Deb Saag

After spending the past 16 years living and teaching in Baltimore, my husband and I recently relocated to Rockville. It was exciting to find that extendYoga was literally around the corner from our new home AND that they had an established Mysore program.

While in Baltimore I taught and practiced at YogaWorks for 16 years (previously Charm City Yoga). I helped establish the Mysore Program, which was started 5 years ago and also taught led Ashtanga Primary classes. In 2008 I completed the 500 Hour Advance Teacher training program at Charm City Yoga with Kim Manfredi. Prior to that, I lived in Louisville, KY and that is where I started practicing and fell in love with yoga. There, I completed a 200-hour teacher training and started teaching at Yoga East in 2000. I am forever grateful to Laura Spaulding for introducing me to Ashtanga Yoga.

Yoga has become a major part of my daily life and I continue to study with Jen RenĂ©, David Keil & the teachers in the YogaWorks Mysore program as well as my spiritual teacher, Rohini Ralby. I’ve had the opportunity to practice with Shri K. Pattabhi Jois in California and NY, with his grandson, Sharath as well as study with Tim Miller, Richard Freeman, Barbara Benagh, and David Swenson.

Teaching allows me the opportunity to share what I learned from the amazing teachers I have been blessed to study with as well as what I have personally discovered in over 20 years of practice. I especially enjoy teaching Mysore style where I am able to work with students one-on-one, getting to know the students, their bodies and find what is appropriate for them.

I am grateful to join them and help expand the Mysore Program at extendYoga as well as becoming a part of this yoga community.