Barbara Stanley teaches Ashtanga Yoga in Greenbrier County, West Virginia in Lewisburg. She has been practicing Ashtanga for 13 years and teaching for 10. In 2005 she studied with David Swenson and Shelley Washington in their Primary Series Intensive. In 2010 she completed her 200 hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training with Om Seva School of Yoga. She also trained with Manju Jois for the Primary Series in 2012.
Her primary teachers are David Williams and Nancy Gilgoff, first Westerners to study with Pattabhi Jois. Continuing her quest for a greater understanding of Ashtanga Yoga, each year she travels to Maui to study with her teachers, commune with her mentor, and gain even more knowledge about the long-term practice of Ashtanga from Manju Pattabhi Jois.
Her intention is to safely and mindfully teach the traditional Ashtanga Yoga as she has been taught by her teachers so that practitioners, now and in the future, can reap the benefits it delivers.