Jodi Fischtein is a certified yoga instructor in Toronto and has been practicing yoga since 2000. Jodi began to consider yoga teaching training in 2007, and then began the slow journey to share what she has come to love. She received fundamental training (250 hrs) in Vinyasa and Hatha at The Yoga Sanctuary in Toronto in 2007-08 followed by PreNatal Yoga training. In 2010, she began her second training in Venice Beach, California to study the core modules of Prana Flow. She remains deeply grateful to studying with the founder of Prana Flow, Shiva Rea. In understanding Prana Flow methods, one can express the sequencing as kramas (stages) that lead to one’s full expression in asana. That year Jodi went to Kerala, India with Shiva Rea to understand local Ayurvedic customs, as well as Kalarippayattu, an ancient South Indian martial art tradition. As Jodi nears the completion of 500 hours in Prana Flow Yoga, she continues to serve both her personal practice and her students.
In March 2014 Jodi immersed herself in the Mysore tradition for Primary Series at Purple Valley Yoga in Goa, India under the guidance of Petri Räisänen. This discipline also had an effect on her strength and agility. Today she humbly practices Ashtanga 4-5 times per week.
Jodi also believes deeply in the cumulative benefits of Yin yoga. She began studying the concepts of TCM and Yin yoga with Tracy Soghrati in Toronto in 2011 and she has completed Phase 1 of Thai Yoga massage as she feels it brings a healing touch for hands-on adjustments for students in her Yin and Vinyasa classes.
Jodi received her B.A. in English Literature and Creative Writing at New York University and she is currently completing certification in Applied Specialization in Mindfulness Meditation at the University of Toronto.