Fine Yoga aims to offer authentic Yoga in China. Yoga classes at Fine Yoga are taught in accordance with the teachings of the masters of the respective styles. We do not intend to reinvent Yoga but strive to offer genuine and traditional Yoga as taught internationally.
Owner Sherri Rao has studied at Sri K. Pattabhi Jois’s Ashtanga Yoga shala in Mysore, India numerous times to perfect her practice foundation. She is the only citizen of mainland China who has studied directly with Pattabhi Jois. Also she was the first Anusara Yoga registered inspired teacher of mainland China. Sherri and her enthusiastic team of teachers all have studied with world renowned teachers of different Yoga styles. Although our solid foundation remains Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, today Fine Yoga offers an array of Yoga styles.
Fine Yoga offers qualified instruction, precise adjustments, great encouragement – and in any class you will of course enjoy the benefits of collective energy.
Sherri Rao has translated John Scott’s book and DVD on Ashtanga Yoga. John’s book and DVD on Ashtanga is one of the most important books for Ashtanga practitioners in the west and the most important one in mainland China. His teachings are deep and refined with profound understanding, original view, and impressive practice, which is fluid, skilful, and very powerful.
Fine Yoga host John Scott annually. Fine Yoga was also the first mainland China Yoga school to host an It’s Yoga Kids workshop in China. If you gather a group of children we are able to offer them some fun and inspiring Yoga classes.People from all over the world do yoga with us – beginners as well as advanced practitioners. Welcome to join some of our many weekly classes and some of our interesting world class workshops.
Fine Yoga was founded in 2002, by Anders Baadsgaard Pedersen (Andy) and Sherri Rao, under the name BeijingYOGA in the Shunyi district of Bejing. In 2005, when the present main studio opened in down town Chaoyang district of Beijing the name was changed to Fine Yoga.
Fine Yoga is the earliest training base of traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in China and founder Sherri Rao was the first mainland Chinese to train directly with the late master of Ashtanga Yoga (Guruji) – Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and his grandson Sharath Rangaswamy (Jois).
Today, with its solid foundation in Ashtanga, Fine Yoga teaches a range of traditional and popular international recognized Yoga styles and has studios across China including Asia’s largest Yoga- and meditation Retreat Center located in central China’s Hubei province not far from Wuhan, near the city of Chibi – which has easy access by bullet train from main cities.
Fine Yoga is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance and IYF and continue to run our high quality Chinese language YTT.
In May 2010 Fine Yoga became the first mainland China Yoga school to register with Green Yoga Association. We continue to support the green course and Fine Yoga has committed to educate yoga students about taking care of our environment and to support the green course here in mainland China. In order to GREEN our studios we have already taken these steps. In the studios and in the retreat center we use: mainland China cypress wooden floors, Dulux environment friendly non toxic/non smelling paint, energy saving light bulbs, Manduka eco friendly Yoga mats, recycled paper, and we collect used plastic bottles for recycling, supply free water refill of own bottle, do garbage and plastic separation and all rooms have double glass windows. Some studios do composting as well as our Retreat Center and on sunny days solar energy power our retreat center by up to 80%. We will continue to develop our GREEN concept at Fine Yoga.
“Be the change You want to see in the World” – Mahatma Gandhi
Concepts of Fine Yoga
“Yoga does not demand flexibility and strength, it grants it”. And we are here to help you on your path. In any of our small numbered daily classes you will experience a high level of teacher attention and precise adjustments as well as friendly encouragement and of course collective energy.
Yoga is not primarily for relaxing. Yoga is the union between body and mind. Yoga may bring you enhanced ability to concentrate, a calm mind and physical and mental health.
It may take a little time to build stamina and to achieve a flowing asana practice, but the benefits of doing Yoga postures will soon show and enlighten your life in every possible way.
“Do your practice – and all is coming” – Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
The teachers at Fine Yoga are professionally trained in providing a safe environment for your Yoga practice. Many teachers are bi- or trilingual and many have studied abroad and with the International teachers visiting Fine Yoga.
All have years of experience and are graduates of the Fine Yoga School (Yoga Alliance & International Yoga Federation – I.Y.F registered) under guidance of Sherri Rao. Sherri Rao is the owner of Fine Yoga and the translator of the no. 1 bestseller book: Ashtanga Yoga by John Scott. She is a dedicated Ashtanga yogi herself, a direct student of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Sharath Rangaswamy (Jois), John Scott, Chuck Miller, Maty Ezraty and many others of the worlds finest Yoga teachers. Every year she is going abroad to further study with her Masters and is thereby bridging the gap between the advanced teaching outside China and the developing Yoga community inside China. Sherri Rao’s mission is to humbly help spread the word and teachings of traditional and pure Yoga to the mainland Chinese people. Study and teaching is her joy – and that is the spirit of Fine Yoga teachers.
Fine Yoga has established itself as the Yoga school which every year invites most World renowned Yoga masters to come and share their knowledge and advanced teachings in mainland China.
Due to our profound and crystal clear translations and solid background in the hospitality industry we have gained a good reputation, which we are very proud of. We have managed, and continuously aim, to make every workshop a success for both students (from literally every corner of China) and visiting teacher. Among others regular hosts at Fine Yoga are: John Scott, Seane Corn, Jonas Westring, Michelle Wing, Jennifer More, Michael Hamilton, Chuck Miller & Maty Ezraty. Please check workshops for dates.
International Yoga Federation http://www.internationalyogafederation.net/
Yoga Alliance https://www.yogaalliance.org/
Shri K. Pattabhi Jois Yoga Institute http://kpjayi.org/
John Scott http://www.johnscottyoga.com/
Chuck Miller http://www.sama-ashtanga.org/
Maty Ezraty http://www.matyezraty.com/
Seane Corn http://www.seanecorn.com/
Jonas Westring: http://shantaya.org/
Jennifer More https://www.dolphinmethod.com/
Michelle Wing http://www.itsyogakids.com/