5326 Shaune Drive,

Juneau, AK 99801


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Ashtanga Yoga Basics

This class is taught by:

Jodi Pirtle

Jodi Pirtle has been practicing yoga and meditation for many years with roots in Ashtanga Yoga and Mahayana Buddhadharma. Jodi's practice continues to evolve with the intention of consistency and balance in tune with shifting internal needs and external seasons. Jodi participated in a 200 hour RYT training with Kimberly Dahlmann in 2012 and studied Ayurveda with Betty Moylan at Yoga East in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Jodi returned to Juneau in 2013 and continued her practice with Jodee Dixon and Stephanie Quigley. Jodi is inspired by many teachers along her path who are wonderful examples of living your practice and loving the 8-limbed yoga that is Ashtanga.

Courtney Sanborn

Courtney was first exposed to meditation in 1995 at the age of 14 and discovered yoga in her early-20's. Over the last 15 years she has maintained a daily yoga asana and meditation practice.

She completed her 200-hour teacher training in France under the guidance of Linda Munro and Gerald Disse at Ashtanga Yoga Paris. In 2015 she spent five months studying under Saraswati Jois, the daughter of K. Pattabhi Jois, in Mysore, India.

She is certified by B.N.S Iyengar to teach pranayama and mudras.

In 2017 and 2018, she studied Ashtanga under the guidance of Ajay Kumar in Mysore, India. She considers Ajay and Jodee Dixion to be her primary asana teachers.

She practices the technique of Vipassana meditation and has completed multiple ten day retreats and was an active member of the Zen Buddhist community during her time in Fairbanks, Alaska.

In addition to yoga and meditation she has studied Past Life Regression Therapy, Transomatic Ayurvedic massage and Yoga Nidra under B. Naga Kumar of Mysore, India. She considers Kumar to be her main spiritual teacher.

From a young age Courtney has been fascinated with Traditional Astrology and has recently intensified her astrological studies under her teacher Alejandro Diaz of Mexico City.

Courtney's passions lie in Meditation, Pranayama, Ashtanga Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Traditional Astrology, and Zen Buddhism. Recently, she has developed a strong interest in Yin Yoga.

For the last two years Courtney has divided her time between Alaska, India and France.

Carrie Amott

Carrie began her journey with yoga in 2004 at the age of 19 while living in New Orleans. Over the next decade and a half her practice would lead her to discover many styles of yoga over a range of many different places. In 2012 she moved to Southeast Alaska, and in 2016 she discovered Ashtanga yoga and adopted it as her personal practice. In 2017 she met Jodee Dixon and began a partnership in an effort to bring yoga to those in Juneau struggling with the mental and physical disease of addiction. In June 2018 she completed her 200 hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training under Jodee at The Yoga Path, where she now has the honor to teach.

Carrie's fascination with yoga began because she wanted to attain both the physical and mental benefits of the practice. And over time, the breath and postures have led to refinement of her awareness of both the inner-self and the exterior-world. In many instances this has allowed her to find her way out of imbalance and back to a state of wellness.

For Carrie yoga is a portal to contentment, balance, strength, fluidity, enlightenment, and access to unspoken truth and extended vitality (to name a few). She is grateful that in this life she has the opportunity to help guide others on their own yoga path.

Ashtanga Yoga classes flow through a sequence to get you focusing on breath, building strength, flexibility and concentrating inward. This is much more than physical exercise, through moving our bodies we reveal areas and habits that need balancing and resolve.  Many, if not most of us have restriction and limitations to what our physical body can do.  All of the postures are simply practiced in a way suitable for your body, again, the breathing is the most important.  Just moving with breath, the best way you can into and out of the postures without pain.  
All are welcome.

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Nov 21 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Jodi Pirtle
  • Wed Nov 28 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Courtney Sanborn
  • Wed Dec 05 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Carrie Amott
  • Wed Dec 12 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Carrie Amott
  • Wed Dec 19 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Carrie Amott
  • Wed Jan 02 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Carrie Amott
  • Wed Jan 09 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Carrie Amott
  • Wed Jan 16 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Carrie Amott
  • Wed Jan 23 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Carrie Amott
  • Wed Jan 30 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Carrie Amott
  • Wed Feb 06 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Carrie Amott
  • Wed Feb 13 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Carrie Amott
  • Wed Feb 20 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Carrie Amott
  • Wed Feb 27 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Carrie Amott
  • Wed Mar 06 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Carrie Amott
  • Wed Mar 13 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm with Carrie Amott