True Yoga is situated on 81 ave,in the heart of the Old Strathcona neighbourhood. The studio is welcoming and cosy, eco- friendly and scent free, with free parking, changeroom facilities, washrooms, a small retail section, and babysitting facilities. We are the only yoga studio in Edmonton offering onsite babysitting during morning classes. We are the only dedicated Ashtanga yoga studio in Edmonton offering traditional Ashtanga Yoga classes such as Ashtanga foundation, Mysore style, and led primary series. We value traditional yoga instruction and follow traditional methods, whilst meeting each individual wherever they are in their Asana practice. We also offer Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga, Prenatal yoga, Mom and baby yoga, baby massage and birthing workshops.

We welcome any enquiries and ask that you take the time to browse our website before deciding which class is best for you. 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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Kids Yoga

Yoga kids classes – Mondays 4:15- 5:15pm. Please pre-register! Cost is $63 for 6 classes or drop in $12 per class, start anytime! Creative, fun and non competitive!

Fit Mama Yoga

Fit Mama class is on Mondays 1:30-2:45pm-Drop ins also welcome!

Fit Mama yoga class. start anytime. $14 drop in or $63 for 6 consecutive weeks. Please phone 780 660 0713 to register. Bring your baby and enjoy a yoga class together.

Birth Workshop for Partners

Birth Workshop for partners. Next date TBA. From 1-4pm. An informative session covering all aspects of birth including acupressure points for labour. $45 per couple or $25 single.Please phone 780 660 0713 to register.

Foundation Level 1 & 2

Next Foundation level 1 classes run Mondays Oct 5 – Nov 9 2015 from 7:30-9pm. Please phone 780 660 0713 to register for a 6 week session.

Next Foundation level 2 classes run Mon Oct 5-Nov 9, two time slots: 5:45-7:15pm or 7:30-9pm. Please phone 780 660 0713 to register for 6 classes.

Ashtanga Weekend Workshop

Join Jeff and Harmony Lichty for an Ashtanga Weekend Workshop Sept 18-20.Please see workshops page for details!

Acro Yoga

New Acro yoga class starts Thurs Sept 10.time 8-9:30pm. Please note this class is not included in monthly unlimited passes but can be purchased separately. Details on Schedule page.

Teen Yoga

New Teen yoga class starts Thurs Sept 24. Time 5-6:15pm. Next 6 week pre registration starts Nov 12. Please call 780 660 0713 to register.

Hormone Yoga Therapy

New Hormone Yoga therapy class starts Tues Sept 15.Time:5:15-6:15pm.Please phone Karen on 780 982 4459 to register.Space limited to 7 participants.

Yin Yoga

Yin yoga with Mati every Saturday from 11:15-12:45.Come and enjoy this gentle, quiet practice.A wonderful way to enhance your Saturday. Drop in $14 or buy a 10 class pass for $126.

"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

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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.


This class continues on from the foundation course. In this class we learn the seated postures of the primary series. Each week we introduce you to new seated asanas (postures) and aim to build your strength, stamina and knowledge. It introduces the vinyasa system, the foundation of the Ashtanga method.


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.


Drop in
$16Per Session
  • No Commitment
  • Payment for single class
  • Choose Style
  • Student/Senior Drop in $11
10 Class Pass
$126Single payment
  • Valid for 1 year
  • Choose any Yoga Style
  • Can be used 7 days per week
  • For Edmonton Residents
  • Student/Senior 10 pass $94.50
20 Class Pass
$231Single payment
  • Valid for 1 year
  • Choose any Yoga Style
  • Can be used 7 days per week
  • For Edmonton Residents
  • Student/Senior 10 pass $189

New Student 1 Month
$42Per Session
  • Unlimited Led classes
  • Includes Mysore if you know Ashtanga sequence
  • Workshops not included
  • Meditation on Sundays not included
New Student 3 Month
  • Unlimited Led classes
  • Includes Mysore if you know Ashtanga sequence
  • Workshops not included
  • Meditation on Sundays not included

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

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