Jude has been practicing yoga for over 15 years.  It was in 2008, however, that he stumbled into his first Mysore Ashtanga class in Louisville, Kentucky, and was hooked.  He has maintained a daily Ashtanga practice since then and, in 2012, he began assisting his teacher, Laura Spalding.  In 2012, he also made his first pilgrimage to Mysore, India to study under R. Sharath Jois at the Shri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI).  Over the years, Jude has traveled to Maui to study with Nancy Gilgoff and has attended intensives with certified teachers, David Garrigues and Kino McGregor.  In January of 2016, he received authorization to teach from Sharath.  This year, Jude returned from his fifth trip to Mysore and relocated to the Jacksonville area. 

Lotus Yoga welcomes Jude to the Lotus community and we are honored to host the first KPJAYI authorized Ashtanga teacher in the Jacksonville area. 

Jude strives to teach as he has been taught and loves sharing the traditional method and beauty that is Ashtanga. 

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