Native Yoga Toddcast

Jodi Blumstein - Evolve Your Yoga Mythology

August 28, 2021 Jodi Blumstein / Todd McLaughlin Season 1 Episode 48
Native Yoga Toddcast
Jodi Blumstein - Evolve Your Yoga Mythology
Show Notes

Join a conversation I had with Jodi Blumstein. During this podcast we discussed the ability to adapt the yoga practice to suit the ability of the practitioner. We talk about the evolution of yoga over the past 25 years in both Chicago and California. Jodi shares her insights on how to sequence the ashtanga poses according to how she learned from Nancy Gilgoff in Maui. She shares some interesting insights surrounding the Third Series and she also shares how a common myth in yoga can be used to overcome difficulty. This was a wonderful conversation with a gifted and sincere teacher.

Visit Jodi at her website
on Facebook at: Jodi Blumstein Yoga
and on IG at: @jodi_blumstein

About Jodi:
Jodi Blumstein has been practicing Ashtanga yoga since 1994, and has a profound connection to the practice. After studying under the world's premiere instructors (including K. Pattabhi Jois), she founded Priya Yoga, Chicago's first Ashtanga/vinyasa yoga school, and served as their director for eight years.

Jodi holds a space for students that is solid and reverent, while maintaining a level of levity, play, and humor. She is a teacher's teacher, and yet each student feels her precise attention, especially as they are at pivotal points in their practice. She encourages students to explore their edges both on and off the mat, and facilitates transformation in both arenas.

Jodi lives in Los Angeles, where she has been running the Mysore program for YogaWorks at the Center for Yoga since 2004. She also hosts exclusive Ashtanga retreats at her home, led by some of the worlds premier Ashtanga teachers.

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