with stan woodman
Level 2 Authorized KPJAYI Teacher
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The Yoga Shala is a community of practitioners dedicated to teaching Ashtanga Yoga in the tradition of Sri K Pattabhi Jois. Owner, Stan Woodman is a Level 2 Authorized Ashtanga Yoga teacher for the K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI), in Mysore, India. He took his first yoga class in 1991 and began a dedicated Ashtanga practice in 1997. Having first met Sri K Pattabhi Jois in NYC 2001, Stan eventually went to the source in Mysore India in 2003 to study with Guruji. Since then, he has made several trips to the K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute, studying with its founder until his death in 2009 and eventually with Jois’ heir and grandson, Sharath Jois. Today, Stan continues his yearly pilgrimage to Mysore to study at the KPJAYI with Sharath and in the summer of 2016 completed a special two month teachers course in Mysore with Sharath. He is also the co-founder of Kaia Yoga from 2006-2018.
Ashtanga Yoga is a special practice and one that has changed and enriched the lives of practitioners around the world. This traditional yoga method cleanses, strengthens and makes flexible the body and mind. By coordinating the breath with energetic locks (Bandhas) and specific gazing points (Drishti), the student learns to still the mind and fine-tune their attention; essentially “getting to know them self better”. Dedication to practice is healing for all aspects of the individual and over time is integrated into daily life and relationships.
On Rt 7 next to Tusk&Cup