Students New to Ashtanga

Jois ENCINITAS, 613 Westlake Street [Map] Encinitas, CA 92024 U.S.A.,


Beginners Ashtanga  at Jois Yoga:

At Jois Encinitas we love to teach the Ashtanga yoga method to beginners. We believe that this is a practice  for everyone, of all abilities and all stages of life, and have experienced it’s great benefits first hand, as well as in our students. Through Mysore style Ashtanga we encourage you to develop a practice that will support all aspects of your life – a practice that fits with your ability, needs and schedule.

Beginners are encouraged to start practice in either of the Morning or Evening Mysore classes. Please contact Andrew ( or Julie ( to arrange a start time that suits your schedule.

What is Mysore Style Ashtanga?

Ashtanga Yoga has traditionally been taught in the ‘Mysore Style.’  A style in which students are taught one on one but in a group environment. This allows the teacher to spend time individually with each student and to cater the teaching to each students needs. The method has several advantages over Led classes including:

  • One on one attention for each student as we build your yoga practice
  • Progress at your own pace
  • The practice space is quiet and serene encouraging an inward focus and meditative attention
  • The group environment creates excellent energy and support for the beginning student
  • Students can tailor their start and finish time to suit their own schedule

For more information about the Mysore style at Jois Encinitas go here and for new student information here.

Beginning Students who would like to attend classes in Ashtanga at Jois Yoga:

Please contact Andrew for a morning practice time ( or Julie for an evening practice time (


About The Teachers

Julie Choi Trepkau
Julie’s love of movement began with dance lessons at age 4, and her first encounter with yoga was in 1992 as a student of art history at Columbia University in New York City. After completing an MSc at The London School of Economics and Political Science, she moved to Hong Kong to put her degrees…
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Andrew Hillam
Andrew's dedicated study of Ashtanga Yoga began in 1994 while at Adelaide University pursuing a degree in Music Performance.Since 2001 he has travelled yearly to Mysore, India, to study with Guruji and Sharath at KPJAYI and has been granted Advanced A Certification. He continues to return regularly to study at KPJAYI with Sharath as well…
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    613 Westlake Street [Map]
    Encinitas, CA 92024 U.S.A.,

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