The Ashram—created by Gary Olson—is an environment where students can experience deep personal transformation, promote healing, and achieve optimal physical health so that their greatest potential can be realized.
Our desire is to help people live life more fully, be more connected with one another and experience true joy.
Everything you encounter at The Ashram culminates from Gary’s unique life experience. The structure of the yoga sequence is inspired by Gary's many years of yoga practice, as well as his diverse background in martial arts teaching (bringing discipline and structure to the sequence), his meditation training (giving the sequence a focus on the mind and the spirit) and his experience as a musician (instilling a sense of flow to the sequence). All of these factors influenced the choice and order of postures.
Though the practice of yoga dates back to ancient times, Gary Olson has designed his highly effective method and unique teaching philosophy to meet the needs of people of our society in this day and age.
Those needs include physical and emotional healing, stress and anxiety reduction, fitness and well-being, consciousness of one’s life purpose, connection to the whole and realization of one’s greatest potential.
Gary Olson was inspired to create a yoga method designed to optimize the life experience for our society in this current day and age. This unique yoga method attracts hard-core athletes and yoga practitioners of all types. When he first started teaching, Gary moved from studio to studio. As he moved, he realized that his growing student base followed. They then began asking him to start his own studio. His students wanted a place to practice the Gary Olson power yoga method. With their encouragement and Gary’s determination, the Ashram was born.
Gary’s personal vision influences each style of yoga taught at the Ashram. All Ashram teachers are trained in his method and are encouraged to explore other certifications and yoga practice experiences.
> Improve people’s lives through the limitless benefits of yoga
> Inspire the highest qualities of self within each student
> Encourage an open heart and a caring attitude
> Promote community and the desire to usher in a better world