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AYO Ashtanga Yoga Shala in Okinawa

Welcome to AYO shala, where practitioners from all walks of life and corners of the world come together to practice.

AYO shala is a practice space dedicated to the traditional teachings of the Ashtanga Yoga method.

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Breath work

Breath is the key to vitality and life. In Ashtanga Yoga breat is paramount. Join us to rediscover the art of breathing.

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Meditative state

For most, it is easier to run for 5km than to sit still for 1 minute.

There are many forms of meditation, experience meditation in motion with Ashtanga Yoga.

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Dynamic movement

Sitting lifestyle is the new smoking.

Ashtanga Yoga is a dynamic form of Yoga practice, strengthening and healing the entire body.


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Slowing down

Most of us never stop to race.

When the days are rushing and everything moves so fast, Yoga practice brings calmness into our daily routines.

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Discovering yourself

Ego is not your amigo.

Through the practice of self observation you become aware of your own senses and needs.

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Learning to let go

Bad habits, toxic relations...

Through self practice and observation you start discovering your behavioral habits and slowly uncovering your true self.

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Discover the transformative power of the Ashtanga Yoga method.

Numbers Speak

Choose quality over quantity. Benefit from over 20 years of personal practice and 8 years of teaching experience across multiple countries.


years of personal practice

Continued study with the best teachers worldwide.


years of teaching

In Germany, Japan, Mexico, Poland and India


students age range

Everyone can benefit from Ashtanga Yoga. The only ones who don't succeed are those who lack motivation.

Ashtanga Yoga method

Traditionally Yoga was always a personal practice, a form of journey within the depths of our own consciousness. In our classes from the day one each student is assigned with his own practice that follows the traditional Ashtanga Yoga system. You immediately become an independent practitioner with respect to your predispositions, history and time on your hands.

Our classes include a dynamic practice of positions (asanas), which with dedication and time, will evoke deep single pointed concentration and a meditative state.