Tuesday 7am-8:45am - Mysore 
         Thursday 7am-8:45am - Mysore 
         Saturday 7am-8:45am - Mysore 


Additional Ashtanga classes are offered in Tulsa by Lisa Pierce


My name is Chris Guzik.  My first introduction to mindfulness practice was when I began sitting zazen at the San Jose Zendo and Kannon Do non-residential zen center in the SF Bay Area in 1996.  I began practicing aikido in 1997 at Aikido of San Jose under Jack Wada, and in 1998 I attended my first yoga class.  I continued sitting zazen and practicing aikido through my return to Tulsa in 1999.  In 2004, I began practicing iaido (the art of drawing the Japanese sword) under Susan Burke.  I began a regular yoga asana practice in 2005, and in early 2006, I was introduced to ashtanga vinyasa yoga. 


I was immediately drawn to the ashtanga system, and soon established the method as my regular yoga practice. My first asana teachers were Meghan Donnelly and Christine Hoagland. My primary influences are my teachers Beryl Bender Birch, Kino MacGregor, and Day Christensen. I have had the good fortune to practice in a variety of Mysore rooms around the country during business travels.  My 200 hour certification is with The Hard and The Soft Yoga Institute.


While my main focus is my own personal practice, I feel an increasing responsibility to share this practice and what I have learned.  Ashtanga yoga has changed my life, and I cannot help but feel happiness when I see the process inform changes within the people who practice with me.  I am still very young in my experience with the ashtanga system, but if I can help point the way for others and allow the system to work, I cannot help but do so.  I feel so much gratitude to Sri K. Pattabhi Jois for his dedicated teaching of this system, as well as his grandson R. Sharath Jois, who continues to transmit ashtanga yoga to students around the world.


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