprehensive and complete 30-day guide to the Ashtanga practice for students with no previous yoga experience.


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We've designed this course to guide you through Ashtanga's half primary series over 4 weeks. Each week you will have daily lessons in Ashtanga theory and classes to put what you've learned into practice. The slow and steady pace of the course will give you a solid foundation of the practice.


Asana Lessons & Exercises


Guided Practice Classes


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WEEK 1: Setting the Foundation

What You'll Learn:

  • 6 Asana workshop lessons
  • 6 Practice classes
  • 1 Introduction to Ashtanga talk
  • Test your knowledge with an end of the week quiz

WEEK 2: Beginning The (Half) Primary Series

What You'll Learn:

  • 5 Asana workshop lessons
  • 6 Practice classes
  • 1 Guided meditation class with Jelena
  • Test your knowledge with an end of the week quiz

WEEK 3: Continuing (Half) Primary Series

What You'll Learn:

  • 5 Asana workshop lessons
  • 6 Practice classes
  • 1 Special class on vinyasas
  • Test your knowledge with an end of the week quiz

WEEK 4: Closing The Practice

What You'll Learn:

  • 7 Asana workshop lessons
  • 1 Guided pranayama with David
  • 8 Practice lessons
  • 1 Special class on Ashtanga Theory
  • Test your knowledge with an end of the week quiz


Thanks a ton for doing the Ashtanga for Beginners program. I've been practicing Yoga for several years, with no idea what I was actually doing  The structure, clear information, and the step-by-step approach helped me to actually feel my body and mind making progress. I finally have a road I can follow, working on all the details and seeing improvements every day. I'm looking forward to start with the next class, and, maybe one day, to attend an in-person session with you. Thank you!
Christin (Portland, Oregon)

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Meet David & Jelena

David Robson in  Bhairvasana from Ashtanga's Third Series

David Robson

David Robson is a practitioner and teacher of Ashtanga Yoga, in the tradition of Sharath Yoga Centre (SYC). David is the director of the Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Toronto, where he leads one of the world’s largest Mysore programs outside of India.

David began a daily practice in 1998 while at university studying Comparative Religion. After graduating, David made his first trip to Mysore, India in 2002, where he initiated studies with his teacher Sharath Jois. Since then he has returned to Mysore annually to deepen and enrich his practice and teaching.

In 2007, David was Authorized to teach Ashtanga and now holds a level 2 authorization.

David has become well-known on social media for his educational and entertaining yes/no tutorials. Through these videos he's become one of the most recognized and respected Ashtanga Yoga teachers worldwide.

David teaches the morning mysore program at Ashtanga Toronto, and leads workshops and retreats around the world with his wife Jelena.


Jelena Vesić

After four years of doing her PhD (Political Science, York University, Toronto), Jelena decided to walk away and dedicate herself to teaching Ashtanga Yoga full time. She’s been teaching since 2014, and is now leading the evening Mysore program at AYCT. Alongside her husband, David Robson, Jelena teaches workshops and retreats in Toronto and around the world.

Jelena first came to yoga through dance. As a former ballet dancer of 16 years, the structure and rigour of the Ashtanga Yoga practice felt like home. Drawn to the discipline, mindfulness of the movement and emphasis on the breath, Jelena made the Ashtanga practice her sole focus in 2009.

Jelena has maintained a daily Ashtanga practice for over a decade. She’s made many trips to Mysore, India to study with her teacher, Sharath Jois. In addition, Jelena also considers herself to be a student of Jack Kornfield, a Buddhist teacher and clinical psychologist. She’s completed his and Tara Brach’s “The Power of Awareness” course and their two-year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program.

Lastly, Jelena’s true passion lies in promoting rescue and adoption of (street) dogs. You can often find her sharing her love for #adoptdontshop on her IG, and sharing the joys of living with her two fur-babies, Goku and Khani, both celebrities in their own right.

5 star review

Student Testimonials

"This is the most comprehensive yoga course for beginners! The material is presented in a very easy to understand format, David and Jelena are amazing teachers. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who is new to Ashtanga or who wants to supercharge their practice and gain a deeper understanding of the process."

Irena B - Ashtanga For Beginners Student

"I highly recommend this beginners course, it is such a fantastic resource for anyone wanting to learn the foundations of this wonderful practice, David & Jelena are such awesome teachers, helping you lay strong foundations for a healthy Ashtanga practice to grow. I am so grateful for the valuable insights I have been able to gain, it has helped me so much, thank you 💖."

Giovanna P - Ashtanga For Beginners Student

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