Shanna Small has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga and studying the Yoga Sutras since 2001. She has studied in Mysore with Sharath Jois and is the Director of AYS Charlotte, a school for traditional Ashtanga in Charlotte NC. She has written for Yoga International and the Ashtanga Dispatch. Go here for more information on AYS Charlotte. For information on workshops, please e-mail


  • Ray Greenberg

    HI Shanna, Thanks for the inspiration. I hadn’t tried to do a really nice full lotus in awhile and after looking at some of your pictures I went ahead and did it. Then feeling good there I put my arms thru like Sharath on the Anusthana except I could not get the loft he does. Mine is more like sitting on my hands. Now I have something new to work on ;–)

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