Yoga means union: union of body, mind, and spirit. In its classes and guiding philosophy, Yoga Jones emphasizes this union above all. We also offer classes in various yoga disciplines, such as kundalini yoga, Taoist yoga, and chi gung. The physical training offered in our classes can be vigorous and rigorous, as well as restorative, but in the final analysis the focus of all classes is on integration. We are happy that students and visitors have told us that we have achieved our primary intention of creating a studio with a meditative, regenerative atmosphere.
Opened in 2003, Yoga Jones was the first and remains the only yoga studio in Ventura to offer yoga classes in a wide variety of styles for students with varying interests and needs. Creators Tina Chappel, who teaches, and her husband Tom Lane immersed themselves in the practice during the burgeoning yoga movement in ‘90s Los Angeles. They practiced mainly at Center for Yoga on Larchmont—now part of the YogaWorks chain—which had itself opened its doors in 1967 as the first “mainstream” yoga studio in LA. They studied with such renowned teachers as Erich Schiffmann, Shiva Rea, and Paul Cabanis, while Tina did teacher training in 1998 with Ana Forrest, one of the most widely respected and experienced yogis in the country.
Yoga Jones was founded on the model of Center for Yoga and similar studios: We believe different styles of yoga are complementary, not mutually exclusive. We’re extremely proud of the studio’s teaching staff, whose devotion to the practice is reflected in the depth of their training. We have two yoga rooms to allow us to offer a greater variety of classes at the times of day when most students can attend. We feature expertly taught, vigorous vinyasa flow classes, while maintaining the variety of props, including two rope walls in the larger room, needed for the more precision-oriented Iyengar style. Classes are also offered to groups with special requirements, such as pre and post Natal , over 50+ and recovery.
As the Seasons change, so does our offerings of new classes, workshops and events,
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