Astrid Jirka

Ithaca, NY
United States
Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

1 Review

Greetings and Namaste. I am a 500 hour Yoga Alliance registered teacher in the US, teaching primarily hatha, vinyasa and restorative yoga. I am also influenced by Iyengar, Ashtanga, Kripalu and Acro-Yoga along with the philosophical systems of raja, hatha and tantra yoga to name a few. I practice, I teach, I co-create, I draw yantras, I play, I work, I try, I live, I be, I believe in the possibility of peace.

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Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

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Very Friendly
More Hands off
Frequent Adjustments
New Teacher
Very Experienced
On the Wild Side
Safety Oriented
Body Focused
Very Spiritual


Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

Astrid has a no-nonsense style. She gives clear and useful cues for proper form and alignment, and won't give up until you've got it. She has a great sense of humor and a depth of knowledge.

Astrid JirkaMay 19, 2017

Thank you Darcey for your review. I didn't realize I had a no-nonsense style! Rather funny that you say that as I've been wearing a pair of socks recently that say 'No Nonsense' on the toes. I do like to take the yoga teachings seriously and to communicate that to my students, because I know how powerful the yoga practice can be when practiced with dedication and knowledge. On the other hand, I hope I'm not too strict!


I like to encourage everyone to do their best but also to take into account their personal situations on any given day and to have compassion for themselves. So non-nonsense, but with humor and sensitivity, yes :) I hope to see you in class again some time soon! Mornings sessions will be starting every day at Firelight in a couple of weeks. They should be sweet.