Joseph Armstrong is an Authorized level 2 teacher of Ashtanga Yoga. He teaches yoga with feet planted firmly in tradition and gaze turned towards the future. His search for a more present and peaceful life first led him to the practice in 2008. A few years later he was in India, studying intensively.
After finally overcoming a long struggle with addiction, Joseph began experimenting with Ashtanga Yoga. He understood quickly that the lineage was calling to him to deepen his practice. He underwent a 2 year apprenticeship program at the world renowned Miami Life Center, continuing his education under his teachers Tim Feldmann and Kino MacGregor. In 2016 he completed 2 months of study in Mysore under Sharath Jois. 2017 brought Joseph to Guatemala where he taught Mysore Style for over a year while also traveling and giving workshops in Europe and the Americas. 2019 brought him back to Miami and his yoga family at MLC.
Joseph teaches yoga because attempts to do any and everything else ended disastrously. But when he finally devoted himself to his passion, he became an asset to himself and others. He hopes his practice allows him to be ever more loving and to exist gently.
Michael Baidoo, also known as @Bay_Jitsu began a practice during the Covid pandemic that brought a new change into his personal life. After
being furloughed then let go from his former job, Michael received advice and guidance from his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Sensei Josh Griffiths. Waking up at 5 am in the morning to practice one of the most difficult styles of yoga, Ashtanga. Using Instagram as a tool of communicating
not only with friends but others who also practices Ashtanga yoga as well to build a community of positivity and wellness.
Scott Johnson has over 17 years of experience with Ashtanga Yoga. He is the co-founder and director at Stillpoint Yoga London which he established in 2009. Scott has taught Ashtanga Yoga there almost daily since Stillpoint opened. He was introduced to the practice of Ashtanga yoga by John Scott in 2002 and has studied deeply with him, Lucy Crawford and Manju Jois since then, dedicating himself to the practice while working and raising a family.
He is authorised to teach the primary and intermediate series of ashtanga yoga by Manju Jois and has a deep connection to the ancient practices of pranayama and vedic chanting that Manju shares. Scott has also undergone extensive Mindfulness training under the tutelage of Cathy Mae Keralse at Clear Mind International, gaining their level 3 certificate in Mindfulness and Compassion.
Scott is co-founder and one of the directors of Amāyu Yoga (est. 2018), a first of its kind organisation dedicated to educating Ashtanga teachers around power dynamics and consent driven, student centred approaches to the teaching and practice of Ashtanga Yoga.
Scott teaches with encouragement, insight and integrity to the teachings of yoga and mindfulness that he has had access to. His deep love of the contemplative side of these practice creates a rich, nurturing environment and he is deeply dedicated to the healing power of yoga and mindfulness in the people that he is fortunate to meet. His devotion and dedication to these practices assists practitioners in discovering how contemplative practice can unfold not only personally on the mat, but also find meaning in the wider context of daily life.
Mariana Andre is an Ashtanga Yoga practitioner in Brazil who started a brand named The 4am Culture.
After graduating in Naturopath she became more focused into her practice and started teaching a Mysore program in Samatva School in Florianópolis which is one of the biggest community of Ashtanga in Brazil.
Her passion for the practice and martial arts has brought her into a place of sharing her experiences with other people and encouraging her to open her own business of clothing and lifestyle.
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Yan Ong is an authorised level 2 Ashtanga Yoga teacher & owner of Mysore Room, the only Ashtanga Yoga shala in Malaysia since 2015. She moved to Mysore, India in 2010 living there for several years devoting her studies with Paramaguru Sharath Jois at the Ashtanga Institute & returns annually to deepen her learning the […]
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Bibi Lorenzetti is a Level 2 Authorized Ashtanga Yoga Teacher & Holistic Health Coach. She received her blessing to teach Ashtanga Yoga in 2014, from the KPJAYI Institute in Mysore, India, where she has had the honor of assisting R. Sharath Jois multiple times over the years. She taught at the Shala Yoga House in New […]
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I have been studying and practicing Ashtanga Yoga philosophy and asana since 1999. After 10 years of practicing and studying, I decided to help spread the love by teaching as well. I love being a yoga student and have continued to study as much as possible with my beloved teachers. I am so grateful to […]
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Anne has been practicing yoga since she was young, first under the guidance of her father, who taught her Hatha yoga and Yoga Nidra, and later influenced by her sister, who is a long-term Ashtanga yoga practitioner, shala owner, and teacher. Some of her best childhood memories include evening yoga with her father and following along […]
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Yoga is a practice that is derived from the Vedas alongside Hinduism, Buddhism, & Jainism and is intertwined with the culture of much of southeast Asia. Paying homage to the roots of yoga is extremely important to Sam and she works to refine her understanding of history and philosophy constantly. Sam first trained in yoga […]
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Santina’s former narrative of substance abuse, eating disorders and childhood sexual abuse, has been abandoned for one of embodied awareness and understanding through the real and full-bodied study of yoga as a living practice. San’s practice embodies the Ashtanga Yoga system, and she has diligently completed the Primary, 2nd and 3rd series under the guidance […]
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I began my journey with yoga in 2006 mostly as an extracurricular activity at University and although it has been a journey wrought with twists and turns and bumps and bruises, I immediately fell in love with what was happening to me -I finally found something that was bringing me back into my body. I […]
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Satinder has been studying with Sharath in Mysore since 2014 and was going being there and St. Louis, MO where he taught since 2002. In 2016 he left St. Louis to live in Mysore mostly and was authorized to teach that same year so began traveling to teach in Germany and returning home to Mysore […]
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Ross is an authorized teacher who learned ashtanga yoga directly under the teachings of Saraswati Jois in Mysore, India. He makes annual trips to India to continue his studies and has assisted Saraswati on multiple occasions. Ross seeks to preserve the traditional Ashtanga method by maintaining a daily practice and teaching his students with the same […]
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After four years of doing her PhD in Political Science, Jelena decided to walk away and dedicate herself to teaching Ashtanga Yoga full time. She’s been teaching since 2014, and is now leading the evening Mysore program at AYCT. Alongside her husband, David Robson, Jelena teaches workshops and retreats in Toronto and around the world. […]
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