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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 in 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 the worlds premier Ashtanga teachers.

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

Recent classes

Without putting any pressure on your wrists, work with the fundamental aspects of Ashtanga yoga (breath, bandhas, dristhi and vinyasa). Explore how to have a 45 minute practice without common postures such as chaturanga and downward facing dog. A class full of useful information for teachers as well.

Level 2 45 min
Open with a pranayama that involves holding your breath out at the end of the exhale and then another pranayama holding your breath in on the inhale, activating Jalandhara Bandha. Using the awareness of your breath, move through sun salutations and standing poses to open your quads, hips, hamstrings and balancing asanas. Finish with headstand, lotus and lolasana.

Level 2-3 30 min
In Ashtanga yoga we have a traditional pranayama sequence which has been passed down to advanced practitioners. The first section of that challenging sequence will be introduced, then move through two thirds of the intermediate series.
Practice Focus: Breath

Level 3 60 min

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