KPJAYI Authorized Teacher
Director / Founder
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Todd Roderick has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga since 1995 and is the most experienced Ashtanga instructor in the Southeastern US. Beginning in 1997, Todd spent more than a year (over the course of multiple trips) studying at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in Mysore, India.
Todd studied directly with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois & Sharath Jois in the old shala, when classes were limited to only twelve students. He was given direct permission to teach the Ashtanga Yoga system by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in 1998 and is authorized by Sharath Jois / KPJAYI. Todd also lived in San Diego and studied at the Ashtanga Yoga Center with Tim Miller, one of Ashtanga’s most senior teachers.
Extensive study in India, 19 years of teaching, 22 years of dedicated practice, and over 18 years of teaching daily Mysore classes demonstrate Todd's commitment to being a traditional Ashtanga Yoga instructor.
Inspired by the wealth of transformation and well-being Ashtanga Yoga brought into his life, Todd strives to uphold yoga’s ancient tradition undiluted and unadulterated, maintaining its potency and life-changing potential. He brings a fresh and creative perspective to the practice of Ashtanga Yoga while adhering to tradition.
Todd also has over 20 years experience in healthful cooking and specializes in South Indian cuisine. He’s a musician in the Flying Mystics, visual artist, and avid organic gardener. As well, Todd has over 20 years of in-depth study in herbalism, nutrition, and natural healing. Todd is also a serving director of The Mysore Foundation, a foundation created to serve those affected by poverty in Mysore, India, and Atlanta, GA.
Brice Elizabeth Watson
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Brice started practicing yoga in London, England, in 2001 at the age of 18 and became a daily Ashtanga practitioner under Atlanta-based teacher Gary Jones in 2010. Gary was instrumental in teaching Brice full primary and encouraging her to go deeper in her yoga study. From there, Brice became a student of David Garrigues in 2013 (one of 47 certified by the late Pattabhi Jois) of Philadelphia, PA. With David, Brice began to deepen her philosophy study, Sanskrit study, and practice of pranayama and chanting. In 2015, after a chance meeting, Brice began studying under Taylor Hunt (level 2 authorized teacher), and with Taylor's encouragement and support, Brice became a student of Sharath Jois (lineage holder of Ashtanga yoga, grandson of the late Pattabhi Jois) and KPJAYI in Mysore, India. Brice continues to take annual trips to India to study under her teacher, Sharath, and while in India continues to study Sanskrit, chanting, and philosophy under Lakshimsha at KPJAYI.
Brice has been teaching in Atlanta since 2011. She has had the opportunity to start an Ashtanga program in Norcross and Marietta, GA. She's previously held the Director of Yoga postion for Wellness Centers of America, and spent time teaching yoga to active military members home from deployment. Brice has also taught yoga to athletes of all levels via Accelerated Athlete and Karen Brown of Atlanta, GA. Brice is grateful to be at Ashtanga Yoga Atlanta, and grateful to Todd Roderick for not only giving her the opportunity to share what she's been blessed to learn, but for being the original teacher and student of the late Pattabhi Jois to bring the practice of Ashtanga to the South East.
Brice's intention in her teaching is to bring the power of the philosophy into the asana practice, a philosophy that has changed her life and is the foundation of the practice. Brice fully believes in the power of the count in asana to bring focus of mind. She hopes to uphold integrity as well as strong discipline in the Mysore room just as her teachers do for her.
Brice is also the founder of The Mysore Foundation, a collective group of KPJAYI students who strive to give back to the people of Mysore, India, and support other organizations in India in their quest to assist those affected by poverty. The Mysore Foundation also serve those in the Atlanta area.