Mission Statement for Ventura Yoga Studio

We offer a safe, nurturing and inclusive learning environment for people of all capabilities and ages, from beginners to the very experienced student looking to deepen their practice. We offer classes in Yoga and T’ai Chi Chih®. We preserve, embrace and share these practices that activate, circulate and balance the vital force energy (Prana or Chi) for the promotion of health, well-being and joy. Both practices can bring improved balance, longevity and serenity, providing the opportunity for inner peace and tranquility.  For more, see the About Us page.


Here is the CURRENT Schedule

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Anthony Lorenzana has joined the staff!

By popular request beginning July 6, Monday night's Level 1 Class will have a new, later start time of 6:30pm. Now you'll have time to get here after work!

Read Anthony's bio

Terry is teaching a Senior's Class on Thursdays from 12:30 - 1:30 starting July 16th

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Suza Francina, Certified Iyengar Teacher has joined the staff!

She will teach the last Sunday of each month.

Check the schedule for more offerings coming soon.

Read Suza's bio

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Classes with the Masters

Next date to be announced.

This is a series of occasional classes. It is quite an experience, especially for those who have never been to India to study with the Iyengars. Come watch, take notes or practice along to a videotaped class taught by B.K.S., Geeta or Prashant Iyengar shown on our big flatscreen TV.

Use your class package or purchase a single class.
50% of the proceeds will be donated to the Bellur Trust.

In Memoriam

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B.K.S. Iyengar  •  December 14, 1918 - August 20, 2014

"Yoga is a light which once lit will never dim. The better you practice, the brighter the flame."

"The Light that yoga sheds on Life is something special. It is transformative. It does not just change the way we see things; it transforms the person who sees."

"It is through your body that you realize you are a spark of divinity."

"Practice, practice, practice and the rest will follow."

Specialty Classes


Restorative Yoga

Sundays 9:00 - 10:30 am  • Staff rotation

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T'ai Chi Chih®
(a Qigong/Chi Kung moving meditation)

Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:30 pm
with Jeneth

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All Wall Yoga

Fridays 9:00 - 10:30 am
with Bernie

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Yoga for Senior's

Tuesdays 12:30 - 1:30 pm
with Jane

Thursdays 12:30 - 1:30 pm
with Terry
(starts July 16, 2015)

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Pranayama (yogic breath practices)

The 4th week of each month With Jeneth
Level 2 & 3 classes
(Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday)
Check the Schedule to confirm the dates!

Upcoming Workshops

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Teaching Intensive with Christine Stein

Iyengar Teaching Intensives!

Sunday, October 11, 2:00-5:00pm

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In-depth study for yoga teachers and serious students.

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Thanksgiving Weekend Intensive with Bryan Legere

Yoga with Bryan Legere

Friday-Sunday, November 27, 28 and 29, 2015.

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Yoga is more than Asana. Asana is part of Iyengar yoga, come practice the whole of yoga.

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See the photo album of Mary and Eddy's last Weekend Immersion at VYS on our Facebook Page!

Mary & Eddy Weekend Immersion 2016!
(From the Skin to the Soul v.3)

Friday-Sunday, March 18, 19 and 20, 2016.
They're back by popular demand for another weekend of exploring the depths of Iyengar yoga.

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