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Jodi Blumstein

Jodi Blumstein

Jodi Blumstein has been practicing Ashtanga yoga since 1994, and has a profound connection to the practice. After studying under the world’s premiere instructors (including Sri K. Pattabhi Jois), she founded Priya Yoga, Chicago’s first Ashtanga/vinyasa yoga school, and served as their director for eight years.
Jodi holds a space for students that is solid and reverent, while maintaining a level of levity, play, and humor. She is a teacher’s teacher, and yet each student feels her precise attention, especially as they are at pivotal points their practice. She encourages students to explore their edges both on and off the mat, and facilitates transformation in both arenas.
Jodi lives in Los Angeles, where she has been running the Mysore program for YogaWorks at the Center for Yoga since 2004. She also hosts exclusive Ashtanga retreats at her home, led by some of her favorite mentors. Jodi is a senior Ashtanga teacher for yogaglo.com, where she reaches thousands of students around the world every day.

Connect with Jodi at www.jodiblumstein.com or on Facebook at Jodi Blumstein Yoga.  

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Maui Style Second Series
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Level 3
45 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | Oct 21 2014

Maui Style Second Series - This practice will take you briskly through the first two-thirds of the intermediate or second series. You will move through a ...more

Yoga Without Wrist Pressure
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Level 2
15 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | Oct 07 2014

Yoga Without Wrist Pressure - All students can practice yoga, no matter what the circumstances! Here, we are going to explore a short introductory ashtan...more

Maintain a Daily Practice
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Level 2
45 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | Sep 23 2014

Maintain a Daily Practice - Inspiration: What it takes to get on the Mat - This all-around class has an emphasis on helping those students who struggle wi...more

Start Your Day
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Level 2
20 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | Sep 09 2014

Start Your Day - A basic Ashtanga yoga refresher that will get your blood pumping so that you can get on with your day! Includes surya namaskars, standing ...more

Deepen Your Understanding of Primary Series
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Level 2
90 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | Aug 26 2014

Deepen Your Understanding of Primary Series - This practice includes research poses and some non-traditional vinyasa flow sequences to deepen your und...more

Maui Style Practice for Sensitive Shoulders
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level 2-3
45 min
Ashtanga
Jodi Blumstein | Aug 12 2014

Maui Style Practice for Sensitive Shoulders - A fast paced half primary series, specifically for the student who is struggling with shoulder issues. H...more

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