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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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Deep Pigeon for Deep Hip Expression
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level 2-3
20 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | Jul 29 2014

Deep Pigeon for Deep Hip Expression - A short warmup sequence of standing poses which moves into deep pigeon, and quickly helps you to access your deepe...more

Intro to The Bandhas
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level 2-3
20 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | Jul 15 2014

Intro to The Bandhas - In this class we introduce the bandhas in a short practice designed to create awareness of this subtle and elusive aspect of practic...more

Devotion
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level 2-3
45 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | Jul 01 2014

Devotion - In Bali, the connection to the spirit is everywhere. This is a no-rush, 45 minute practice we use to connect to the devotion all around us. Expect...more

Half Primary with Full Vinyasa Method
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level 2-3
60 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | Jun 17 2014

Half Primary with Full Vinyasa Method - This Half Primary is done with the Full Vinyasa Method (HALF FULL!!) This is a strong version of the first half...more

Strength Poses of Intermediate Series
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level 2-3
45 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | Jun 03 2014

Strength Poses of Intermediate Series - The intermediate series, or Nadi Sodona sequence, can be divided into three important parts: The deep backbends...more

Explore Post-Peak Section of Primary Series
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Level 2
90 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | May 20 2014

Explore Post-Peak Section of Primary Series - The primary series has six sections: Sun Salutations, standing postures, seated postures (through half p...more

Shoulder Stability in Basic Poses
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level 1-2
30 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | May 06 2014

Shoulder Stability in Basic Poses - In this class we will do an accessible vinyasa flow sequence, roughly based on the ashtanga yoga system. This sequen...more

Intro to Ashtanga Primary Series
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level 1-2
20 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | Apr 22 2014

Intro to Ashtanga Primary Series - The primary series of Astanga yoga can take anywhere from 60 - 90 minutes to complete. Today we have 20 minutes and w...more

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