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Jim Parise, a 20yr resident of Juneau, lives here with his wife, Kelly, and their four children.  He started practicing yoga in his forties and knew right away he wanted to build a lifelong practice.  Juneau has a very strong Ashtanga yoga community, and he began practicing under Jodee Dixon and, later, Stephanie Quigley.  He finds joy in Ashtanga yoga because, over time, a student progresses in the asanas from the physical body to the refined through commitment and hard work.  One of the most exciting things to Jim about yoga is discovering more control and strength in body and mind.  Jim's classes are based on the Ashtanga Primary Series, and are fun, feature invigorating music, and encouraging to new Ashtangis while also challenging the more advanced.  

 

When not practicing, Jim loves to fish, hunt, ski and get outdoors to enjoy the beautiful place we live.