Dhruva Corrigan is a man from a small town called Sag Harbor, in the State of New York. It is an historic fishing village far out on Long Island (about 100 miles from New York City) that is sustained predominantly by tourism. He has grown up in a house in the woods on top of a hill, enjoying the privacy of a fair bit of seclusion, as well as the support of a loving and caring local community.
Dhruva practices and teaches Ashtanga Yoga. He has been teaching for more than six years, and continues to practice and study every moment of his life. He has had the pleasure of studying with Corey Derosa, Christopher Hildebrandt, David Swenson, Saraswathi Rangaswami, and Dr. M.A. Jayashree.
“I am passionate about learning new skills, and enjoy having a teacher. I have struggled to teach myself various skills, some of which have developed, and other of which have faded. I truly love learning from someone who is extremely experienced in a skill, and who loves their skill to such an intensity that they feel compelled to teach it – like an overflow of love.”
Jackie’s personal yoga practice, which began in 2005, and a developing interest in Eastern philosophy took her to south India in 2008 to study classical Hatha yoga for five months. Shortly after, she earned her 200-hour certification with Yoga Teachers Training Institute. In 2009, after graduating from the University of Rhode Island with a degree in English Language & Literature and a concentration in Philosophy, she began teaching in Suffolk County, Long Island, NY. In 2011, Jackie completed her 500-hour teacher training with Yoga Teachers Training Institute. In early 2012, Jackie’s personal practice became more heavily rooted in the Ashtanga lineage and has prompted her to study with teachers such as Kino MacGregor and Tim Feldmann, Christopher Hildebrandt, and David Swenson. She maintains her teaching and learning through a commitment to a daily practice of the Ashtanga method as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, taking rest on Saturdays and Moon Days.
Jackie’s faith and trust in the power of this ancient discipline as a means to heal and transform are driving forces behind her continued studies and her passion to share the practice with others. Although her practice is geared toward the Ashtanga Yoga method, she shares her technical knowledge of anatomy and alignment and influences from her studies with Gabriel Halpern in the Iyengar method, making her classes accessible and rewarding for practitioners of all levels.