In July 2012 I attended a workshop of story and asana taught by Claire Murphy, hosted by Brigitte Rooney in Milton Keynes. Claire had structured the workshop around the story of Vyaghrapada (one having the feet like a tiger), one of the mythical rishis (sages) of ancient India. Vyaghrapada met with another seeker, Pantanjali, in the forest and these different and unlikely friends form a bond which celebrates both their similarities and their differences. Remembering the simple truths in this teaching, we begin to realize what unites us, and threaded through the narrative was a strong and detailed asana practice.
On Saturday 29 October 2011, Whitespace Studio celebrated the one-year anniversary of the studio opening in Milton Keynes with a charity open day in aid of Yoga Gives Back. I taught an early risers Ashtanga Yoga led practice at the start of the day and then, later in the day, attended a lovely Restorative Yoga class taught by Brigitte Rooney. In total the day raised £1,000 for Yoga Gives Back!
In April 2011 I attended an Anusara Yoga workshop taught by Ross Rayburn, and hosted by Brigitte Rooney in Milton Keynes. With a morning session focussed on backbends and hand balances and an afternoon of forward bends, hip openers and twists it was a packed day.
On 23 May 2010 I attended a Meditation Flow workshop with Michael Stewart hosted by Brigitte Rooney in Milton Keynes. Michael focussed on Hatha Yoga as a Tantric Practice that prepares us for the truest experience of an embodied life. Exploring asana, pranayama, mantra, chanting, satsang, the Chakras, relaxation, meditation and laughter.
In February 2010 I attended an Anusara Yoga workshop taught by Bridget Woods Kramer, hosted by Brigitte Rooney in Milton Keynes. The workshop was about bringing the discipline and focus back into your asana practice and life, concentrating on inverted postures. Bridget began her yoga practice in India in 1975 and is known for her dynamic style of teaching with close attention to alignment detail.