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

Why do pictures of BKS Iyengar and Sri K Pattabhi Jois doing the same poses look so different? For answers to these questions, come on a journey through a basic Ashtanga yoga class where the concept of Ashtanga Alignment is introduced. This is an opportunity for students of all levels to gain a different perspective and learn why traditional Ashtanga practitioners look so different. Includes some beginning lecture and lots of explanation of poses.
Practice Focus:

Level 2 60 min

A look at the peak poses and most challenging poses of the primary series. Warm up and then jump right into a fast pace that brings you to 4 hip opening poses: Bhujapidasana, Kurmasana/Supta Kurmasana, Garbha Pindhasana/Kukutasana and Baddha Konasana.
Practice Focus: Hip Opener & Hips

Level 23 30 min

This fast paced practice will take you quickly through half primary and the beginning of the intermediate series of Ashtanga Yoga, culminating in a deep back bending sequence.
Practice Focus: Backbends

Level 23 60 min

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