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.
Ashtanga Primary series, also known as 1st Series.
Led Primary is a class following the sequence Sri K. Pattabhi Jois began sharing with his students in 1948. Linking each breath with a movement and each posture to the next with breath and focus. See the ABOUT page with links to thorough information on this lineage.
This class is for students familiar with Sun Salutations and the standing postures. Students learning the Primary Series will stop at the posture they have not learned and do the closing sequence and rest. Students regularly practicing full primary will be led through the entire Primary series and closing sequence.
Please your instructor if you have any questions.
Moving hips and spine incorporates core work in this class. Enjoy connecting with your breath as you find steadiness and comfort in your expression of each posture.