ARE YOU NEW TO MYSORE-STYLE YOGA?
All new students are welcome!
New students begin their studies at AYLB with a one-month commitment to practice 3 days a week minimum working up to a 5-6 day per week practice. Your first few practices will be around 30 minutes long. We will work towards memorizing a prescribed sequence to which, over time, your teacher will adjust & add postures and guidance. As you begin to develop stability, ease and stamina in what you have learned, the postures and breathing/movement system will integrate into a PERSONAL PRACTICE that you own and can take with you anywhere.
ARE YOU NEW TO AYLB WITH AN ESTABLISHED PRACTICE OR VISITING FROM OUT OF TOWN?
If you are new to Long Beach and have an established Mysore-style practice and are looking to join the club, or visiting and would like to drop in please email -AIMEE- for info on how to attend.
If you are experiencing any symptom of illness such as cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, sore throat or new loss of smell or taste please STAY HOME and seek medical attention if needed. If you have a fever, do not practice. If you feel well enough to practice at home you can always join us on Zoom. Take a gentle practice. After a few surya namaskara, you'll know how to proceed.
Sign in and settle up HERE for your class beforehand. Not after
Wear clean clothes on your clean body.
Take your mat, rug and towels home with you and wash them often.
Keep your mat clean.
Drink water. Lots of water. Before class or after class. Not during.
During the heavy part of your menstrual cycle, do not practice.
If you have an injury, come to class. Let your teacher know when you arrive and she will help adapt your practice in a healing manner. Show up in whatever body, and whatever mind, you have today.
(housekeeping notes inspired by or directly quoted from the “quick study” section of
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Aimee Echo began her career not as a Yoga teacher but a rock singer, recording several albums and touring the world with her band theSTART and performing guest vocals for Red Hot Chili Peppers, Garbage, Teddybears and so many more.
She took her first step into an Ashtanga Yoga class in 1999.
Guided by teachers Noah Williams and Kiki Flynn, she developed a daily Mysore-style practice and became devoted to the Ashtanga Yoga method. After practicing with the Jois family in L.A. on their tour in 2002, she was inspired to make her first journey to Mysore, India in 2007 to study at Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute (now KPJAYI).
She has since been a dedicated student of R. Sharath Jois and returns regularly to India for intensive study with him. In 2010, Aimee received Sharath’s blessing to teach and is Authorized Level 2 . She had the privilege to assist in the main shala at KPJAYI in 2012, 2016 and 2018.
When not in India she has practiced extensively with many Certified and Authorized Ashtanga Teachers in the US including Tim Miller, Andrew Hillam, Dominic Corigliano and Diana Christenson.
An avid philosophy student, she began ongoing study of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras and with long time TKV Desikachar student, Chase Bossart in 2015. Under his guidance, she continues in weekly Yoga Meditation & Yoga Sutra classes. Over the years she has also studied Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Rahasya, Hatha Yoga Pradipika and the Ramayana with Chase.
Aimee is the owner and primary teacher at Ashtanga Yoga Long Beach. She is the only KPJAYI Authorized Ashtanga Yoga teacher in Long Beach, CA.
She still sings in her dance rock band, theSTART.