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Jois Yoga is an institute set up to impart the traditional Ashtanga philosophy and practice developed and taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India since the early 20th century. At Jois Yoga shala in Encinitas, CA, (where Ashtanga Yoga was first introduced to the US in 1975) students receive instruction in Ashtanga yoga though the vehicle of parampara–uninterrupted succession–in a lineage that traces directly back to the Mysore teachings of Pattabhi Jois, his grandson, R. Sharath Jois, and daughter R. Saraswati Jois.

We consider ourselves as an educational institution with the mission to train and educate students to a high level in the practical and philosophical aspects of traditional Ashtanga Yoga. Our teachers are all direct students of Śri K Pattabhi Jois, Sharath Jois and Saraswati Jois and have received extensive training and certification at the prestigious KPJAYI Institute in Mysore, India. As such, we adhere to the teachings and methodology passed down to us through the Jois family’s lineage.