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Wendelin Scott
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My first encounter with yoga at 28 was a life-changing moment of pure recognition, a sense of coming home. Over the next few decades of study, practicing, teaching and owning a yoga studio, yoga has become my home, my work, my play, my community, my universe. It is the ground beneath my feet and the sky above me.

I study, practice and teach yoga in the Krishnamāchārya lineage. I offer what I have been taught by my teachers—including Kofi Busia, Shubraji, Paul Cabanis, Cristian Pisano—as it comes through me. In addition to formal training with lineage holders, I have a Masters in Eastern Classics and Sanskrit from St. John’s College and a Bachelors from Bard College in History, Anthropology and Creative Writing.

In my classes, I weave embodied yoga practice with inspiration from personal experience, poetry, mysticism, anatomy and modern movement theory. I aim to guide students to authentically root in the tradition and also discern and express a relevant, modern and unique path forward. I seek to skillfully transmit practice and wisdom teachings that support flowing life force energy and a quiet, integrated heart and mind.

List of Wendelin’s Sessions


Animal Inspired Asana


[A] On The Mat / Asana Class




1.5 hour(s)


“You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.”
--Mary Oliver

The keen observations of animal bodies and behaviors have informed and inspired yogis and yoginis through the millennia. The earliest depictions of yoga come from the Indus Valley and depict a deity, Pashupati, in yogic meditation surrounded by animals. Furthermore, the majority of asanas that we practice today are poses named after and honoring animals.

In our modern era, the practice time on the mat is a potent opportunity to connect directly with the rhythms of life and nature expressed through one’s physical body. The beautiful, compelling movements of animals in the natural world offer insight for the yogic journey of yoking with the deeper rhythms and energies alive in one’s being. This energy is called "prana" in Sanskrit by the yogis, and has also been described as “the bird of prana.” Additionally, one of the yogic techniques of moving energy in the body (uddiyana bandha) translates as “flying upwards.”

This asana class takes inspiration and instruction from dragonflies, deer, pumas, humming birds and sparrows, to name a few, in the exploration of the coordinated and integrated yogic movements of uplifting energy and taking flight in body, mind and spirit.

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Wendelin Scott
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