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  • Executive Director
    Executive Director

    Taylor Hunt is a devoted practitioner and teacher of Ashtanga yoga. He makes yearly trips to Mysore, India to further his studies under the guidance of his teacher, Sharath Jois. In 2013, Taylor was granted Level 2 Authorization to teach and has had the honor of assisting in the shala on several occasions. Taylor is dedicated to sharing the healing practice with others and providing a community where practitioners can find support in their practice and daily lives. Seeking to preserve the traditional method, Taylor teaches daily Mysore classes at Ashtanga Yoga Columbus and offers 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 is co-owner of Ashtanga Yoga Columbus, director of the Trini Foundation, and a Level 1 Authorized Ashtanga teacher. She makes yearly trips to study with her teacher Sharath Jois 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 two 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, 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, in Mysore, India. 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 Sharath Yoga Center, please visit  www.sharathjois.com .