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Jodi Blumstein

Jodi Blumstein

Jodi Blumstein has been practicing Ashtanga yoga for 17 years. From 1999 to 2005 she was the director of Priya Yoga - the first Ashtanga/vinyasa yoga school in Chicago. Jodi sees the Ashtanga practice as a highly transformative experience; it is physical exercise to keep the body clean, it is mental exercise to keep the mind sharp, and it is a tool for waking up to who we truly are, beyond name and form. Jodi has the unique ability to work with students of all levels, ages, and physical ability and to guide them towards establishing a consistent, daily practice to improve health on all levels. She encourages students to explore the unknown both on and off the mat and not to take anything too seriously. She has helped thousands of students begin their journey in this practice, and she holds the space for many communities to build thriving Ashtanga yoga programs. Currently, Jodi is living in Los Angeles where she teaches the Mysore program for Yoga Works at the Center for Yoga near Hollywood. Connect with Jodi at www.jodiblumstein.com or on Facebook at Jodi Blumstein Yoga.  

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Beginning of 2nd Series
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level 2-3
60 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | Apr 08 2014

Beginning of 2nd Series - This class will move through the beginning of intermediate or 2nd series. In this class the Peak pose will be Kapotasana and Jod...more

Supta Vajrasana Tutorial
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Level 2
10 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | Mar 25 2014

Supta Vajrasana Tutorial - This tutorial will guide students through Jodi's method to do Supta Vajrasana without an assistant. Props Needed: Two sandbags,...more

Bring More Awareness to Your Arms
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Level 2
90 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | Mar 11 2014

Bring More Awareness to Your Arms - This class is designed for students of all levels to bring more awareness to their arms. Here we will put our attent...more

Stretch Wrists & Lower Arms
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level 1-2
15 min
Hatha
Jodi Blumstein | Feb 25 2014

Stretch Wrists & Lower Arms - This tutorial will guide students through Jodi's thorough sequence of wrist stretches and movements to free up the lower ar...more

Sun Salutations for Beginners
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Level 1
30 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | Feb 11 2014

Sun Salutations for Beginners - This class will move slowly and deliberately to introduce the beginner student to the sun salutation. Then time will be s...more

Long, Thorough, Strenuous Practice
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Level 3
120 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | Jan 28 2014

Long, Thorough, Strenuous Practice - This advanced ashtanga class will take you through the FULL primary series into intermediate or 2nd series and then...more

Beginning Postures of Advanced Series
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Level 3
30 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | Jan 14 2014

Beginning Postures of Advanced Series - This class will take you directly into some of the beginning postures of the advanced series of Ashtanga Yoga. ...more

Upward Facing Dog Tutorial
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level 1-2
15 min
Hatha
Jodi Blumstein | Dec 31 2013

Upward Facing Dog Tutorial - This 15 minute tutorial focuses on Urdhva Mukha Svanasana, or Upward Facing Dog. Jodi looks at this posture within the conte...more

Attention
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Level 2
90 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | Dec 17 2013

Attention - This class will have a strong focus on ATTENTION. We are exploring ADVANCED yoga practice, not through super advanced asanas but by cultivating s...more

Ashtanga and Vinyasa Basics
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level 1-2
60 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | Dec 03 2013

Ashtanga and Vinyasa Basics - This is a really good class for students to experience the basics of an Ashtanga or Vinyasa practice. There is strong focus...more

Intelligent Use of Your Shoulders in Ashtanga or Vinyasa Flow
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Level 2
90 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | Nov 19 2013

Intelligent Use of Your Shoulders in Ashtanga or Vinyasa Flow - This informative class looks at how to intelligently utilize your shoulders in you...more

Counted Beginning of Intermediate Series
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Level 2
45 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | Nov 05 2013

Counted Beginning of Intermediate Series - In this class, Jodi is teaching utilizing the traditional method of Sanskrit counting to move rhythmically t...more

Half Primary with Sanskrit
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Level 2
60 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | Oct 22 2013

Half Primary with Sanskrit - Half Primary with Sanskrit count! Sanskrit is the language of Ashtanga yoga, and this is due directly to the history of the ...more

Ashtanga Yoga Invocation
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Level 1
10 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | Oct 08 2013

Ashtanga Yoga Invocation - This short segment introduces the Ashtanga Yoga Invocation to students. You will have the opportunity to practice speaking the ...more

Swift Kindness Practice
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level 2-3
90 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | Sep 24 2013

Swift Kindness Practice - Here Jodi is acknowledging one of her main yoga teachers, Nancy Gilgoff who has taught Ashtanga yoga on the island of Maui for a...more

Samastitihi Integrity for Beginners
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level 1-2
30 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | Sep 10 2013

Samastitihi Integrity for Beginners - This Ashtanga yoga practice is dedicated by Jodi to her teacher Dena Kingsberg who has guided her practice over th...more

Working Toward Leg Behind the Head
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Level 2
60 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | Aug 27 2013

Working Toward Leg Behind the Head - Eka Pada Sirsana is a pretty advanced place to be, with one foot behind your head. But it is a JOURNEY that is full...more

Chaturanga Dandasana Tutorial
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level 1-2
15 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | Aug 13 2013

Chaturanga Dandasana Tutorial - Chaturanga is a fundamental asana in the Ashtanga Vinyasa system and is performed in every vinyasa. Because we repeat it ...more