INTRO TO YOGA with Erick Thuss & Tessa Manning

April 18, 2018 @ 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Westside Yoga Studio
7385 Healdsburg Ave #102
Sebastopol, CA 95472
$20 drop in, $96 for all 8 sessions
INTRO TO YOGA with Erick Thuss & Tessa Manning @ Westside Yoga Studio | Sebastopol | California | United States

Intro to Yoga with Erick Thuss & Tessa Manning

This 9 class course is specially designed for students new to yoga. Students will learn the foundation of BKS Iyengar’s brilliant method of yoga, which focuses the mind, builds strength/stability, and creates flexibility. This is the perfect starting point for total beginners, and students interested in the foundational principles of yoga. This course is a great beginning for people of various levels of ability, those who’ve been unsure of how to start yoga, and those who want to create positive personal change.

Each class will build upon the prior class in a progressive manner. Upon completion of the series, you will be prepared to enter Level I classes. Wednesday classes taught by Erick Thuss, Friday classes taught by Tessa Manning, see website for more info on teachers.


March 21st – April 20th*



Wednesdays & Fridays, 4:30-5:45pm


$20 drop in, $108 for all 9 sessions

*Class passes and memberships accepted, with the exception of the New Student 2-Week Trial.



Erick Thuss started learning yoga in 1996 under Gayna Uransky in the method developed by B.K.S. Iyengar. During that time, he met John Smith, a long-time student of K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, and was taught by him in the original vinyasa method. Erick studies under John to this day with great benefit. He also studied under Ed Modestini and Nicki Doane, where he learned to look and re-look, to explore tradition, and to always seek toward the quiet teaching from within.  Currently, Erick is under special study with Manouso Manos, and is working to digest what he can of the of sheer brilliance of Manouso’s teaching. He assists in Manouso’s class weekly.

He is a student of B.K.S. Iyengar, and his son Prashant and daughter Geeta in Pune, India, and is constantly mind-blown by the intense depth of insight emanating from them.

He is striving to embody essential elements of yoga science, and is devoted to learning from direct experience and study of what has come from the texts on yoga.

His teaching is a bright effort to reflect what he is learning and absorbing, with a trajectory toward opening out the vast learning ground within.

Tessa Manning is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher. She has been practicing Iyengar yoga since 2007 and received her teacher training at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco. She travels annually to study with the Iyengar family in India. Tessa is dedicated to the Iyengar method because of its attention to alignment and the thorough change it brings about in the body.  She has specialized teacher trainings in Pre-Natal Yoga and Yoga for Scoliosis.

An avid practitioner, Tessa has used Iyengar Yoga to help treat her scoliosis. She teaches in a way that is safe, accessible, and compassionate – providing individual attention to each student. She loves to travel the world, cook, and garden.