True Yoga is situated on 81 ave, in the heart of the Old Strathcona neighbourhood. We are the only dedicated Ashtanga yoga studio in Edmonton offering traditional Ashtanga Yoga classes such as Mysore style, led primary series and Ashtanga foundation. We value traditional yoga instruction and follow traditional methods, whilst meeting each individual wherever they are in their Asana practice. To further support your practice we have onsite babysitting during our morning classes (must book a minimum 24hrs in advance).

We also offer Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Mom and Baby Yoga, Baby Massage and Birthing Workshops.

We are dedicated to teaching with respect and care and teaching authentic Ashtanga Yoga, as taught by the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. We aim to help you make this practice a part of your life, no matter what your level. Melissa has over 15 years of practice and teaching experience and is a direct student of the late Sri K Pattabhi Jois, the father of Ashtanga Yoga. We bring a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the body to our teaching and our name reflects our dedication to the true essence of Ashtanga yoga.

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Foundation Level 1

Current FOUNDATION LEVEL 1 session is running Mondays Jan 4 – Feb 8, 2016 from 7:30-9:00pm.

Next FOUNDATION LEVEL 1 session runs Mondays Feb 22 – Mar 28, 2016 from 7:30-9:00pm.

Please phone 780 660 0713 to register for a 6 week session.

Kids Yoga

Yoga kids classes – Mondays, February 1st to March 14th, 4:15- 5:15pm  

We provide students with a supportive and fun environment in which to explore the movement of their bodies through games, partner work, trust exercises, dancing and creative yoga poses. Other activities include child-centered breath work, meditation, music, art & relaxation. Classes are themed, and provide a progression in learning.

Cost is $63 for 6 classes or drop in $12 per class, start anytime!

Call us at 780 660 0713 to register.

prices exclude GST

Fit Mama Yoga

Fit Mama class is on Mondays at 1:45-2:45pm.

Drop-in for $14/class or buy a 6 week pass for $63. Bring your baby and enjoy a yoga class together!

Please phone 780 660 0713 to register.

"Your mind will be secure in self-knowledge and undisturbed by the voices of doctrine and ritual.
Then you will have achieved True Yoga."

Bhagavad Gita

The True Yoga Team

Yoga Styles

Want to see all styles offered by the studio?

Yoga Styles


This class is suitable for complete beginners or for practitioners of other styles of yoga wishing to experience the Ashtanga style. It runs as a 6 week course, introducing all the elements and foundation of the Ashtanga practice, including Ujayyi breath, the two sun salutations, standing postures and finishing sequence. The course aims to equip you to build your practice safely, whether you choose to continue at home or at the studio. Please note that Ashtanga yoga may not be suitable if you are over 60 or have had recent major surgery.


You will be led through the full Ashtanga Primary series. It is preferred that students have taken the Foundation course prior to attending a led class but not required.

Those that are newer to the practice, or are at a beginner level, are welcome to join the class and stop whenever they are at the point they have been instructed in the mysore class. Observation is encouraged. Then we all finish together.


This class runs as an ongoing learning class, exploring and learning the primary series asanas. We usually do full primary series practice. We introduce you to more advanced asanas and prepare you for self practice, Mysore style.


These classes are drop in – you can attend as many as you wish per week, usually people build up to a 5 and 6 day a week daily practice. We do prefer you to have at least done the Ashtanga Foundation course, or have an established practice before joining this class, but it’s not strictly neccessary. This style of class allows you to explore the series at your own pace, spending more time on challenging postures and enjoying one to one tuition. There is a strong focus on adjustments from the teacher, and strength building techniques. This is the traditional way of practicing in Mysore, India.


A wonderfully restorative and quiet yoga practice with a focus on hip opening asanas. This class is suitable for people recovering from injury, for beginners to yoga, and for those looking for a restorative yoga practice. This style of yoga is very complementary to other styles of yoga, particularly Ashtanga yoga.


Vinyasa classes use the linking together of movement and breath to create a ‘vinyasa flow.’  We typically utilize poses from the Ashtanga Yoga Primary, Intermediate and Advanced Series.  Every class will be different, because the postures can be put in any order. Suitable for all levels.


An ongoing yoga class for women who wish to try yoga for the first time or keep their existing practice going throughout pregnancy. The classes focus on breathing techniques, strength building and maintaining flexibility as well as providing helpful information on pregnancy, labour and childbirth. No prior yoga experience is necessary.


Drop in
$16Per Session
  • No Commitment
  • Payment for single class
  • Student/Senior Drop in $11
10 Class Pass
$126Single payment
  • Valid for 1 year
  • For Edmonton Residents
  • Student/Senior 10 pass $94.50
20 Class Pass
$231Single payment
  • Valid for 1 year
  • For Edmonton Residents
  • Student/Senior 10 pass $189

New Student 1 Month
$42Per Session
  • Unlimited Led classes
  • Includes Mysore if you know Ashtanga sequence
  • Unlimited Classes
  • 10% off women for moon days
  • Discounts for Seniors
New Student 3 Month
  • Unlimited Led classes
  • Includes Mysore if you know Ashtanga sequence

All prices are non-refundable.  Pass can be transferred on request. All prices include GST.

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