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 NEW and Improved Schedule

Please have a look!  •  March's Printed Schedule

Linda Sackett - RYT 200 with the Yoga Alliance has joined the staff!

She is taking over the Tuesday 10:45 - 12:15 Level 1 Class

Read Linda's bio

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Suza Francina, Certified Iyengar Teacher has joined the staff!

She will teach the 4th Sunday of each month beginning February 22.

Check the schedule for more offerings coming soon.

Read Suza's bio

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Classes with the Masters

Our next date for Classes with the Masters will be posted soon.
Practice, take notes or just watch - your choice.

Come see our new big screen and practice along with a videotaped asana class taught by Geeta Iyengar!
Use your class package or pay $16 for 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
Fridays 6:00 - 7:30 pm
with Tobi

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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

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Yoga in the Chair

Thursdays 10:45-11:45 pm With Pamela
Regular, Unlimited & Senior class packages are accepted.

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Sun Salutations & 5 Tibetans + More

Levels 1&2, Wednesdays at 6:00 - 7:30 pm
With Tobi Redlich, D.C.
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Upcoming Workshops

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Iyengar Yoga Teaching Intensive Workshop with Christine Stein

The Study of Inversions

Saturday, March 21, 2:00-5:00 pm  *   $45.00
It is important to understand how to practice inversions and it is important to know when a student
is ready to invert.
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From The Skin to Soul Encore

Spring Weekend Immersion with
Mary Obendorfer and Eddy Marks

April 17 - 19, 2015 • $275.00 for entire weekend.

Our recent workshop with Mary & Eddy was such a success that they have offered to come back this Spring. After their Skin to Soul workshop here in October, they left for Pune, India so they'll have new things to share with us.
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See the photo album of Mary and Eddy's first Weekend Immersion at VYS: Skin to Soul!

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Iyengar Yoga Teaching Intensive Workshop with Christine Stein

Saturday, June 20, 2:00-5:00 pm
In-depth studies for Yoga teachers and serious students. (1 year min. Iyengar Yoga experience required.)
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Expression of Asana, The Study of Asana and Teaching Others.

A Workshop with Marla Apt

Neck and Shoulders

Saturday, August 15, 9:00-11:00 am  *   $45.00 until August 1, $50.00 thereafter  *   All levels welcome!

The inverted asanas have been documented as an essential part of yoga practice because they have tremendous revitalizing power. In this workshop, we will explore how to strengthen, stabilize, and increase flexibility in the delicate neck and shoulder region to prepare for the safe practice of inversions.
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