Authentic Yoga Practice + Philosophy in Traverse City, Michigan

Ashtanga MYSORE

Mysore is the traditional method of teaching and learning Ashtanga Yoga; envision personalized yoga instruction within a group space. The teacher guides you through a few movements at a time, then you memorize your sequence and practice it at the pace of your own breath, body and energy. New postures are added as the student progresses. Mysore Ashtanga empowers you to self-practice a powerful yoga system with the guidance of a highly experienced teacher and the support of a dedicated community. It allows a deep internal focus to stabilize the mind and individual adaptation for all bodies.

Ashtanga LED PRIMARY Series

Led Primary is a guided group practice of the Ashtanga Primary Series. You don't have to memorize the sequence for this dynamic flowing class, but some familiarity with Ashtanga is beneficial. Led Primary Series is counted in Sanskrit and followed by a short yoga philosophy discussion or Ashtanga Q&A. 

Join us for a special winter session: 12 weeks of Ashtanga Led Primary Series!


Sundays at 8-9:30am EST

December 31 through March 17 (12 classes )


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INTRO COURSES and Workshops

Begin or deepen your yoga journey with a solid foundation. Ashtanga Yoga, Yin Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, and Yoga Philosophy courses are explored in a way that brings the benefits of ancient practices into the context of modern life. Small group sessions provide a supportive space for experiential learning with personalized guidance from your teacher and a friendly, engaged community to share the experience. Join me in Traverse City or reach out to schedule a workshop for your group or studio.

Private Sessions and IMMERSIONS

A simple blissful yoga practice to restore body and mind, or a technical exploration of that challenging posture you've been struggling with. A special event experience tailored to your group and theme, or a deep-dive personal immersion into yoga, breathwork, meditation, and holistic wellness. Every private yoga or coaching package is highly customized to create the experience you desire with the guidance and support you need. I'm here to help you create a practice and life you love.

Meet your teacher: SHELLEY SMITH

I’ve directed Mysore Ashtanga Yoga programs around the world and look forward to sharing practice with you here in beautiful Northern Michigan or online.

  • KPJAYI/SYC Authorized L1, 2011, Mysore India with R. Sharath Jois
  • RYT200, 2007, Rochester Michigan with Michael Johnson
  • REIKI I & II, 2009, Southfield Michigan with William Lee Rand
  • REIKI III/ART, 2009, Rochester Michigan with Ania Kopczynski
  • THAI MASSAGE, 2010, Bangkok Thailand with Wat Po Thai Massage School
  • 17+ YEARS Ashtanga Yoga practice & study
  • 25+ YEARS personal yoga practice & study
  • 10+ YEARS Ashtanga 7th Series (mom life!)


Classes are held at New Moon Yoga Collaborative in Traverse City, Michigan or online via Zoom. New students please email Shelley here to learn more and register before attending any class.



Monday 10:30am

Tuesday 6am

Wednesday 10:30am

Thursday 6am

Friday 10:30am

*No classes on moon days or holidays: December 12, 25, 26



Special 12-Week Winter Session! Join us in-studio at New Moon Yoga Collaborative or online via Zoom

Sundays at 8-9:30am

December 31 through March 17 (12 classes )

$180/ full session in studio

$120/ full session online via Zoom

$20 single class

*AshtangaTC Mysore Members: Led Primary is included in your monthly tuition



Winter Solstice Yin Yoga + Reiki + Sound Immersion on Thursday, December 21 @ 6-7:30pm

*Thursday evening workshops resume in 2024


Email Shelley HERE to learn more and schedule your start date

Monthly Tuition (all Ashtanga classes included)

Join the Ashtanga TC community and develop a connection with yourself, your teacher, and your fellow practitioners. Membership is active for 1 month from your start date.

$125 - $200 sliding scale

Weekly Guest Pass for Visitors (all Ashtanga classes included)

Ashtangis visiting Northwest Michigan are welcome to practice with our community. The weekly guest pass is valid for unlimited classes over 7 consecutive days. 


Mysore Drop-in

Join AshtangaTC for Ashtanga Mysore practice, in studio or online. Mysore drop-in is for experienced practitioners with a memorized sequence.


Led Primary Drop-in

Join AshtangaTC for the Ashtanga Led Primary Series, in studio or online. All practitioners are welcome. 


Led Primary Winter Session (classes in Studio)

Join AshtangaTC for 12 weeks of Ashtanga Led Primary Series in the Traverse City, Michigan studio.

Sundays 8am EST December 31 to March 17 


Led Primary Winter Session (online via Zoom)

Join AshtangaTC for 12 weeks of Ashtanga Led Primary Series online via Zoom video.

Sundays 8am EST December 31 to March 17 


Scholarship Fund

Your donations assist AshtangaTC in providing reduced-rate tuition and scholarships for those in need.

Thank you for supporting this small ashtanga yoga shala in our community and helping to make classes financially accessible for all!

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