Our Vision


  • Excellence in Ashtanga yoga training, mentoring and development driven by consent and practitioner empowerment.
  • Making the practice of Ashtanga yoga accessible and available to all.

  • Ashtanga yoga as a global force for social change.

Amāyu offers our practitioners a long-term, supportive, empowering community to learn and develop your Ashtanga practice with highly skilled, compassionate teachers.  Your educational journey can take you from long-term practitioner to newly qualified teacher.

We offer teachers an educational programme taking you from advanced practitioner to qualified teacher, with access to an increasing range of post-graduate courses to increase your skills and specialist knowledge.  We aim to develop teachers who are inspiring and teach in a way that has consent and practitioner empowerment at its core.

Ashtanga Yoga: A Brief History

Our core values

We are grounded in the foundational principles and practice of Ashtanga yoga. We apply these principles compassionately and intelligently to support all students.

We respect the rights and dignity of all students. We respect the trust placed in the teacher by the student and acknowledge the inherent power imbalances that exist. We work to minimise this power imbalance, placing consent and student empowerment at the heart of our teaching. All of our teaching is trauma-informed.

We believe the lineage and tradition of yoga is an ever-evolving narrative with ancient Indian roots. We are committed to continually researching and developing ways of teaching Ashtanga yoga in a modern, global context that is inclusive of all voices, sharing authority and accountability among a community of teachers and practitioners.

We actively promote a culture that fosters equality, empowerment, mindful living and compassion, speaking up for those who are disadvantaged, disenfranchised and disempowered. We expect and encourage our students, teachers and community leaders to do the same.

We welcome constructive challenge, curiosity and conversation that supports the continued development of the Ashtanga yoga practice, our organisation, our yoga culture and our impact on students and communities.

We promote and practise the strongest ethical, professional and quality standards based on best practice from a range of relevant disciplines.  

Our guiding statement

“It is probable that the next Buddha will not take the form of an individual. The next Buddha may take the form of a community, a community practising understanding and loving kindness, a community practicing mindful living.This may be the most important thing we can do for the survival of the earth.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

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