NEW CLASS: Thursdays 1130 - 1300 at Eastern Yoga, Bristol. ‘Improvers’ Iyengar class - open to all who want to move along in their practice.
Depending on the level of students attending asanas will range from basic, taught to an Intermediate level to a range of more advanced poses.
Heliotrope are offering a £40 discount for a Yoga holiday in Turkey in the May half term. This holiday is being taught by Edgar Stringer & Lydia Holmes of YOGATREE. Both are very experienced, patient and empathetic teachers, each with their own style. They have studied in Pune and teach in the Bristol/Bath/Wiltshire area.
Saturday 6 – 13 June 2015
With Gerry Chambers and Lynda Purvis.
Lynda and Gerry have been my teachers for many years and are well-known and respected throughout the Iyengar community. They have studied in Pune for at least two decades and you are guaranteed a safe environment in which to explore your yoga practice.
Richard Ward and Kirsten Agar-Ward of the Bath Iyengar Yoga Centre also offer yoga holidays in exotic Bermuda. Details here.
NEW LINK: Bobby Clennell puts up a fully explained 'pose of the month' on her website. Bobby is based in the US - a very experienced and Pune-seasoned teacher.
GURUJI: B.K.S. IYENGAR
The Times of India (and most of the world’s news media) report the departure of BKS Iyengar from his earthly body. Follow the link for a picture essay of Guruji’s life. There are many features, personal experiences of Guruji’s teaching and videos on the web. Just Google BKS Iyengar.
Please take a look - and ‘like’ it if you do. The more visitors, the more likes, the more motivation to keep it up.
Why YOGA? If you’re reading this page you probably already know. Maybe it’s enough to say that around the same time as Windows 95 launched, I decided it was really time to set my feet on the yoga path and follow it to see where it lead. I am still following it and expecting to do so for the rest of my life. Although it may not feel like it to begin with, there are infinite adventures and explorations to be had on the small oblong island that is your own yoga mat.
In 1997 I attended the celebrations for Guruji (B.K.S. Iyengar)’s 80th birthday in Pune, India. If I had had any doubts, this experience would have quelled them completely.
There are plenty websites to tell you more about Guruji and ‘Iyengar’ yoga; I am now a qualified teacher, and take regular classes myself. There is a great deal of exchange of knowledge in the Iyengar community, and if you have taken Iyengar classes in any part of the world, my teaching methods will be familiar. The important thing is the yoga, and not the particular teacher. All 'teachers' are first and foremost students of yoga.
Why THE SEA? Historical reasons – I liked the idea of the Sea as an open, fluid place where things could happen, routes could be sailed, ideas floated or explored, so I took it as my domain name, way back in the early Iron Age of the Internet, aka the era of Windows 95 (I had already lived through the Late Stone Age of DOS and the Pre-Cambrian Era of even more obscure not to say obsolete computer languages.) And the sea is ever-changing, appealing to my own need for change, variety and travel.
More about Iyengar Yoga
My teachers – Lynda Purvis, Gerry Chambers
I teach a regular class at Eastern Yoga.
I sometimes teach at Bristol University Staff Club (you need to be a member of staff or otherwise associated with the University to take classes, but there is a useful reading list and some more links here.
Yoga equipment from YOGAMATTERS