Mysore-Style Ashtanga


This class is taught by:

Laura Spaulding

Laura began practicing yoga in 1967. She has practiced and studied in the Sivananda, Iyengar and Ashtanga systems, but her main practice is Ashtanga Yoga.  She studied with K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore in 1999 and 2002-2009. She continues to study with Saraswathi and Sharath Jois. Certifications: Yoga East (1994), AYRI Authorization by K Pattabhi Jois (2004), KPJAYI Level 2 (2009), ERYT500 (2007) and YACEP (2016).

Joe Autry

Joe Autry was born and raised in the Kentuckiana area. He is a professional sculptor and has been practicing/studying Ashtanga yoga for 5 years at Yoga East with Laura Spaulding, receiving a 200hr certification in 2012.
Joe has traveled to Mysore, India and studied with Saraswathi Jois.
He has studied with many senior teachers, David Swenson, David Garrigus, Ramanand Patel, Kino McGregger, Francois Raoult, Doug Keller, Sri Swami Dayananda Saraswati.
 

Gail Minotti

Gail began practicing yoga as a teen. She met her first teacher Gloria Hess,a student of Swami Rama of the Himalayan Institute in 1972 when they were both students at Spalding University. Gail has been studying with Laura Spaulding since 2002. She feels very blessed to have practiced with Shri K. Pattabhi Jois in New York 2005. Gail studied with Saraswati Jois in Mysore, India in 2014. She practiced with Sharath Jois in Louisville in 2003,in New York 2011,in Encinitas in 2013,in Uttarkashi India in 2015 . Gail's personal practice is Ashtanga but she is very grateful to Ramanand Patel and  Francois Raoult for their teachings. Gail is a graduate of Yoga East 2010 teacher training program.

Alex Turner

I started a daily yoga practice in Fall of 2014 and have had a dedicated Ashtanga yoga practice since the Fall of 2015. In the Winter of 2015 I received a 200 hour teacher training certificate from Evansville Power Yoga and in Summer of 2016 I received a 200 hour teacher training certificate from the Miami Life Center in an intensive led by Tim Feldmann and Kino MacGregor. I have been studying the practice of Ashtanga Yoga with my teacher Laura Spaulding since November of 2016.
Ashtanga Yoga is the system of yoga taught in Mysore, India by K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009) and the Jois family. Ashtanga Yoga is a breathing and movement system that contains over 300 postures grouped into four series: Primary, Intermediate, Advanced A and Advanced B.  Both new and experienced students practice together at their own pace, working through the series with personal assistance and instruction by the teacher. We begin new students with Primary Series.
 
Primary Series can be adapted for students at all levels - there is no reason not to try it. Regular practice builds strength, flexibility and endurance.  Medical studies show this form of yoga has many benefits for physical and mental health.
 
Arrive for your first class anytime after 6:00 am but no later 7:30 am. Phone ahead to Laura at 502-585-9642 if you have questions about the class. 

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Nov 27 6:00 am - 8:30 am with Laura Spaulding
    at Highlands
  • Mon Nov 27 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm with Joe Autry
    at Highlands
  • Tue Nov 28 6:00 am - 8:30 am with Laura Spaulding
    at Highlands
  • Wed Nov 29 6:00 am - 8:30 am with Laura Spaulding
    at Highlands
  • Wed Nov 29 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm with Gail Minotti
    at Highlands
  • Thu Nov 30 6:00 am - 8:30 am with Laura Spaulding
    at Highlands
  • Mon Dec 04 6:00 am - 8:30 am with Alex Turner
    at Highlands
  • Mon Dec 04 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm with Joe Autry
    at Highlands
  • Tue Dec 05 6:00 am - 8:30 am with Laura Spaulding
    at Highlands
  • Wed Dec 06 6:00 am - 8:30 am with Laura Spaulding
    at Highlands
  • Wed Dec 06 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm with Gail Minotti
    at Highlands
  • Thu Dec 07 6:00 am - 8:30 am with Laura Spaulding
    at Highlands
  • Mon Dec 11 6:00 am - 8:30 am with Alex Turner
    at Highlands
  • Mon Dec 11 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm with Joe Autry
    at Highlands
  • Tue Dec 12 6:00 am - 8:30 am with Laura Spaulding
    at Highlands
  • Wed Dec 13 6:00 am - 8:30 am with Laura Spaulding
    at Highlands
  • Wed Dec 13 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm with Gail Minotti
    at Highlands
  • Thu Dec 14 6:00 am - 8:30 am with Laura Spaulding
    at Highlands
  • Mon Dec 18 6:00 am - 8:30 am with Alex Turner
    at Highlands