Terri McCollum

Terri McCollum

Ever since I can remember I have been interested in different tools for self discovery and expansion of thought. I believe this is what led me to meditation and the practice of yoga asana in my adolescence. Always active, asana was a great compliment to my other physical activities, and meditation a tool for calming and focusing my busy mind.

At 19 I took my first trip to India to study more deeply and intensely the practice and philosophy of yoga.

That first trip took me to a number of Ashrams in Southern India, I developed a keen desire to know more about the history, language and culture surrounding yoga. This fascination led me to complete my studies in Asian religion and South Asia and to make several subsequent trips to India.

Over the years I have been blessed to have the opportunity to practice with many wonderful teachers. Including, Mark and Joanne Darby, Hart Lazer, Anthony Prem Carlisi, John Scott, Rolf and Marci and more. In 2002 I finally met Pattabhi Jois, his daughter Saraswati and Grandson Sharath and they became the foundation of my practice. I continue to travel to Mysore, India on a regular basis to practice with Sharath and Saraswati.

I truly believe the practice itself is the true teacher and through my faith in the Ashtanga method I hope to inspire and nurture my students to cultivate their own yoga sadhana.

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