Danielle Burger

Danielle has been practicing the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga system in the lineage of Sri K Pattabhi Jois for 11 years, continuously expanding her awareness of all that this method has to offer. As a former athlete flexibility was a major challenge for Danielle, but her patience, dedication and love of the practice transformed her not […]

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Julie Choi Trepkau

Julie’s love of movement began with dance lessons at age 4, and her first encounter with yoga was in 1992 as a student of art history at Columbia University in New York City. After completing an MSc at The London School of Economics and Political Science, she moved to Hong Kong to put her degrees […]

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Nagaraja Rao

Vidvan Prof H.V. Nagaraja Rao holds an M.A. from the University of Washington, and also from the University of Mysore, Alankara Vidvat and Vyakarana Vidvat in Sanskrit from the Maharaja’s Sanskrit College in Mysore. He has received the highest recognition for his work in Sanskrit poetry from the President of India. He was also a […]

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Jesse Gordon

Jesse Gordon discovered Jyotish by way of Ashtanga Yoga. He had his first reading in Mysore in 2001 and began studying right away, eventually finding his teacher Pandit Sanjay Rath, who comes from a lineage of astrologers in Orissa, India. Jesse lives in Los Angeles where he also works as a filmmaker, a pursuit he […]

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Dr Parla Jayagopal

Dr. Parla S Jayagopal BAMS, MD (Ayurveda), MAOM (C) received his Bachelors degree in Ayurvedic medicine and surgery (BAMS) after completing five and a half years of training from Bangalore University. He also persued three years of education to receive Masters degree in Ayurvedic herbology from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. Bangalore. Dr. Jayagopal […]

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Chase Bossart

Chase Bossart is a long time student of Mr. TKV Desikachar and is a Krishnamacharya Healing and Yoga Foundation certified Yoga Teacher Trainer. A long time meditator, Chase has a clear, down-to-earth communication style and strong theoretical understanding. Currently, Chase is the Director of Yoga Well Institute in San Francisco.

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Sharath Jois

Sharath was born in 1971 to a family synonymous with Ashtanga Yoga. His mother, Saraswathi, was taught the practice by her father, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (Guruji). Sharath’s grandfather would also be his guru. Sharath began to learn yoga postures at the age of seven and at nineteen took up a dedicated yoga practice with […]

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Andrew Hillam

Andrew’s dedicated study of Ashtanga Yoga began in 1994 while at Adelaide University pursuing a degree in Music Performance. Since 2001 he has travelled yearly to Mysore, India, to study with Guruji and Sharath at KPJAYI and has been granted Advanced A Certification. He continues to return regularly to study at KPJAYI with Sharath as […]

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Ben Ponte

Ben has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga as taught by Shri K. Pattabhi Jois for 20 years and teaching for 15. He has practiced with some of Australia’s most respected teachers, including Eileen Hall and Graeme Northfield, and is authorized to teach by R.Sharath Jois. He has travelled to Mysore and India extensively. For the last […]

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Tim La Porte

Tim Laporte, PhD, RYT-500, is an academic, a philosopher, and a committed practitioner of yoga in both its physical and meditative aspects. In his academic life, Tim teaches graduate-level courses in Comparative Religion and Philosophy at the California Institute for Human Science (Encinitas, CA), where many of his classes focus on yogic theory and practice. […]

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