My name is Allen Barkus and I am one of the more experienced teachers in Philadelphia teaching traditional Ashtanga yoga healing therapy exclusively to private students. I've had a daily personal practice since 1998 and have studied exclusively with Manju Jois since 2004. Manju and his father, K. Pattabhi Jois, brought the Ashtanga/Vinyasa practice to the U.S. in 1975 and he is recognized as the leading authority on the traditional practice. I am authorized to teach into the intermediate, second series.
In 8 months one of my students, whom had no prior yoga experience, lost 70 pounds. Of course he worked hard to achieve that result along with full-body strengthening, toning, increased physical endurance, much improved breathing, and improving a back problem. Another student was thrilled that she dropped a full dress size practicing with me 2 times a week over 2 months, along with other benefits. Other students tell me how their back problems, breathing and posture have improved. Of course you will also gain balance in your life and a quiet mind from the meditative part of the practice.
My experience includes training yoga teachers, teaching athletes at the University of Pennsylvania, working with people recovering from Breast cancer, recovering from surgeries and injuries, with arthritis and with children. I even had a student who had emphysema, demonstrating virtually anyone can benefit from this practice.
Through December 15th my 10 time rate of $70 will be available for individual sessions and $100 for 2 people sharing a session in the Center City and Chestnut Hill areas. My normal rates are $80 for 1 1/2 hours and $70 each for 2 people. My 10 time rate, purchased in advance, is $700 (only $70 a session).
My corporate group rate is $250, only $25 each or less when you get at least 10 people at your location. I am also scheduling clinics in the U.S. and abroad focusing on Yoga For Healing.