Tova Steiner began her practice of Ashtanga Yoga in Portland Oregon in 2003 with Casey Palmer, and she has maintained a daily practice ever since. Over the following years she took workshops in alignment and adjustments with Tiffany Cruikshank and David Swenson, and began teaching in 2006. In 2009 Tova made what she thought would be her only trip to Mysore, India to study at the source of Ashtanga Yoga. That first trip has now turned into three trips and in January 2012 she was given level 2 authorization to teach, by Sharath Jois, the director of the Krishna Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute.
In addition to R. Sharath, Tova has had the opportunity to study with many amazing teachers. Currently she has the great blessing to receive guidance from Angela Jamison, David Keil, and Eddie Stern, both in her asana practice and her teaching practice. In June of 2011 Tova began a meditation practice with a ten day silent Vipassana retreat. She maintains a daily meditation practice and strongly encourages her students to do so as well. Tova strives to teach in the manner she has been taught: with warmth, patience, and dedication, and to maintain true to the system as it continues to be taught at the KPJAYI.
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