Western Prince William and Fauquier County Ashtanga Resource Page

Dear Friends,

For those who live in Prince William or Fauquier Counties, and love the Ashtanga practice, there are now several options for practicing at a studio.  I’ve put together a brief summary of the options I’m aware of, and would welcome any comments if you know of other options.  The information below is divided into three main sections:

  1. Opportunities to practice Ashtanga (called Primary series or Mysore) in a formal studio setting in Fauquier or Prince William Counties
  2. Opportunities for self practice with an “affinity” group of Ashtanga fans
  3. Studios in Northern Virginia offering Ashtanga outside of the two counties

Formal Ashtanga Practice Opportunities in Western Prince William and Fauquier County




5pm:  Introduction to Ashtanga at Transform Power Yoga  in Haymarket (instructor, Beth Berkeley) - half primary series


10:45 am:  Ashtanga  Vinyasa at Lifetime Fitness in Gainesville (Instructor:  Isabella Gutfreund, mostly a half-primary series

7:30 - 8:30pm:  Ashtanga Vinyasa at Lifetime Fitness in Gainesville Instructor:  Isabella Gutfreund), mostly a half-primary series




8:30 - 9:30 am:  Introduction to Ashtanga at Lifetime Fitness in Gainesville (Instructor:  Lili)


8am - 9:15:  Ashtanga Half-Primary Series at Vint Hill Yoga (Instructor:  Shino Brown)

9 - 10:30am:  Ashtanga Full Primary Series at Lifetime Fitness in Gainesville (Instructor:  Lilli)

Affinity Practice Opportunities

Several Ashtanga practitioners are interested in opportunities for shared self-practice.  Here are some examples:

Vint Hill Yoga, 7154 Farm Station Rd, Vint Hill , VA , 20187

Ashtanga self practice is offered approximately twice a month, Saturdays at 6:30am.  Upcoming dates are:

November 2, November 16, December 7th, December 21

Ashtangis are welcome to show up at Vint Hill Yoga, or contact Shino at vinthillyoga@gmail.com

Piedmont Healing and Defensive Arts, Riversbend (home) Studio, 6031 Deborah Drive, Warrenton, VA 20187

Debby and Worth are interested in sharing Ashtanga practice on Tuesdays or Friday mornings.  If interested, contact Debby at piedmonthealingarts@gmail.com

Other Ashtanga Opportunities in Northern Virginia

Ashtanga Nation, 3313 Arlington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201.  See schedule on their website, ashtanganation.com.  Morning mysore offered Monday through Saturday morning (6:30 - 9:15am), evening mysore on Mondays and Wednesdays, 5 - 7:15pm.  Maggie Lively, the director, is certified in Ashtanga.

Heart n Soul Yoga Studio, 370 Maple Ave W STE 1, Vienna, VA 22180 (as part of the Flex and Tone Studio) has early morning Mysore classes (7-9am) on Monday through Thursday, Led Primary series on Monday evening, Thursday evening, and Friday morning.  Instructor:  Isabella Gutfreund.  Website: heartnsoul-studio.com

Sun and Moon Studio offers an Ashtanga class on Mondays at 8pm in its Arlington location, 3811 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22207.   Tova Steiner is certified in Ashtanga.  Morning mysore practice is offered Monday - Friday, 6am - 9am and Sundays, 8am - 10am.  For more information, check on sunandmoonstudio.com

Lifetime Fitness, 5900 Trinity Pkwy, Centreville, VA 20120.  Ashtanga classes are offered on Monday 7-8am (instructor, Elena S), Tuesday at 11am (Instructor:  Isabel Gutfreund), Wednesday at 11am (instructor:  Isabel Gutfreund), Thursday 7-8pm (instructor:  Elena S), and Friday, 11-12:15 (instructor:  Isabel Gutfreund).  Note that this is a membership-based facility.

Inner Power Yoga, 46090 Lake Center Plaza, Suite 205, Sterling, VA 20165.  Mysore practice is offered Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 6:30 - 8:30am.  The instructor is Jonathan Cronin.  The studio website is: info@inner-power-yoga.com

Have additional information or comments to share?  You can send feedback on this page directly to Debby Kirkman by emailing her at piedmonthealingarts@gmail.com  .

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