My name is Allen Barkus and I am one of the few senior teachers in Philadelphia and New York teaching traditional Ashtanga yoga healing therapy exclusively to private students. I am also one of the teachers in Philadelphia teaching teachers including some with their own studios.
I am now also the co-founder of Fifth Avenue Yoga in Manhattan, New York, and will be there to do trainings/workshops and private sessions: . Yoga Works trained Hannah Han, my co-founder, is at the studio.
I've studied exclusively with Manju Jois since 2004. Manju and his father, K. Pattabhi Jois, brought the Ashtanga practice to the in 1975 and he is recognized as the leading authority on the traditional practice. I am authorized to teach into the intermediate, second series.
My experience includes teaching athletes at the University of Pennsylvania, teaching yoga teachers, working with people recovering from surgeries and injuries, cancer, arthritis and with children.