Looking for all-year round yoga practice in Niseko area? Come join the Ashtanga Yoga with Marika. Enjoy the small classes, great practice atmosphere and helpful tips from Marika.

Class Types:

Half Primary (Beginners): This is a led class, the sequence of poses is based on Half of the primary series. It is suitable for all especially beginners

Led Primary: This is a led class of the full primary series. This class is challenging and previous experience of Ashtanga yoga is recommended.

Mysore Class: Traditional non led format, where each practitioner practices the set sequence of Ashtanga yoga. Memorisation of the sequence is the eventual goal but is not a pre-requisite to join the class. Practitioners get individual instruction within a group setting and the practice is tailored specifically for each student. The name ‘Mysore’ comes from the city in India where Ashtanga was first taught to westerners.


Pricing has been revised as follows:

Standard classes

1 x class: ¥1,800

5 x class pass: ¥7,500 **(¥1,000 discount until Oct 2020 = ¥6,500)

Unlimited pass (for the calendar month): ¥10,000

Offer for Remainder of June: unlimited pass ¥5,000


1x class (Led Half Primary): ¥1,600

5x class pass: ¥6,500 **(1,000 discount until Oct 2020 = ¥5,500)

Unlimited pass: ¥7,000

Offer for Remainder of June: beginners unlimited pass ¥4,000

*Beginners passes are valid for Half Primary classes and Mysore class (In Mysore class your session will be shorter than other participants whilst you learn the sequence up to half primary series).

First time class for local residents (Please bring your residents card or drivers license) (Led Half Primary): ¥500

Reservations and other COVID 19 prevention measures


Each class is limited to 8 or 9 people due to give a healthy social distance between participants. Normally there is always space in class but I would recommend reserving to ensure your spot. Please mail or message me.

Please also the additional precautionary measures will be undertaken as follows:

  • If you have had fever or any symptoms of infection, or have returned from an area of COVID 19 infected overseas, please refrain from taking class for the following 2 weeks after symptoms have subsided or return from infected area.
  • Windows will be opened during class.
  • Please sanitise your hands

Please note that they need to record attendees’ name and health condition on a check sheet which is on the counter at the entrance for classes at Hirafu 188.


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Refund for previously purchased class passes

Schedule has substantially changed from last winter, so if you cannot attend a class anymore they are happy to give you a refund for any remaining lessons. Please contact below.


For enquiries email [email protected] or call 08032918598

Find out more here: Marika Ohtani Yoga Website & Marika Ohtani Yoga Facebook


General Schedule:

The weekly schedule will generally be as follows, but please note classes are sometimes canceled, and they do not teach on moon days so please check the monthly schedule in case there is not a class on any given day.