CITY YOGA I will be teaching a new level 1/2 class from Tuesday 16 September - weekly at 7.45pm - 9.00pm.
This class will be suitable for complete beginners in the Iyengar method, as well as more experienced practitioners. A full range of poses will be taught with emphasis on developing strength, stability and focus.
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.
Please watch this space for new classes at the YOGA LOFT.
VERY SAD DAY 20 AUGUST
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.
I was subscribing to earthMusic’s mailing list - now I found myself somewhere else! HYPERDRIVE?
(Actually I am intrested in YOGA too and will have a look around but meanwhile - please send me back to earthMusic.)
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.
I teach at Queen Charlotte Street Osteopath Studio
More about Iyengar Yoga
My teachers – Lynda Purvis, Gerry Chambers
I also 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