Sonima is excited to connect students with an online 85-minute Primary Series class led by Andrew Hillam from his Jois Yoga studio in Encinitas, Calif. This class is offered via livestream on Zoom every Friday starting at 6:30 a.m. PT / 9:30 ET.
Click here to sign up and reserve your spot. Class size is limited, so sign-ups are on a first-come basis.
This is a traditional counted Ashtanga Yoga Led Primary Series class. Ideally, students should be familiar with the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series.
Hillam started practicing Ashtanga Yoga in 1994, and from 2001 travelled regularly to Mysore, India, to practice and study under Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Jois. He continues to visit Sharath in Mysore whenever he is able. He has been the director of Jois Yoga since 2010. Hillam is also a long-term student of Sanskrit, yoga, and Vedic philosophy as well as Vedic chanting.
“At the beginning of the pandemic, the idea that I could teach yoga online seemed at best a short-term replacement for Iive classes,” Hillam says. “However, many students were able to practice more regularly, and those who did progressed nicely. Some were able to add the pranayama and meditation that they were unable to incorporate previously due to time constraints. I was also surprised how much I could perceive through the screen as the teacher. The lack of hands-on adjustments by me was replaced by more consistent and diligent effort by my devoted students, resulting in slow and steady progress.”
Sign up now for the next Led Primary Series class, which starts at 6:30 a.m. PT / 9:30 ET.