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.

Recent classes

A practice of exhalation retention. Be sure to practice this on an empty stomach. The Kriya is followed by a modified Ashtanga yoga sequence consisting of Sun Salutations, standing poses, twists seated poses, some core work and back bends.

Level 2-3 45 min

Gain a strong understanding of the beginning practice of Ashtanga. Explore new postures while bringing awareness to your breath as you fine tune your concentration. Journey through the beginning of the primary series, which includes sun salutations, standing poses, and flowing seated postures.

Level 1-2 90 min

A strong introduction to Ujjayi breathing and then bring breath work into Sun Salutations and standing poses, including warrior poses and standing twists. Focus on specifics of the breath as you move through the sequence. Class ends with Yoga Mudrasana and a brief meditation focusing on Uddiyana Bandha.
Practice Focus: Breath

Level 1-2 20 min

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