CATEGORY ARCHIVE: teachers
Just over 18 months ago I was in the unenviable position of suffering my first yoga injury.
The problem had come on slowly, almost surreptitiously. I was in Sri Lanka at the time, teaching a two week retreat. The lead up to the trip had been a very busy time … (read more)
Leaving Mysore was a confusing affair – I wasn’t sure how I felt about the practice, or my experience in the main shala. My body was sore and my practice stalled entirely – deep, comfortable backbends had become a faint memory.
In the weeks following I had slowly started practicing … (read more)
I arrived in Mysore just over two months ago when all was quiet and the busy season had not yet started. I had just completed my Ayurveda internship with Dr Joshi at his Panchakarma clinic in Nagpur and I had unscheduled travelling ahead of me.
When I told friends of … (read more)
Ashtanga Vinyasa, unmodified through the ages.
Or is it?
Commit time to practice with an experienced Ashtanga teacher and you will begin to appreciate that the sequence of poses, as taught by Pattabhi Jois, is to be practiced in its authentic and genuine form. The flow of postures, governed by … (read more)
I have spent only a week with Petri Räisänen and it has been remarkable.
Having only one recommendation of him (as a person, not even as a teacher), some might consider it a risk to have booked time with him. It’s certainly a case of nothing ventured because Petri is, … (read more)