Ashtanga Yoga Boston was founded in 2007. We strive to teach Ashtanga yoga in the traditional way, as it has been and continues to be taught at the K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI) in Mysore, India.
We are here to help you establish an Ashtanga practice if you are new, and deepen your practice if you already have one. Beginning and experienced students practice side-by-side at our studio.
Most of our classes are taught “Mysore-style” — with hands-on adjustments as each student needs, and with minimal talking. Once a week, we offer led class where students are verbally led through the Primary series of Ashtanga yoga.
Our classes and workshops are taught or overseen by teachers who have attained Level 2 Authorization from KPJAYI. One thing you should know about our teachers is the we put "practice first" — we are first and foremost Ashtanga practitioners and continue to maintain our own regular Ashtanga practice. Hopefully, this keeps us in touch with what the practice brings.
George has had the great privilege of studying under Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and R. Sharath Jois. He first learned the practice in 1996, and has travelled to Mysore numerous times for further study. He received authorization to teach Ashtanga Yoga from Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in 2004, and founded Ashtanga Yoga Boston in 2007. He is very happy to be teaching morning class daily. With deep respect, his teaching is dedicated to the yoga tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.
Michael is excited to be teaching evening class at AYB. He began practicing yoga in 2007 and has been practicing Ashtanga yoga daily since 2010. Michael has more than seven years’ teaching experience both in a class format and privately. He received his 200 hour RYT in July 2009. Michael has taken master classes with Sharath Jois and Manju Jois and a variety of other teachers. He was given his Sanskrit name Arjuna by his beloved teacher Lisa Asha Rapp.