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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

The Intermediate Series of Ashtanga Yoga is called Nadi Shodona, which means nerve cleansing practice. Includes the entire intermediate series, with no modifications. An advanced practice for students of Ashtanga Yoga. Begin with sun salutations and the traditional standing postures of Ashtanga, then move into three main sequences. The first takes you into deep back bends, the second counteracts the backbends with deep forward bends. The end of intermediate is strength building.

Level 3 90 min
A brief discussion on handstand and where it fits into the Ashtanga practice. Followed by a breakdown of the steps to get there along with a demonstration of how to work towards this challenging pose.
Practice Focus: Inversions & Tutorials

Level 2 5 min
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

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