Universal Yoga


This class is taught by:

Doug Johnson

Douglas Johnson, founder of Maha Patha Yoga, has been teaching meditation and yoga for over 20 years. He got his start teaching Zen meditation at the Atlanta Soto Zen Center in the early 90s. Later, he was certified to teach Kripalu Yoga by Deva Parnell, the former director of teacher training at the Kripalu Yoga Center. In 2010 ‘Yoganad’ Michael Carroll, current Dean of the Kripalu School of Yoga and founder of Pranakriya Yoga, certified Douglas to teach Advanced Pranayama. In 2013, Douglas began his studies in Anatomy, Yin Yoga and Chakra Meditation with internationally renowned yoga teacher Paul Grilley. This year, Douglas plans to study with Ukrainian yoga master Andrey Lappa, founder of Universal Yoga, and complete his 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification with Paul Grilley.

 

Since getting certified, Douglas has taught well over 5000 yoga classes in a variety of styles including Kripalu; Yin; Vinyasa; Power; Hot; Restorative; Gentle & Meditation. Currently he teaches classes throughout the Metro Atlanta area and regularly leads retreats, trainings, and workshops.

 

In addition to receiving certifications from Paul & Suzee Grilley (Yin Yoga / Anatomy / Chakra Mediation), Deva Parnell (Kripalu Yoga), and ‘Yoganand’ Michael Carroll (Advanced Pranayama for Pranakriya Yoga Teachers), Douglas has completed workshops and master classes with Andrey Lappa (Universal Yoga), ‘Yogarupa’ Rod Stryker (Para Yoga), Bryan Kest (Power Yoga), Kino McGregor (Ashtanga Yoga), Sarah Ivanhoe, and David Newman ‘Durga Das’.

 

Words of Wisdom: “A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.”
~ Albert Einstein

Tommasina Lash

Tommasina completed 700 hours of yoga teacher training before ever deciding to teach. She has
always valued paying close attention to details while consistently pushing her comfort zones. One day it was apparent that the comfort zone to push was to step up and teach. But, by doing so, she discovered an even deeper joy in yoga through sharing something
she cared so deeply about.

Tommasina's classes reflect that dance between discovering a deeper practice in the most unexpected
places during moments of stillness and yet still pushing yourself to challenge your edge and endurance with deep asana and vigorous vinyasa. Her classes challenge the physical body as a gateway into diving deeper into the energetic body where true transformation
takes place.

Tommasina is a 500RYT who has completed over 550 hours of training with Andrey Lappa,
one of the most influential yoga masters to have emerged from the post-Soviet era. She creatively weaves in elements of Universal Yoga into the flow of her classes.

“You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather.” - Pema
Chodron

Universal Yoga - developed by Ukrainian yogi Andrey Lappa - is a dynamic practice with unique qualities not found in other styles of yoga. Some of the elements unique to the style we will be exploring in this class include: asanas for the arms and shoulders; turns on the mat; and different kinds of vinyasa (belly up, belly down,
side down, chakra, and transit). Asanas are linked seamlessly with turns forward and backward on the mat. While the class is intended to be challenging, modifications, alternatives and options are offered to accommodate all levels. Room temperature is WARM - 83-89 degrees.

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Jul 27 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Doug Johnson
    at Dunwoody
  • Thu Aug 17 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Doug Johnson
    at Dunwoody
  • Tue Aug 22 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Tommasina Lash
    at Dunwoody
  • Thu Aug 31 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Doug Johnson
    at Dunwoody
  • Tue Sep 05 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Doug Johnson
    at Dunwoody
  • Thu Sep 07 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Doug Johnson
    at Dunwoody
  • Tue Sep 12 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Doug Johnson
    at Dunwoody
  • Thu Sep 14 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Doug Johnson
    at Dunwoody
  • Tue Sep 19 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Doug Johnson
    at Dunwoody
  • Thu Sep 21 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Doug Johnson
    at Dunwoody
  • Tue Sep 26 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Doug Johnson
    at Dunwoody
  • Thu Sep 28 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Doug Johnson
    at Dunwoody
  • Tue Oct 03 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Doug Johnson
    at Dunwoody
  • Thu Oct 05 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Doug Johnson
    at Dunwoody
  • Tue Oct 10 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Doug Johnson
    at Dunwoody
  • Thu Oct 12 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Doug Johnson
    at Dunwoody
  • Tue Oct 17 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Doug Johnson
    at Dunwoody
  • Thu Oct 19 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Doug Johnson
    at Dunwoody
  • Tue Oct 24 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Doug Johnson
    at Dunwoody
  • Thu Oct 26 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Doug Johnson
    at Dunwoody