Devorah has been a dedicated practitioner of traditional Ashtanga Yoga since 1993. Her commitment to the practice led her to India in 1996 to study with her guru Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. She has since made seven visits to Mysore. In 2000 Devorah was honored to receive Pattabhi Jois’s blessing to teach the Ashtanga method, and has received her Level 2 Authorization through KPJAYI and Sharath Jois.
Devorah has also studied with many Western senior Ashtanga teachers, but her greatest influence and deepest learning has been with Dena Kinsberg. She has studied extensively with Dena since 1998, and in 2001, traveled to Byron Bay, Australia to study at her shala. Devorah’s relationship with Dena continues today and Dena continues to be a huge inspiration in both her practice and her life.
Devorah is deeply inspired by the traditional teachings of Tantra. She is a certified Yoga Nidra teacher and teaches both group and individual Yoga Nidra classes. In addition, Devorah holds a Masters degree in Somatic Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and is a licensed Somatic Therapist in private practice.
Devorah is also a dedicated student of sanskrit. She studies extensively with her teacher Dr. M.A. Jayashree in Mysore India each year and via skype during the months they are apart. While here in San Francisco Devorah studies with her teacher Kiranavali at the Brahmananda Ashram.
Devorah’s teaching is grounded in the tristhana method of the Ashtanga method. She focuses on anatomical precision and breath awareness within the traditional practice of Ashtanga yoga. Devorah’s dedicated yogic studies allow her to use a broad range of teaching techniques to help meet each practitioner where they are and help them to tailor the practice accordingly.
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