R. Sharath Jois 

Tokyo, Japan 

November 14-19th, 2018

R. Sharath Jois is the director of the K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India where the lineage of the Ashtanga Yoga tradition is preserved. As the grandson of Ashtanga Yoga master Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (affectionately known internationally as Guruji) and son of Saraswati Rangaswamy, he carries the torch in maintaining the teachings of Ashtanga Yoga. Raised by generations of yogis, Sharath began to learn yoga at the age of seven and at nineteen began a journey both as a dedicated yoga practitioner and teacher under the guidance of his legendary grandfather at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Center in Mysore, India. Ultimately, Sharath became the only student who has spent over 20 years everyday living and learning Ashtanga Yoga from Sri K Pattabhi Jois but is also his most advance student completing all six series of the Ashtanga Yoga system, continuing his grandfather’s legacy and teaching after his passing in 2009.


Today Sharath Jois wakes up every morning at 1:00am to do his practice and teach hundreds of dedicated students that travel from around the world to study with him. When not teaching at KPJAYI he often tours internationally to share Ashtanga Yoga. He presently resides in Mysore, India with his wife Shruthi, daughter Shraddha, and son Sambhav.  


The Workshop

Six days of traditional Sanskrit counted Led Primary and Intermediate series classes with Yoga Master R. Sharath Jois. November 14th - 19th, 2018

Primary Series 6 days (November 14th - 19th)

6:30 - 8:00am November  14th - 19th

​8:15 - 9:45am November 14th - 16th

​All students and all levels for traditional sanskrit count led primary. Class will start promptly at 6:30am or 8:15 respectively.  Space is limited so please book early. 

Intermediate Series:  (3 days intermediate )  It is mandatory to attend all three classes. No drop-ins

Saturday 17th, 18th, 19th Intermediate class 8:15-10:00am

Intermediate to Advanced students only.  Students practicing until Ekapada Sirsana and beyond can join this class. Students practicing up until at least Ekapada Sirsana can join this class.  Please be aware that if Sharath determines you are not ready for this class during the session you may be stopped and directed to join the primary class the following day. If in doubt, consult with your teacher, Kranti or Tarik. It is recommended that if your teacher is not Authorized or Certified by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute that you check with us first before joining. No refunds will be offered if Sharath determines you are not ready! Please arrive 15 minutes before class time. 

Conference: Sunday, November 18th  10:15-11:30

Sharath will talk about the practice, philosophy and offer time for questions. A great chance to ask a living yoga master about the Ashtanga Yoga practice. Conference is included for all students attending any of the led classes (drop-ins included). Conference is only available to those joining the workshop. 


A word of advice!

If at all possible, attend the entire workshop. These six day led classes were originally created by Pattabhi Jois to give students the maximum results on all levels in short period of time. To get the most benefit from and for maximum impact it is best to attend all six days consecutively. This applies to both intermediate and primary. By the end of the week you will be much stronger, open, focused and your practice transformed.

Yoga Mats

We will not be providing rental yoga mats so please prepare to bring your own mat. It is possible to leave your mat at the venue for the week so you will not have to carry each day.

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Price and Reservations


When sending reservation please include the following information.

  1. Your full name

  2. Contact info with both email and telephone

  3. Please indicate if you will be joining  "3 days primary only (Nov 14, 15 and 16th primary class 6:30-08:00am) or 3 Days intermediate only (Nov 17, 18 and 19th) 8:15-10:00  or (6 days) 3 days primary & 3 days intermediate.

  4. If you are making reservations for more than one person please list names below.

Full  Six day primary classs is now (Full)!  Only three day primary classes and intermediate still available.

6 days practice primary and intermediate ¥34,000 (early bird rate until July 31st)

¥36,000* standard rate from August 1st onwards.

Three Days Intermediate Only

Saturday 17th, Sunday,18th, Monday 19th.  Intermediate class 8:15-10:00am  ¥19,000


Three Days Primary Only

Wednesday 14th, Thursday 15th and Friday 16th, primary class 6:30-08:00am  ¥19,000


¥6500 per day (We expect class to be full so most likely no drop-ins possible). 

Led Primary class : Only if space is available. Please read below*

Led Intermediate class: Drop-ins are NOT possible. It is required to join all three intermediate classes.

Ticket system

We will be using a ticket system. We will give you six tickets in total for each day of the workshop. Each ticket can only be used on the designated day. You are free to share or exchange them with friends. Because we allow you to share and exchange the tickets we cannot offer you any replacements for any reason. Tickets can only be used at the designated class on the ticket. Primary and intermediate tickets are not interchangeable unless staff indicates otherwise. If you lose you tickets you will have to pay again for all the remaining classes. It is best to consider the tickets as equivalent to cash!


All payments can be made by either by bank transfer, PayPal (plus 3.5%). (Those not in Japan please use Paypal ). Once you register we will send you payment details within 72 hours. Caution! Please pay within 7 days of registering or your reservation may be cancelled.

!!Space is very limited and all reservations will be booked in the order received so please make sure to reserve early!!

Refund Policy 

*Workshop refund/cancellation policy: Up to 6 weeks before workshop 50% returned / 6 weeks and after 100% non-refundable/transferable. No exceptions. 



Contact and Location

Other inquiries or questions:  sharathjapan@gmail.com
Where to stay?
Any hotel near Roppongi; Shibuya, Azabu Juban, Omotesando or Aoyama is fine. We suggest using airbnb.com, hotels.com or agoda.com to assist in your selection. 

3-2-1 Roppongi,Minato-Ku ,Tokyo 

Sumitomo Fudosan ,Roppongi Grand Tower - 9F

Transport information

​Roppongi Station - 7 minute walk

Roppongi Itchome station - 1 minute walk

Map  Link to Google Map

Super special thanks to the following

Yoshiyasu Hirano - Hosting partner,   Mysoul8.com


Hideki Miyazaki - Photography

Chami Kobayashi - Japanese translation, www.chazenyoga.com

Yan Ong- English editing, www.mysoreroom.com

Boonchu Tanti - T-shirt and Graphic design, www.alliscoming.com

Hwasun Lee - Korean translation

 xxxChinese translation

 xxx Chinese editing and support

Rie Sawa - All around support!  www.detoxlife.jp

Sharath's workshop brought to you by 

Yoshiyasu Hirano,   Mysoul8.com

Akiko Tsugawa, akiashtanga.com

Kranti Vira, www.krantivira.com

Tarik Thami, www.tarik.com


Thank you!