JWM Health Trivia: Who founded Ashtanga Yoga?
a) Rodney Yee?
b) Baron Baptiste?
c) Pattabhi Jois?
c) In 1948, after years of studying yoga and Sanskirt in Mysore, India, under Krishnamacharya, Pattabhi Jois established the first Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute. Later, Jois expanded his knowledge and style of yoga to many other countries. In 1974, he made a trip to Encinitas, California, marking the beginning of the Ashtanga yoga movement in the United States.
a) Rodney Yee is a former gymnast and ballet dancer turned yogi. He is a certified Iyengar yoga instructor and Director of the health and Wellness intiative for Donna Karen’s Urban Zen Foundation.
b) Baron Baptiste is the founder of Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga.