I have been on the yoga journey for decades and have learned and practiced with some of the world’s most dedicated linage holders.

Yoga is more than simply stretching — you don’t need a ‘bendy’ body to do it.  The breath is consciously used to release the mind’s unhelpful patterns and the postures help to strengthen and purify the body.

Yoga helps to calm the mind and release unwanted tensions, helping us to navigate more successfully in a hectic and rushed world.

Many of my teachers have learned  directly from Sri. K. Pattahbi Jois in Mysore, India.

Greg Nardi;  Annie Pace;  Tim Feldmann;  Kino MacGregor;  Krista Shirley; David Swenson; David Williams; Govinda Kai; Mark & Joanne Darby; Manju Jois; Richard Freeman; Karyn Grenfell; Louise Ellis; Kevin Kimple
&
Sharath Jois

 

RYT200

Please contact me ~for private sessions.
~RYT 200 Yoga Alliance

 

Suggested Reads

  • Guruji-A Portrait of Sri K. Pattahbi Jois Through the Eyes of His Students by Guy Donahaye & Eddie Stern (inspiring stories about the yoga journey)
  • The Mirror of Yoga by Richard Freeman  (heavy, but wise)
  • Ashtanga Yoga–Practice & Philosophy by Gregor Maehle  (excellent all around book about everything involved in a true aspirant’s yoga practice)
  • Ashtanga Yoga–The Practice Manual by David Swenson (good one, especially for beginners.  Spiral bound book lays flat for easy reference)
  •  Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar   (my first book on yoga that I purchased in 1982–a real standard)
  • Yoga Mala by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois   (ashtanga yoga master)
  • Ashtanga Yoga by Anton Simmha   (a very sweet & simple book on the practice)
  • The Language of Yoga by Nicolai Bachman   (includes 2 CD’s to help you pronounce Sanskrit yoga terms.  Has first, second, and third ashtanga sequences with drawings and posture names)
  • Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali by Prabhavananda and Isherwood  (the yoga sutras explained)
  • The Wisdom of Yoga by Stephen Cope (great stories by a senior Kripalu yoga teacher)
  •  Moola Bandha-The Master Key by Swami Buddhananda (focuses on the type of breath and muscle engagements that are integral to a deep yoga practice)

“Practice, practice and all is coming!” – Sri K. Pattahbi Jois