Enhance Your Life with Traditional Ashtanga Yoga
Authorized Level 2 Instructor
Stan Woodman is a Level 2 Authorized Ashtanga Yoga teacher for the Sharath Jois Centre, in Mysore, India. He took his first yoga class in 1991 and began a dedicated Ashtanga practice in 1998 with his first teacher Beryl Bender Birch who helped Stan develop the basis of his practice and teaching today. Stan eventually went to the source in Mysore India in 2003 and 2004 to study with Pattabhi Jois. Since then, he has made seven more trips to Mysore to study with Sharath Jois including the summer of 2016 Stan completed a special two month teachers course in Mysore with Sharath.
In addition to his work as a yoga teacher, Stan’s education includes intensive coursework with special needs children through the Son-Rise Program at The Autism Treatment Center of America. Formerly licensed as a massage therapist, he has extensive knowledge in eastern and western philosophies and practices in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, myology, and neurology. Stan has served on the board of directors of several not-for-profits including Odanadi and The Give Back Yoga Foundation for empowering individuals through the gift of yoga. He also works closely with Operation Shanti in Mysore and Stan is a Yoga Gives Back ambassador helping to raise funding for their programs.
An avid extreme sports enthusiast, Stan loves a good challenge, especially when snowboarding or skateboarding. Stan has been featured in numerous magazines including Fitness, More and Organic Spa. He is the co-founder of Kaia Yoga studios from 2006-2018. He continues to live in Connecticut teaching Private Yoga and Mysore Programs in Greenwich, CT and Redding, CT
Stan is also available for privates yoga sessions if desired, in-person or online.