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Ready to master the fundamentals and take your practice to the next level?

Want to become more comfortable teaching Ashtanga Yoga?

I'll be offering step-by-step instruction to perfect the foundation of an Ashtanga practice – the Primary Series! This course will provide you with an easy-to-follow road map, and it's all online! We'll go through each pose with an approach that makes the postures accessible to all levels.



The Comprehensive Online Training for the Ashtanga Primary Series

Deepen your understanding of the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series through this 6 week course. This interactive online in-depth study of the Primary Series will break down each pose while building up your confidence – in your practice, your teaching, and in yourself.

This course includes instructional videos of each posture of the Primary Series of Ashtanga. I will engage with you over interactive calls using Zoom to discuss the assigned videos and give you the opportunity to ask questions and discuss your practice. A private Facebook group will give you the chance to share videos of your practice for critique and feedback from me and to learn from each other's experiences. 


Hi, I'm Jen. The founder of Ashtanga Central, the global hub for Ashtanga Yoga. I'm also the creator of The Yoga Mentorship ProgramIntroduction To Ashtanga, and the hugely popular Pilates For Yogis. I've trained thousands of students across the globe.

I've been teaching Ashtanga yoga for 15 years. I had a thriving Mysore program in Washington, DC that I directed for over eight years. I taught and trained under Tim Miller at the Ashtanga Yoga Center in Carlsbad, CA.

I've practiced under the most senior teachers in Ashtanga Yoga, I've made multiple trips to India, and logged tens of thousands of hours practicing. And  I am going to share all this knowledge that I have accumulated over the past twenty years with you in the Primary Series Interactice.

I believe that the transformative effects of Ashtanga Yoga are for everyone has been the cornerstone of my highly acclaimed in-person trainings, retreats, and coaching.

I am taking all of my experience to create an easy-to-follow roadmap designed to help you deepen your Ashtanga practice. This six-week course provides a deep dive into both the physical, energetic, and spiritual aspects of the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga.

 I've Made It Simple For You!

My easy to follow, step by step roadmap is designed to :


Deepen your exposure to the Primary Series through this video course! We'll explore the poses accommodating for different body types. You'll get thorough explanations and opportunities to ask questions.


It's not all or nothing! This course will offer you a path forward even when the poses and the practice seem impossible. We'll break each posture down into manageable steps, and explore both beginner and advanced variations.


Get the support you need! An online community under the guidance of an experienced teacher - at your fingertips. Meet new friends, share your experience and never feel alone in your practice.

Weekly live calls so you can ask questions and get help.

Elevate Your Practice and Teaching

My roadmap makes it easy to learn at your own pace, from wherever you are, and at whatever time of the day or night best suits your schedule. This course qualifies for 20 Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits.

Course begins January 16th, 2021

Space is limited so that I can give each student individual attention and feedback. Sign up today to save your seat.

Dates and times are as follows:

Call 1: Saturday January 16 at 8:30 am Pacific
Call 2: Saturday January 23 at 8:30 am Pacific
Bonus Class! Practice at 7:30 am Pacific
Call 3: Saturday February 6 at 8:30 am Pacific
Call 4: Saturday February 13 at 8:30 am Pacific
Call 5: Saturday February 20 at 8:30 am Pacific
Call 6: Saturday February 27 at 8:30 Pacific

✷ All calls will be recorded so that you can watch at your convenience. Plan on 90 minutes per class, though some will be less. Questions can be submitted in advance.



Hello Ashtanga!
Saturday January 16 @ 8:30 am PST

This week will be an introduction to the Ashtanga Yoga system. We will discuss frequently asked questions about Ashtanga Yoga, including how Primary Series works and the effect that it has on the body and mind.

Primary Series is also called Yoga Chikitsa - which translates to Yoga Therapy. We'll explore the meaning behind that.


Where It All Begins
Saturday January 23 @ 8:30 am PST

We begin the journey into Ashtanga Yoga with the Surya Namasakaras, or sun salutations, and standing postures. These important postures set the foundation for everything else you will do in the Ashtanga system.

Refining, strengthening, and deliberating on these paramount postures will reinforce positive patterns in your practice and set you up for success down the road.


Pose and Counter Pose
Saturday February 6 @ 8:30 am PST

In the Ashtanga Yoga system we cultivate a sense of equilibrium in our bodies. Each pose has a counter pose, every action has an opposite action. Over time, with practice, we develop symmetry and balance.


Hips, Twists, and Mudras
Saturday February 13 @ 8:30 am PST

Gain a sense of balance, inner stability, proprioception and flexibility as you move through the Primary Series. This section of Primary moves the body through a variety of forward bends, twists and hip rotations.

Ashtanga Yoga trains your body slowly, preparing it step by step for increasingly complex movements.


Deep Core and Open Hips
Saturday February 20 @ 8:30 am PST

Primary Series develops both strength and openness, the two key elements to progressing through the Ashtanga Yoga system. 

This week we will examine the challenging postures at the end of Primary Series - that require strength and grace to move through efficiently.



Backbends and Closing Postures
Saturday February 27 @ 8:30 am PST

Primary Series finishes with a backbend sequence. Through your Ashtanga journey you will revisit this backbend sequence again and again - so let's set a solid foundation for you to grow from.

