Pincha Mayurasana at seven months pregnant, overlooking the Stone Arch Bridge from the Guthrie Theater. Photo by Sarah Hrudka.

Pincha Mayurasana at seven months pregnant, overlooking the Stone Arch Bridge from the Guthrie Theater. Photo by Sarah Hrudka.

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 In front of the KPJAYI, March 2014, shortly after receiving authorization from Sharath.

In front of the KPJAYI, March 2014, shortly after receiving authorization from Sharath.

ellie wannemacher

I am a student of Ashtanga Yoga in the lineage of Saraswathi and Sharath Jois in Mysore, India, where I return regularly for practice, most recently with my husband and oldest son (my youngest was born in October ’17 and has yet to make the trip). I was given Authorization (Level 1) to teach the method by Sharath Jois in February 2014. I have had a consistent yoga practice since 2002 and a daily Ashtanga practice since 2005. I spent 2009-10 practicing under the guidance of Magnolia Zuniga in San Francisco, and apprenticed with her in 2010. Since 2013, I have undertaken an ongoing remote apprenticeship with Angela Jamison of Ashtanga Ann Arbor. Ashtanga teaches discipline, flexibility, strength, willpower, clarity of purpose, and courage. I am grateful every day to be able to practice and to share my love of this method.

 

For my statement on K Pattabhi Jois and sexual abuse of students, please click here.