The contemporary lineage of Ashtanga Yoga Bellingham begins with Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, then Sri K Pattabhi Jois, David Garrigues, and Ashtanga Bellingham's director, Luke Baugh.
Ashtanga Yoga Bellingham is an Ashtanga Yoga School, in the lineage of David Garrigues. The format of our classes was first taught to students of Washington by our founders teachers, David Garrigues and Catherine Tissertont at the original Ashtanga Yoga School located in Capital Hill in Seattle. For over a decade there, David and Catherine taught Ashtanga Yoga at a location dedicated to the preservation and refinement of the art. The Ashtanga Yoga School of Seattle, at that time, was one of the only places in the world where students of Ashtanga could study the practice under the guidance of two Certified Ashtanga teachers, in a facility blessed by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (Guruji).
After 5 years of study in the field of yoga, and two years of study under David's guidance, Luke Baugh was the first student of AYS to graduate from the teacher training program and go on to start his own school. For years, and through many stages of trial and error, both Luke and David share a goal; to bring more good yoga to the public, for the benefit of humanity. They are both tirelessly committed to the transmission of yoga to the world.
Ashtanga Bellingham seeks to continue the research of Ashtanga Yoga, and teach accurate and sustainable yoga to people in our local reach.