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Staff List


Jodee Dixon

Jodee was initially drawn to yoga in 1998 for the benefits of relieving back pain. The feeling of physical well-being led to an awareness of how yoga can nurture the mind and body. This personal experience fuels Jodee’s wish to share yoga with each student willing to learn.

Jodee has studied with senior teachers Matthew Sweeney and Iain Grysak. In 2013, Jodee completed 7 weeks of study with Iain Grysak in Whitehorse.  Recently Jodee has begun studing with Fiona Stang.  She is a registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance, receiving RYT 200 in 2008 and currently E-RYT 200, with over 3000 hours of teaching experience. Jodee is also the lead Instructor for the Teacher Training program at The Yoga Path.

Through experience with personal injuries, balancing yoga practice with life and overcoming challenges in her own yoga practice, Jodee has developed the ability and compassion to assess and teach yoga in a truly accessible method. Common encouragement from Jodee: “Rather than wanting a good practice or the right circumstances, just begin practicing yoga and the details will work themselves out as you begin to feel the benefits”.

Mike Miller

Mike was introduced to yoga right here in Juneau, and has been practicing since 2007. He learned that living an active outdoors life style can come with some physical stress and injury to the body. He sought yoga for improving flexibility and overall well-being. Mike soon realized that there is more to yoga than just the physical aspects of the practice. He grew fond of the powerful linking of postures and full rhythmic breathing. He has learned his foundation of yoga from local Juneau teachers such as
Tammy Davis and Jodee Dixon. He is currently studying with certified Ashtanga Yoga teacher, Stephanie Quigley. Mike completed an intensive 200hour Ashtanga Yoga based training in 2013 with Ally Ford at White Orchid in Clearwater, Florida. Mike teaches a traditional Ashtanga based yoga class, focusing on the Tristhana method, which refers to “the union of three places of attention: posture, breathing, and looking place”. Mike is a registered teacher with the yoga alliance.

 

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.
Mary Neary
Mary was intrigued with Yoga and meditation from a young age. In 1984 she discovered Ashtanga Yoga and became committed to the practice. Since then she has mainly studied within the Ashtanga lineage.She travelled to Hawaii to practice wih Shri K Pattabhi Jois in 1985 and years later in 2015 travelled to Mysore, India to practice with his grandson Sharath Jois at the home and birthplace of Ashtanga Yoga.

During the years of raising a family Mary found it extremely challenging to continue her Yoga practice as in earlier stages and for several years Yoga became more of an occasional class or workshop rather than a regular dedicated practice. In 2005 she rededicated herself to her Yoga practice. She began to study with Stephanie Quigley in 2006 and more recently with Jodee Dixon from whom she received her 200 hour teaching certificate in 2015. She continues to seek to deepen her practice through study with both local and distant teachers and has had workshops and study with Tim Miller, Nancy Gilgoff, Manju Jois, Dylan Bernstein, Fiona Stang, Troy Lucero and Greg Tebb. For the past 3 years she has returned to India to study with certified teacher David Garrigues and seek deeper understanding of The path of Yoga. She is excited to share her love of Yoga with students and looks forward to continued learning through the process of teaching. Along her yoga path she has also been a registered nurse for many years with a certification in psychiatric nursing and has advanced studies in health and nutrition.

James Hoagland
James discovered yoga as a way to stay grounded while spending several years traveling for work. As places and faces around him changed very frequently, the mat remained a constant. Over time, the effects of meditation, mind-body connection and physical awareness has led him deeper into the practice of getting to know oneself. Putting down roots in Juneau in 2013 also meant finding Ashtanga yoga for the first time through led Primary Series classes and eventually, a Mysore practice. Completing his RYT-200 training at The Yoga Path in 2015 has given him a teaching foundation based in personal practice development and he most enjoys connecting with students from a place of having been there himself.
Jennifer McFerran
Jennifer began practicing yoga in 2008. Her practiced has evolved over the years from the physical to the internal transformation of yoga. Initially she tried all different styles of yoga to see what suited her most and in 2010 she discovered Ashtanga Yoga with Lou Gaccione in Rhode Island. She quickly fell in love with the tristana method of breath, dhristi, and asana. A couple of years later she stopped practicing due to having kids and finding it difficult to find time to practice with little ones. However, that’s when she discovered she needed it most. After her second baby was born she start picking up her practice again and really focused on the internal aspects of what the practice could do for a mother of two small children. She completed her 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training from Krysia Yoga in 2018 with a focus on the Ashtanga Lineage. She has also taken workshops and Mysore practice with Kino MacGregor, Marque Garaux, and Taylor Hunt. She continues to deepen her own practice and knowledge of yoga by studying with Jodee Dixon
Lane Flanick
Lane has been a fitness enthusiast throughout life. Certified personal trainer since 2011 specializing in yoga with a mind/body certification through ACE. She has always been drawn to full body functional training, so it is no surprise yoga has been a preferred activity. She received her RYT200 in May, 2017. After training with Jodee Dixon at The Yoga Path, Ashtanga yoga quickly became more than just exercise for Lane. The Ashtanga yoga was a game changer and changed her life for the better, forever. With the love of her own consistent personal practice, Lane is full of inspiration and eager to share the gift of yoga with others.
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.

Kelsea Cannon
Kelsea Cannon is a physical therapist who works at Juneau Physical Therapy at the valley location. While her emphasis is examination and treatment of the pelvic floor, she sees a wide variety of orthopedic clientele. Kelsea is originally from Iowa and received her doctorate in physical therapy at Des Moines University in 2010. Throughout her career, she has enjoyed building a yoga practice both personally and professionally. Although she has studied under a variety of instructors in the past 10 years, she particularly enjoys a practice based on Kripalu philosophy as well as a variety of meditation techniques. Professionally, she has studied prenatal and postpartum yoga techniques with the Professional Yoga Therapy Institute. More recently, she continues to advance her pelvic floor specialty with the Herman & Wallace Institute.