I practice yoga to keep discipline in my life and to keep my mind, body and spirit in good health. I have been learning from the practice of Ashtanga Yoga to persevere with equanimity through all the trials and tribulations of life. What I encounter on my mat is practice for everything else.

I have been studying and practicing Ashtanga Yoga philosophy and asana since 1998. After 10 years of practicing and studying I decided to help spread the love by teaching as well, but I still consider myself first and foremost a student.

I truly and deeply love Ashtanga Yoga. I want to share this amazing practice from Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and his teacher Sri Tiramulai Krishnamacharya, who walked for 2.5 months to a cave at the foot of Mount Kailash in Tibet to learn from his teacher, Yogeshwara Ramamohana Brahmachari. I am so grateful to be part of a lineage that has brought inner abundance and harmony, and outer discipline and health to my life and well as the lives of many others around the world. Experiencing a deeply rooted yoga practice can bring insight into the meaning of the experience of life; paraphrasing Richard Freeman.

Studies, accreditations and workshops:

  • 6 day Led Intermediate and Primary Series Workshop and conferences with R. Sharath Jois in Los Angeles, California, June 2017
  • Month long study with Paramaguru R. Sharath Jois in Mysore, India, November 2016
  • Sanskrit 1 and 2 and Hatha Yoga Pradipika study with Laksmisha through KPJAYI, Mysore, India, November 2016
  • 6 day Led Intermediate and Primary Series Workshop and conferences with R. Sharath Jois in Los Angeles, California, June 2016
  • 5 day Essentials Intensive with Richard Freeman in Boulder Colorado, January 2014
  • 6 day Led Intermediate and Primary Series workshop with Sharath Jois in Los Angeles, California, September 2014
  • 5 Day Led Intermediate and Primary Series workshop with R. Sharath and Saraswati Jois in Encinitas, California, 2013
  • 200 hour Ashtanga Teacher Intensive from Richard Freeman‘s Ashtanga Teacher’s Intensive including 4 hour hands on anatomy labs in Boulder Colorado, 2012 with Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor
  • Month long Sanskrit Study with Marcia Solomon in Boulder Colorado, 2012
  • Weeklong Yoga Intensive: Buddha and the Yogis: the Vajra Body 2011 in Phoenicia, New York with Richard FreemanMary TaylorJohn Campbell and Robert Thurman (professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University)
  • Week long study with Rolf and Marci Naujokat in Goa, India, 2011
  • 20 hour Intensive Ayurveda Study in Kerala, India, 2009
  • 200 hour Yoga Alliance Ashtanga training with Caroline Klebl in Kerala, India, 2009

I  am grateful to have also learned from authorized teachers and students of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in their Mysore classrooms; Richard Freeman, Samuel Brown, David Miliotis, Devorah Sacks, Chad Herst, and Vance Selover, as well as Catherine Shaddix and Jeff Silverstein.

with Paramaguru Sharath Jois and Sammy Brown with some of our SLC crew!

with Paramaguru Sharath Jois and Sammy with some of our amazing SLC crew!

with my wonderful friend and teacher, Sammy Brown at Sharath's LA workshop 2016

with my wonderful friend and teacher, Sammy Brown at Sharath’s LA workshop 2016

with my dear, dear friend and teacher, Jeff Silverstein

with my dear friend and teacher, Jeff Silverstein

With the wonderful Mary Taylor, 2011

 

with David Swenson

with Sharath Jois 2013

With Richard Freeman, 2011

R. Saraswathi, daughter of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

R. Saraswathi, daughter of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, who I am very much loved meeting in Encinitas in April 2013 and in Mysore India in 2016.

 

with my beloved fellow yogis that I had the good fortune to learn with at Richard Freeman's Teacher's Immersion in Boulder, 2012

with my beloved fellow yogis that Ihe good fortune to learn with at Richard Freeman’s Teacher’s Immersion in Boulder, 2012

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