AYI.info - The International Ashtanga Yoga Information Page

Not only about Ashtanga Yoga: traditional practice and innovative alignment, vivid philosophy and age-old tradition, word-by-word translations of mantra, Yoga-Sutra and more, Sanskrit pronunciation and writing - THE info page with international teacher directory.

"Ashtanga Yoga is 99% transpiration - and 1% explanation"

Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

All you need for your 99% practice of Ashtanga Yoga - and certainly also the 1% theory: Dive into the details of the traditional series of Asana, as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. But you will also find forms for a therapeutic approach to them. Join us for online yoga classes, learn about innovative alignment and philosophy. Our yogi finder will help you finding your way to a teacher nearby. Best to start with the most popular pages on AYI.info:

The AYI method


"Pure for Sure!"

A proverb from Mysore (The city where Ashtanga comes from)

Tradition and Innovation can form a team: We help you gaining always new perspectives on traditional Ashtanga Yoga. Therefore we have been active for you. These articles and online yoga classes are brand new on AYI.info:

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Making Body-based Decisions

We spend a good mount of our daily lives in our heads, so to say. This short video helps to start creating a conscious connection to your body, which should facilitate your ability to making decisions that flow from your body's wisdom.

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The Vault Exercise - A moment of freedom from internal stress

This is a 10-minute meditation video where we invite you to take a break from a given stressful experience or memory that may be bogging you down at the moment. Melanie describes a method to help you to secure these memories in a safe place using the imagery of a personal vault so that you can experience a moment of peace.

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Prasarita Padottanasana D Adjustment (Special)

We have yet another creative adjustment to share with you, this time for Prasarita Padottanasana D. Help your student recognize their own strength by bringing awareness to and activating the muscles of the back.

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NL 32 - Find your own rhythm

Feeling a bit out of balance? Give yourself permission to take a few minutes of time for yourself. In this video Melanie and Ina guide you step by step in finding and flowing into your own rhythm.

Understanding Yoga Therapy

'Tension Helix' Breath - Stability for your body

Stability in the body is achieved through tension, not pressure. The human torso is stabilized through multiple layers of fascia which are interwoven in the form of opposing double helices. The result of this tension is a sort of floating tension which is important for posture and movement.


AYI Sommerfest 2019

Hast Du mit uns gefeiert? - Wir schwelgen noch in Erinnerung an unser diesjähriges Sommerfest auf der Sonnenterrasse des AYInstitutes in Ulm. Bist Du neugierig was wir so alles erlebt haben?

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NL 30 - Your Safe Space

In this video, Melanie will guide you through a meditation where you set off on a journey within to your own personal safe space. Here you can mentally recharge and refresh. Set aside a few minutes for self-care and enjoy this short meditative break!

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NL29-Utthita Trikonasana Adjustment (from the back side)

With this adjustment you can offer a simple yet highly effective method to creating space and length in Utthita Trikonasana.

Philosophy and Tradition

Take your Chance!

In an interview with Alexandra Wehinger, Dr. Ronald Steiner speaks about his family, Pattabhi Jois and the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga community - and how taking chances can sometimes help one to lead a truly happy life.

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Meditation: Strengthen your Resources

Discover your own resources through this short grounding meditation. Experience how it will help you to feel strong and confident in your body.

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NL27-Prasarita Padottanasana C Adjustment (Special)

This tutorial will show you a special adjustment for third arm variation in the Prasarita Padottanasana series. Help your student to create space and length in the pose using this creative adjustment.

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1. Serie: Basic Form

This video is a great way to practice the primary series at home as a Led Class. The traditional form is most often indicated here, but some poses are offered here alternatively in the Basic form as well.

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Prasarita Padottanasana B Adjustment (creative)

Sharing is caring, and for that reason we've decided to share a creative adjustment for Prasarita Padottanasana B with you today. Learn a unique way to create length and space using counter pressure.

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Grundpositionen: Traditionelle Form

In this video, you can practice the Fundamental standing poses in the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga sequence with Ronald and Pia. The traditional count is used, so that you can experience the magic of breath-led moving meditation for yourself.

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Parivritta Trikonasana Adjustment (from the backside)

With this adjustment you can help your students extend further in Parivrrta Trikonasana. Learn how the 'tug-of-war technique' works best here and how you can use it when adjusting your students.

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