And we would never leave out the closing postures - they tie it all together and let the practice settle.

Ways to Learn

Live Workshops, Practices, and Discussions

Every week we meet for a yoga talk to cover the postures in the videos. We will also have workshop style trainings where we break down the asanas step by step. Modifications will be offered and props can be used. You will be offered feedback on your unique practice. In addition, there will be two group practices.

Pre-Recorded Tutorials and Instructional Videos

Every single posture of Primary Series, taught on multiple different body types, has been prerecorded in your asana library. In these videos tips and tricks to make postures sustainable and accessible will be taught to you. Access the videos any time, any where. 

Facebook Group and Small Groups

Community is an important part of this practice. You are not alone on this journey. The Primary Series Interactive offers you an active Facebook group for discussion and support. You can also upload videos here and get feedback on your practice from Jen. Plus, the opportunity to join a small group for peer support and mentoring.


This interactive in-depth study will teach you every pose in the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga. 

  • Make your practice a daily habit - and get the support of a community to hold you accountable.
  • Understand the energetics of the Primary Series of Ashtanga yoga. 
  • Learn the Ashtanga method of breathing - the cornerstone of the practice.
  • Build a strong foundation that will support the development of your Ashtanga practice.
  • Understand the mechanics of every posture in the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga - even the most difficult ones!
  • Gain confidence in practicing Ashtanga yoga at home.
  • Learn how to accommodate all body types and make the poses work for you.

Plus amazing bonus sections!

  • An introduction to pranayama.
  • A closer look at common injuries in yoga and how to modify for them.
  • An Ashtanga yoga Primary Series book download.
  • Tips on how to make difficult postures easy.
  • Learn how to extract more from Primary Series so you can apply it to other series.

Practice Together!

  • Included in the Primary Series Interactive is Live Practices with Jen. Put your skill in action starting on your own mat. 

Past Students Rave

Fay Chapple


"Jen's Online Yoga Program completely changed the way I practiced!  What a breath of fresh air!"


Long Time Ashtanga Student

"Jen's Interactive Online course provided an "in person" experience through the effective use of technology and her vast teaching experience. It was as good if not better than being there in person - because I can go back to the videos and Facebook group and re-watch lessons. I enhanced my own practice and learned from the struggles of others in the course group."


Long Time Ashtanga Student

"It’s a great course and Jen is great teacher.  I’ve done lots of these. I’ve never once actively participated. Jen makes it easy."


Long Time Ashtanga Student

"The course layout and materials combined with Jen's availability to answer questions is unique in value. What really stands out for me is the personal attention to each student. I was able to practice through Jen's instruction, knowing she would answer any questions based upon my individual practice."


Simple guided instruction, online access, expert instruction. Get ready to ramp up your practice overnight! Whether you are a teacher looking for help and suggestions on how to introduce Ashtanga asanas to your students or if you are looking to extract more from your own practice, this video course will help you dive deeper into Ashtanga.

Tuition Options

Choose your payment plan. Price goes up January 1.

Pay in Full



Unlimited Streaming Access

Ashtanga Essentials Bonus Course

E-Book of the Primary Series

All course videos and live calls

Opportunity to submit videos for feedback

Access to the private Facebook community

One month FREE of Ashtanga Central membership site


Payment Plan



Unlimited Streaming Access

Ashtanga Essentials Bonus Course

E-Book of the Primary Series

All course videos and live calls

Opportunity to submit videos for feedback

Access to the private Facebook community

One month FREE of Ashtanga Central membership site


Frequently Asked Questions

Of course I'd love to see you on the live calls. But, I know that we all have lives outside of our yoga practice! You can submit questions in advance. All calls will be recorded and the recordings will be posted on the course website - so you can watch them at your convenience.

Nope! You don't have to have any exposure to Ashtanga at all. This course is appropriate for a wide range of students. You could be brand new to Ashtanga - and this course will teach you the fundamentals. Or you can have decade of experience - and this course will help you refine your practice and extract more from what you already know. 

The course is six weeks long. This means we will have 6 live calls and six weeks of assignments and challenges. 

There will be videos and practice prompts assigned to you each week of the course. And you will have a little pre-course work.

We will have a weekly group call over Zoom so that we can discuss the videos viewed that week and talk about our practices.

There is the opportunity to comment on the videos through the course forum.

We will have a private Facebook group to share videos and communicate with each other throughout the course. If you are not on Facebook, you can send me videos directly for feedback and suggestions.

Bonus LIVE  practices with Jen. Zoom in and practice together.

No problem. We will build a solid foundation, break down the poses step by step so you have lots to work with, and make connections to primary series.

Plus, you will have access to all the videos well after the end of the course, so you can go back and review as your practice progresses.

This course is still for you!

We are never really "finished" with a series anyhow. There is always more to learn, especially as things continue to shift and change. 

This course will help you make connections between Intermediate Series and Primary as well as Advanced Series - so you can extract more from your current practice.

No. The course is designed to stand on it's own. All videos and announcements are posted in the course forum. Facebook is used to share videos of your practice and I comment on the videos. You can send me your videos directly and privately through Google Drive or something similar.




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