Background

Los Angeles Yoga Club is a traditional Ashtanga Yoga School in the Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga lineage. We operate differently than most yoga studios, focusing on the development of a personal practice rather than group directed classes. It is run by Spiros Antonopoulos and Erica Morton Magill and is the West Coast sister school to Eddie Stern’s Brooklyn Yoga Club

Spiros Antonopoulos began studying yoga with Eddie Stern in 2001, and with Ashtanga Yoga master Sri K. Pattabhi Jois during that same year (until his passing in 2009). He continues to study with Pattabhi Jois’s grandson and successor, Paramaguru R. Sharath Jois, and his daughter, Saraswati Jois. And for a few brief years in the early oughties he ran a tea stall at Ashtanga Yoga New York & the Broome Street Temple in Manhattan. 

Erica Morton Magill is a social scientist, trained in Medical Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. She has spent over a decade at the intersection of yoga and social justice teaching yoga, mindfulness and meditation to incarcerated and at-risk teenage girls in the San Francisco Bay Area. Erica has been studying Ashtanga Yoga since she was a teenager in the early 2000s, and has had the great privilege to study with and continue to learn from Johnny Smith, Paramaguru R. Sharath Jois, and his mother Saraswati Jois.