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Ashtanga Yoga 3


This class is taught by:

Adam Dobbs

Through painful trials faced in his youth – which included severe asthma, insomnia, clinical depression, drug and alcohol addiction – and trying various approaches that did not set him free of these challenges, Adam began a seated meditation practice at 16 years of age, at a time when the practice was pretty much non-existent on Long Island, and he put an end to his substance abuse through sheer will power alone by the time he was 19.

He began the physical practices of yoga which ultimately lifted the depression and cured his insomnia. In 1997, he went to live at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health for almost 6 months where he did asana, pranayama and meditation at least twice a day along with studying philosophy, chanting and performing seva (selfless service). He began teaching yoga at the age of 20. Shortly after, he received his license in Massage Therapy and has continued his studies of massage/bodywork extensively throughout his travels in Thailand, India and China. He is the creator of Asian Fusion Bodywork® — a natural evolution of his experience.

After slipping on ice, which resulted in significant damage to his body, rather than rely on the suggestions by multiple orthopedists to have many surgeries, he instead decided to receive extensive bodywork in Thailand. Along with constructing a more therapeutic yoga asana practice, he attempted to heal his body naturally. As a devoted Ashtanga Practitioner he has always found the system to be so elegant on so many levels, however it was not enough. He continued to practice Ashtanga but he started tacking on numerous other postures along the way which seemed both logical and instinctive. Ultimately this resulted in more stability around his damaged joints and he has been able to avoid invasive surgery. This sequence of asanas became his Signature Ashtanga/Vinyasa Blend. With over 20 years of experience in Yogic Practices and Therapeutic Bodywork, he hopes to have the opportunity to assist you on your path to optimal health and happiness and to share with you what is transformative, healing and POSSIBLE!

The primary series of the ashtanga system as modified for time. This flowing, set, sequence of postures utilizes ujjayi breath and bandhas (energy locks) to increases muscular strength, flexibility, concentration and to deepen one’s connection to self and Supreme Consciousness. This class is not for anyone new to yoga.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Dec 17 10:30 am - 12:15 pm with Adam Dobbs
  • Sun Dec 24 10:30 am - 12:15 pm with Adam Dobbs
  • Sun Dec 31 10:30 am - 12:15 pm with Adam Dobbs
  • Sun Jan 07 10:30 am - 12:15 pm with Adam Dobbs
  • Sun Jan 14 10:30 am - 12:15 pm with Adam Dobbs
  • Sun Jan 21 10:30 am - 12:15 pm with Adam Dobbs
  • Sun Jan 28 10:30 am - 12:15 pm with Adam Dobbs
  • Sun Feb 04 10:30 am - 12:15 pm with Adam Dobbs
  • Sun Feb 11 10:30 am - 12:15 pm with Adam Dobbs
  • Sun Feb 18 10:30 am - 12:15 pm with Adam Dobbs
  • Sun Feb 25 10:30 am - 12:15 pm with Adam Dobbs
  • Sun Mar 04 10:30 am - 12:15 pm with Adam Dobbs
  • Sun Mar 11 10:30 am - 12:15 pm with Adam Dobbs
  • Sun Mar 18 10:30 am - 12:15 pm with Adam Dobbs
  • Sun Mar 25 10:30 am - 12:15 pm with Adam Dobbs
  • Sun Apr 01 10:30 am - 12:15 pm with Adam Dobbs
  • Sun Apr 08 10:30 am - 12:15 pm with Adam Dobbs