Ashtanga - Primary


This class is taught by:

Jennifer Smith

Jennifer Smith has been practicing and teaching Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow yoga for over 14 years. Before starting this path, she received her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt and then went back to school to get an MBA. While she enjoyed working in the corporate world, she quickly realized that she felt so strongly about the benefits of a steady yoga practice that she had to begin teaching to share this beautiful gift with as many people as possible. Always a student, as well as a teacher, she has been lucky enough to study thousands of hours under tremendously talented senior teachers and continues to immerse herself in intensives each year with her Ashtanga teacher David Garrigues as well as train yoga teachers all over the country. It is through a slow, steady absorption of their wisdom as well as daily practice that she is able to teach the joy in the practice

 

As a wife and the mother of two awesome kids as well as a former Balance Yoga studio owner and co-director, Jennifer knows both the challenge and the importance of enjoying family life while having a consistent, daily practice. Even if you can’t take the asana, you can have enthusiasm in your practice. Through her own life experience including injury, aging, and surgery along with her personal experience on the mat and teaching, Jennifer has cultivated a warm and energetic style that is welcoming to anyone from the beginner to the advanced practitioner alike. In her Vinyasa flow classes, expect tapas, music, humor and an energetic flow that challenges and elevates. In her Ashtanga (both Mysore and led) classes, she strives to honor the practice and the lineage, while infusing the room with humor and kindness. Her journey continues as she looks forward to teaching around Atlanta and the country.

 

Check out Jennifer Smith's yoga happenings and schedule at www.jennifersmithyoga.com

When you’re ready for the full Ashtanga experience, this is the class for you. This is a dynamic and challenging sequence that opens new dimensions of the mind-body-breath connection. You will practice call-and-response opening and closing mantras and hear traditional Sanskrit counting and names of poses. Some yoga experience is highly recommended.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Apr 25 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Jennifer Smith
    at Brookhaven
  • Wed Apr 26 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Jennifer Smith
    at Brookhaven
  • Thu Apr 27 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Jennifer Smith
    at Brookhaven
  • Fri Apr 28 7:30 am - 9:00 am with Jennifer Smith
    at Brookhaven
  • Tue May 02 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Jennifer Smith
    at Brookhaven
  • Wed May 03 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Jennifer Smith
    at Brookhaven
  • Thu May 04 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Jennifer Smith
    at Brookhaven
  • Fri May 05 7:30 am - 9:00 am with Jennifer Smith
    at Brookhaven
  • Tue May 09 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Jennifer Smith
    at Brookhaven
  • Wed May 10 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Jennifer Smith
    at Brookhaven
  • Thu May 11 8:15 am - 9:15 am with Jennifer Smith
    at Brookhaven