About Ashtanga yoga

The Ashtanga yoga sequence is based on “vinyasa” – breath movement synchronisation. This warms the body, resulting in sweat, the removal of toxins and the purification of the body, mind and nervous system. Practitioners develop strength, flexibility, stamina and an overall sense of wellbeing.

Postures are taught sequentially allowing students to develop at a pace that is suitable to each individual. This makes it ideal for those new to yoga or those with specific physical/health conditions.

Ashtanga Yoga is powerful tool for self-transformation. It is suitable for all ages, body types and fitness levels. All that is needed is an open mind and enthusiasm to learn. The greatest benefits come with regular practice.


I've loved to move since I was a kid, and even high school students learned classical ballet.

At university, I was interested in the differences between foreign and Japanese cultures and have visited many countries so far. After graduating, I worked as a flight attendant, newscaster, and reporter for international flights.

While studying photography as a hobby, I came across Ashtanga Yoga while visiting Mysore, India. I remember thinking (Oh, this is where I study) when I first met my current teacher, Dr. Sharat. Since then, I have been visiting Mysore for 2-3 months every year and practicing with my teacher.

In January 2019, my teacher certified Ashtanga Yoga Official Instructor Level 1.

Lecturer: Rina Katayama




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