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  • Executive Director
    Executive Director

    Taylor Hunt is a devoted student of Ashtanga yoga. He makes yearly trips to study with his teacher Sharath Jois at the K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI) in Mysore, India. Taylor wass the first Ashtanga teacher in Ohio granted Level II Authorization to teach from KPJAYI. Taylor is dedicated to sharing the practice with others by teaching daily Mysore classes at Ashtanga Yoga Columbus and offering workshops around the world. He continues to inspire others through his story of personal transformation and accessible approach to the practice. Read more about Taylor here.

  • Program Director
    Program Director

    Jessica Hunt is co-owner of Ashtanga Yoga Columbus, co-director of the Trini Foundation, and a Level 1 Authorized Ashtanga teacher. She makes yearly trips to study with her teacher Sharath Jois at the K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India. She is honored to have his blessing to teach the healing practice that has changed her life.
    Jessica has a unique approach to teaching informed by her Ayurvedic studies as well as having practiced through injury and the birth of three children. She enjoys working with beginners, helping other moms navigate the practice, and bringing Ashtanga yoga into underserved communities.

  • Communications Director
    Communications Director

    Dawn Blevins is a Level II authorized teacher from the K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI) in Mysore, India, a business owner, and a writer who holds a Ph.D. in education. A teacher for much of her life, she taught writing, math, and music before receiving the blessing to teach yoga.
    Dawn makes yearly trips to study with her teacher, Sharath Jois, at KPJAYI. It was on a balcony in Mysore that Taylor invited Dawn to join him and Jessica in creating the Trini Foundation as they finished the final edits to his memoir. Dawn is grateful for the opportunity to bear witness to lives being deeply transformed by the practice of Ashtanga yoga. It inspires her to work toward extending the reach of yoga to communities who have barriers to accessing the practice.

  • Honorary Director
    Honorary Director

    Sharath Jois has graciously agreed to serve as honorary director for the Trini Foundation. We are beyond grateful for the support of our teacher in bringing the transformative practice of Ashtanga yoga to individuals who are suffering. 
    For more information about Sharath and the K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute, please visit  www.sharathjois.com .