LINEAGE Sri K Pattabhi Jois Sharath
Lori Brungard has been practicing yoga for over 20 years. She has spent more than one year in India studying with her beloved teacher Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. She now holds an Authorized Level 2 teaching certificate through KPJAYI. Lori was introduced to Guruji by Sharon Gannon and David Life, for which she is forever grateful. She learned about the many facets of yoga through a year-long certification in Jivamukti Yoga in 1999. As an Adjunct Lecturer of yoga at Hunter College, she developed a curriculum for a credit course in the Ashtanga Yoga system. As co-director of Ashtanga Yoga Shala from 2002-2007, Lori presented workshops by many senior Ashtanga teachers, developed beginners series’, and courses as resources for serious students and teachers.
A professional modern dancer for more than ten years, Lori learned a deep awareness of human anatomy. Her work as a Thai Yoga therapist has added an energetic component to this understanding. Her skills as a teacher lie both in her sensitive hands-on adjustments and her ability to see underlying causes of challenges, and thus how to create change.
"Lori is without a doubt, one of the best teachers of yoga that I have ever had the pleasure of learning from. Her body intelligence and ability to convey it verbally is nearly unmatched. Throw in the fact that her sense of humor, compassion and patience make her approachable, and what you have are some very lucky students." - Lauren Cahn
Augustine Kim has dedicated himself to the practice of ashtanga yoga for the past 8 years, and is truly grateful for the opportunity to share the profound beauty of this path with others. He started Mysore practice in 2004 with Rolf Naujokat in Thailand. Since then he has studied with teachers both in NYC and abroad. Most recently, he apprenticed under and assisted Dr. John Campbell.
He also loves to introduce the joy of yoga to the children. In New York City, he taught yoga to high school students as a volunteer for Fresh Air Fund. He also traveled to Sri Lanka and Indonesia to teach yoga to disadvantaged children.
He holds an engineering degree from MIT.