Maggie Lively 

Maggie is the owner and program director of Ashtanga Nation.

She is a dedicated student first and foremost and is committed to continued education both as a student and teacher. She has been teaching full time since November 2012. She has made two extended trips to Mysore, India to study at the KPJAYI Institute with Sharath Jois and continues to study under her esteemed teacher, Michael Joel Hall of DC Ashtanga

Maggie is a firm believer that Mysore can help you to realize that you already have everything you need and to better deal with life’s obstacles. She will challenge you physically with what fits your specific needs and offer support for your own self-study.

All are welcome!



Mary began her yoga practice in 2012 with a 30-day yoga challenge. She was drawn instantly to the physical and mental rigor and has since maintained a daily practice.

In 2013, she completed a 200hr teacher training and began apprenticing in the Mysore room under the guidance of David Ingalls.  She began teaching part-time in 2014, and continues to develop her yoga education through workshops and trainings.

You’ll often find Mary practicing Mysore in the early mornings under her primary teacher, Maggie Lively, or playing around with handstands during Friday’s open practice.


Julia Le

Julia started practicing yoga in 2012 to complement to her daily workout regime. When she found herself at her first heated power yoga class, she found something that was physically and mentally challenging but also enlightening, humbling, electrifying, and energizing.

She mainly practiced Baptiste and Vinyasa style classes, and dabbled in the occasional Rocket class led by Maggie Lively. She was curious about this thing called Ashtanga yoga and Mysore but never practiced it until June of 2014 when she signed up for her 200hr Teacher Training with David C. Kyle and Marie Belle Perez Rivera in Progressive Ashtanga Yoga.

She apprenticed at Little River Yoga under the guidance of Stair Calhoun, and has also completed 100 hours of Rocket Yoga training with David C. Kyle. She's been blessed to have been taught by so many amazing teachers such as David C. Kyle, Marie Belle, Stair Calhoun, David Ingalls, and special thanks to Maggie Lively for her encouragement to jump into the crazy world of Ashtanga Yoga!