About Ashland Yoga Center

Ashland Yoga Center is a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming community. We offer many different types of yoga to meet the variety of goals and needs our students bring to their mats.  Our intention at AYC is to empower Southern Oregon’s yoga community through our classes, workshops, and teacher trainings.

Ashland Yoga Center is located in the Railroad District at 303 Fourth Street.

We also offer classes at Rogue Aquatics in Central Point. Rogue Aquatics is the premier dive and swim center for Southern Oregon and Northern California. Offering scuba snorkel and swim instruction they are now partnering with AYC offering water yoga in their 86 degree salt water pool.

Yoga is a powerful practice of self-discovery and healing, and Ashland Yoga Center is a safe and supportive place for your unique journey. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced practitioner, if have specific therapeutic needs or you just want a stellar workout, we have options for you. We invite you to come and practice with us and look forward to seeing you on the mat!

New and returning students should look over our FAQ section for more information.

Ashland Yoga Center

Ashland Yoga Center was established in 1998, providing the community with the experienced yoga instructors + yoga therapy.

541-488-YOGA (9642)

info@ashlandyogacenter.com

303 Fourth Street

Ashland, OR 97520

6022 Crater Lake Ave

Central Point, OR 97502

Pricing

Drop in rate is $15 per class. We accept cash, cards, or online payments at the studios. We offer a 10 percent discount on drop in classes, 10 class pass and unlimited monthly to local students with valid id. Gift cards available.

10 CLASS PASS

$110

10 CLASSES

Book Online

Great value
Single class passes
*Valid for 4 months

MONTHLY PASS

$ 125

MONTHLY PASS

Book Online

Good for 30 days
Great for daily practice
*One class per day

25 CLASS PASS

$ 250

25 CLASSES

Book Online

Best value
Single class passes
*Valid for 9 months

FAQ

  • At Ashland Yoga Center, we value respect for one another above all else. We’ve created a community here that’s based on it and we want to add more people to our yoga family who understand and practice respect.
  • All people who practice respect are welcome at AYC. We celebrate all identities, body types, backgrounds, and abilities. If there’s anything our staff or teachers can do to make your experience better, please don’t hesitate to talk to us.
  • Being on time for class is really important. Teachers need to start the class promptly and it’s disruptive to others when students enter the room late and try to set up their mats and props. Please show respect for the community and come on over on time.
  • Please dress appropriately for class. We want you to feel comfortable, so fabric that’s easy to move, stretch, and sweat in is ideal. Please avoid wearing  clothing that could make other students or teachers feel uncomfortable.
  • Please communicate with teachers and staff about your experience practicing yoga with us.
  • We want you to get the support you need to make the most of your practice and feel like a part of our community. We’re so happy to have you here, so please let us know how we can make it better for you.
  • Studio opens 20 minutes before class starts, and is locked when class begins. If you arrive late, please do not knock on any of the doors or windows to get the attention of the teacher or staff.
  • No cell phones allowed inside the studio. Please turn your phone off before entering class or leave it in your car.

  1. We recommend that new students come to the studio at least 15-20 minutes before class starts so we can show you around and answer any questions you might have.
  2. Bring your yoga mat and a large towel to place on your mat for practice (if you don’t have your own yet, we rent them out at the studio).
  3. Most students find that having water in class is ideal, so feel free to bring your bottle. We have filtered water available to refill as much as you need.
  4. Wear comfortable clothing that feels good to stretch and sweat in. Cotton can get fairly damp and uncomfortable, so we recommend some clothing that you like for exercise and that stays in place when you move. Please only wear undergarments under your clothing, not as a stand-alone yoga attire.
  5. Practicing yoga with a full belly can be very unpleasant. It’s best to avoid eating food right before class and any heavy meals a few hours before practicing. If you need to eat something, we suggest a light snack.
  6. Being well hydrated is going to make the experience much better. Start drinking water throughout the day, slowing your intake down 30 minutes before class.
  7. No reservation or pre-registration is required but you can register online using the MindBody app or our website. If you do register online and reserve a space for the class please come at least 5 minutes before class so the teacher can start on time with everyone in the room ready to practice.
  8. New students under the age of 18 need parental permission or should be accompanied by an adult regardless of previous experience.

