In the early days in Mysore, Guruji sat with each student individually guiding and counting through the finishing sequence while closely observing each breath as well as steadiness of drishti and asana yet today these final asanas are often rushed or overlooked.
This led partial Primary class focuses on the finishing sequence sharing techniques for a balanced and complete practice with a powerful padmasana experience.
In 1993 I began my studies with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in his groundbreaking classes in New York City. In 1995 I took the first of a dozen trips to study with him at AYRI in Mysore. My first glimpse into the tiny back shala of his Lakshmi Puram home left an indelible impression. Daily I was overwhelmed by the generosity of his teaching in both his early morning classes as well as his daily afternoon conferences. 15 years ago Guruji set me off to learn Sanskrit chanting and since that time I have also been a student of Dr. M.A. Jayashree.
1n 1996 I opened Ashtanga Yoga Shala in Los Angeles. Now I teach workshops and trainings around the world, create yoga programming for Spinal Cord Injury and MS as well as share wellness and yoga as a blogger and on YouTube as Kiki Says. Every Wednesday I teach Yoga Sutra Chanting at Jivamukti.