The Practice & How to Begin

THE PRACTICE & How to Begin:

Ashtanga yoga is a dynamic system connecting mind and body through breath and movement to lead to a deeper knowledge of self and the divine.  This system was first taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, please visit for much more information about the practice and tradition. 


Don’t worry if you don’t know the series. 

Simply come and experience this highly personalized incredibly powerful practice. All you need is an open mind and a willingness to learn.

Beginners get personal instruction to learn the sequence pose by pose.  Learning ashtanga yoga does take dedication, but it does not take long to learn the series and build your own personal practice.

Please email Fauna before you come to arrange a start date/time. (

 Plan for 30-45min your first practice.  The length of your practice will increase over time.  Arrange your schedule to practice at least 4x week for your first month.  Come in clean, hydrated, and with an empty belly.  

​​The first few times you come we will focus on moving with breath and memorizing the series.  Once you have a sense of the practice, then we will begin to work on alignment and skill building specific to you.  



 Fauna is committed to offering the practice as 'yoga chikitsa,' serving your practice in a way that allows you to move better, experience less pain, and more deeply understand your body and your self. She is grateful to have 17 years experience as a massage therapist and 12 years on her mat.  She is passionately curious about connection, movement and who we really are, and considers it is an honor to serve and share this practice. She studies regularly in the gross anatomy lab with her anatomy/dissection teacher Gil Hedley and her ashtanga teachers: Sharath Jois and John Bultman.


Questions? Ready to get started? Email Fauna at