Anyone of any age and physical condition can do this yoga. All students work at their personal “edge” and beginners work right alongside more experienced students. Students practice no matter their age and level ability. The aim of this system is not to twist the body into bizarre pretzel shapes, but to strengthen and stretch the body, returning natural range of motion to the joints and restore energy flow throughout the entire body.

This is the most common misconception that prevents people from coming to a yoga class. But yoga is not about how flexible you are. It is about balancing strength and flexibility in your body. The Hot 26 class is a sequence of postures  that challenges all levels of students and focuses primarily on core strength and the health of the spine. All that matters is that you try the right way, go to your personal “edge,” and you will get 100% of the benefits!

It reduces stress, increases blood circulation, and improves strength and flexibility. Regular practice (at least three times per week) can reduce the symptoms of many chronic diseases (e.g., arthritis, diabetes and thyroid disorders). It also promotes relaxation and improves posture. Many of our students have experienced tremendous relief from chronic back pain.

It is normal to feel sore after class. It is a good workout and you are using muscles you probably haven’t used in a while. Muscle soreness is a buildup of lactic acid. It may seem impossible to imagine that coming back for more will help, but stretching is THE BEST way to relieve the soreness. If you wait too long to come back, then you will be starting all over again.

As a beginner, it takes at least three classes for your body to understand the proper approach to the posture, and approximately ten classes for your body to begin to work with postures.

After that, it is our experience that three times per week will provide you with good results and five times per week is optimal for growth and healing in the practice.

A consistent practice has cumulative effects on the body. Think of every practice as a deposit of health and energy into the body. The more you practice, the more deposits you make and the more vitality you receive. Like any activity you do, such as running, skiing or biking, the more you practice the more enjoyable and rewarding the experience is.

Try easy. Try to find your edge in the practice where effort and surrender meet. Push yourself as hard as you can, while at the same time respecting your body and your abilities. Patience is one of the most challenging aspects of Hatha Yoga. Honor your body. Never sacrifice the body for the glory of the pose.

Willingness is key. 95% of your practice is simply getting to the studio. A consistent practice is the biggest contributor to a deep practice. If you commit to at least three classes per week you will start to experience true change and a tremendous amount of well-being.

Trust in the process. Know that your body can go where others before you have gone. It only requires focus, proper alignment and a consistent practice. Hatha yoga is the art of balancing patience and determination in the body. Let go of expectations but be prepared to work. Cultivating deep change in the body is not easy but the effort you put into your practice you will receive back tenfold.

Move slowly and fluidly. Entrances and exits are 1/3 of the poses each. So move slowly into out and out of the pose and give them your undivided attention. Never rush to your deepest extension. Build your poses one mindful breath at a time so the body can trust the journey into the pose and at your deepest extension it is an intense place but one that is enjoyable.

Communicate with your teachers. We are here to answer any questions and give you feedback at any time. We love to hear about your practice.

Replenish/Nourish your body. It isn’t difficult to get dehydrated, so make sure you are drinking plenty of water after class and the entire day before you come to class. You are less likely to feel lightheaded or dizzy during class if you’ve had enough to drink in the hours preceding class. How much is enough? Typically a good formula is to take your body weight and divide by 2. This is how many ounces of water you should consume daily. Here’s an example: 140 lb/2 = 70 oz. 64 oz is a half gallon. Being fully hydrated helps take pressure off of organs to do their jobs and helps flush the body and keep it running smoothly. Your body will adjust to the increased water intake. You may also find benefits of decreased body odor, smoother skin, and shinier hair.