Andrew Hillam

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Andrew’s dedicated study of Ashtanga Yoga began in 1994 while pursuing a degree in Music Performance at the University of Adelaide, South Australia. 

Since 2001 he has traveled yearly to Mysore, India, to study with Pattabhi Jois and Sharathji. He has been granted Advanced A Certification by Sharath and continues to return regularly to Mysore for further studies whenever possible. Andrew also continues to study Vedic chanting, yoga philosophy and Sanskrit sharing what he has learned with his students via online Yoga Sutras and Bhagavad Gita classes as well as interacting with students in class.

Andrew is the Director of Jois Yoga and has been teaching the Mysore program there since its inception in August 2010. 

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Julie Choi Trepkau

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Julie's love of movement began with dance lessons at age 4, and her first encounter with yoga was in 1992 as a student of art history at Barnard College in New York City.  After completing an MSc at The London School of Economics and Political Science, she moved to Hong Kong to put her degrees to use, trying out her corporate persona in Marketing and Communications.  It was there, in 2000, that she discovered Ashtanga Yoga and life took a different turn as she committed to its deeper learning.  In 2007, Julie started making trips to Mysore, India, to study with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, R. Sharath Jois and R. Saraswathi Jois before returning home and having one baby in 2008 and then another four years later.  These babies are both the backbone and fruits of her yoga practices. She became  a yoga teacher in 2003, and a teacher of elementary age children in 2013.  Julie is honored to have received teaching Authorization from KPJAYI, and to have shared this beautiful and transformative practice with students in Hong Kong, India, Denmark, Germany and the U.S.  She believes that yoga practices should be shared in a completely supportive and accepting space, in which practitioners feel safe and free to have their unique and ever-evolving needs addressed on a moment-to-moment basis.  Julie is grateful to her teachers and fellow students and seekers she’s been enriched by on this path.

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DALIA MORENO LOPEZ

“I loved the atmosphere and energy of the shala; there is everything you need to have a good practice. The pictures of Guruji and his family are beautiful and Andrew is a great welcoming soul that makes it perfect!”

 JUIN LIU

“Andrew is an exceptional teacher and I love the calming atmosphere of the shala. I can't imagine practicing anywhere else.”

VANESSA PEREZ

“Grateful to have practiced with dear Andrew at jois yoga! A true Gem and devoted teacher Of the ashtanga yoga tradition!”

ISABEL KRISTINA

“Fantastic Shala, with great energy and lovely people. Andrew is an incredible teacher and a wonderful person. It's a fabulous environment to come and do your practice in, even if only in town for a few days. I will certainly be back. Thank you!”

MEILI HAU

“Andrew is a KPJAYI Certified Ashtanga instructor and the most authentic and devoted ashtanga yoga practitioner.”