Naama Zusman will begin teaching ashtanga yoga on Saturday mornings at Kula. Below we talk to her about all things yoga.


How did you get into yoga?

I’ve been practicing yoga since 2004, when I joined my very first hatha yoga class.

When did yoga become a priority?

A few years after my first class I discovered the practice of ashtanga yoga and I was immediately hooked. It didn’t take long before I became fully devoted to the traditional ashtanga method and it became a way of life.

Where did you study to become a yoga teacher?

I completed my Yoga Alliance Intensive Training with Kino MacGregor and Tim Feldman at the Miami Life Centre in 2014 and have been teaching ever since.

Who’s your biggest inspiration?

My grandmother! She became a vegan in the 70’s and she’s such a warrior. She passed down a lot of knowledge about healthy living that came from my great grandfather—who was a raw vegan naturopath.

What’s your favourite healthy snack?

Avocado.

What’s your favourite yoga pose?

Any pose that gets me out of my comfort zone and stretches my limiting beliefs.

If you could study with any yogi, past or present, who would it be?

Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.

Mysore or Bihar?

Mysore–I first travelled to Mysore in 2016 to practice ashtanga under the guidance of R.Sharath Jois, and returned this year to carry on my practice with Sharath.