We do yoga all our lives. Every day; every minute; every moment. But, this is a bio about me. Ego, ego, ego. If you could only see me smirking. In my mid to late teens I practiced Bajiquan and Taijiquan, even yoga once or twice a month. I needed a change. I spent four years in Western North Carolina at the John C. Campbell Folk School. There getting more into yoga with the help of friends. Work started soon after. On my off time I would venture into yoga studios. Mostly classes with the word Vinyasa in their title and a Yin class once in awhile. Still have a warm part of my heart for Yin or any roll around on the floor yogas. I moved to Germany in 2006 to be close to my lady and there I started Ashtanga at a great studio in Stuttgart called Yoga Mitte. I have been doing Ashtanga since. Home in Florida I continued my practice at a local Ashtanga shack. Now a life in Asheville, NC has grabbed me. Roots grow here and I hope to help Ashtanga grow the same in Asheville.
Yoga Achievements: Completed Asheville Community Yoga's 21 Day Intensive Yoga Teacher Training program and am a RYT 200 hour certified yoga teacher — whatever that means. Through the years of Ashtanga practice I have found myself in workshops with humans greater than myself. Their knowledge and experience sprinkling over me. I have trained with and received teachings from David Swenson, Chuck Miller, David Keil, and other Ashtanga practitioners. Having had over 300 hours of training from Kino MacGregor and Tim Feldmann I consider them the teachers that have helped bring change into my life and practice the most. I continue to practice Ashtanga. Developing my practice and helping others find theirs. Be well.
Ashtanga: breath, move, live.
Class Schedule for Jonathan
|Saturday November 18||8:30 - 10:00 am||WARM Ashtanga|
|Wednesday November 22||10:00 - 11:30 am||WARM Ashtanga|
*Recommended for Beginners
Gentle indicates the class is not vigorous, but slow and soothing, perfect for those wanting a more relaxed and softer practice. Also excellent for beginners, the elderly, and pregnant women.
Power indicates a vigorous practice that will challenge and energize you with its focus on building strength and concentration as you flow through powerful, flowing sequences. This type of class is meant to challenge you and your existing practice, make you sweat, have some fun, and try and inversion (or three!). Not recommended for beginners who do not have a basic knowledge of yoga postures.
Warm classes allow the body’s tissues to soften more deeply, as the room is kept between 80-89 degrees.
Hot classes involve a dynamic and challenging practice in a room heated to 90 degrees or above. You will sweat, so please bring your own mat, water bottle, and towel. First time students are discouraged from attending HOT classes, as they tend to be fast-paced, and are meant for those already familiar with basic postures.