We invite you to join our Yoga Community in the Northern Illawarra.

 We practice and teach a yoga style known as Ashtanga Yoga. This method offers a sequence of postures (called asanas) and breathing exercises (called pranayama). Starting with the Primary Series, students build strength, stamina and flexibility of the body, as well as clearing and calming the mind.


The postures evolve slowly over time and allow students to choose the depth and intensity of their experience. Regular practice creates stability and confidence in your body and cultivates a calm and meditative state of mind. 

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{Ashtanga} Style

Classes are held at the Thirroul Community Centre & Library in the Excelsior Hall.


The Tuesday morning class runs in Austinmer at Moore Street Yoga Room.

*Check Facebook page for class times on Public Holidays and during School Holiday periods.

Please note: classes are dynamic and not suitable during pregnancy.

Weekly classes run during school terms. Check facebook or instagram for class offered in school holidays.

{Ashtanga} Style Yoga Classes



6.30 - 8.00PM

Excelsior Hall - Thirroul


Suitable for all practitioners from Beginners to Experienced.

$18 per person. Tap 'n go.


10.00 - 11.15AM
Moore Street Yoga Room



Ideal for Beginner Students. 
$18 per person. Tap 'n go.


6.00 - 7.00PM

Excelsior Hall - Thirroul


Runs during school terms.
Starts 18th May 2022

$18 per person. Tap 'n go.


8.00 - 9.30AM

Excelsior Hall - Thirroul

Traditional Ashtanga Yoga


Experienced yoga students.

$18 per person. Tap 'n go.

You will become stable in your legs and confident in the constellation of your limbs in various postures.


Focus on the internal body, breath and posture can bring one into a calm and meditative state of mind.

The postures in the sequence evolve slowly over time and allow students to choose the depth and intensity of their experience.


You will come to know each posture well and be able to practice independently.

Ashtanga is a Sanskrit term meaning eight limbs and refers to the eight-fold path of yoga outlined in the Yoga Sutras, an ancient text attributed to the sage Patanjali. Practicing these eight limbs holistically leads to wellbeing.

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  • Please wear your mask when moving around inside venues. You can remove your mask for the duration of the yoga class.

  • To maintain small class sizes please contact Alyson to book your space.

  • If you feel unwell before class please stay at home.

  • Maintain physical distancing at all times.

  • Please bring your own equipment.


Alyson Johnson is a registered Senior Teacher and Mentor with Yoga Australia and offers curriculum based professional development workshops for yoga teachers-in-training and teachers qualified at 200hr and 500hr level certification.

Alyson Johnson

Senior Teacher & Mentor - Yoga Australia

Alyson returned home to the South Coast in 2011 and started Thirroul Yoga Shala after living and working in Sydney for 20 years.

She is a long-time student of Eileen Hall and assisted at YogaMoves in Sydney.

Alyson was also mentored by Fiona Pullen at Ashtanga Yoga Space for three years full time before taking on parenthood.

Those apprentice years were spent emersed in the Ashtanga yoga community among experienced and skilled senior teachers and practitioners learning the Mysore style of practice.


Both of her teachers were very strict but incredibly generous with their knowledge and expertise. They layed the foundation for Alyson to share the teachings of Ashtanga yoga in the Illawarra. 

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Alyson Johnson

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