July 2014 saw me at Stillpoint Yoga London spending a week with David Keil for Mysore self practice, followed by a weekend workshop looking at hands-on adjustment techniques. Great to spend more time with David after teacher training.
David being assisted in trikonasana
Thank you to Ness Sherry for the photos!
In March 2013, Stillpoint Yoga London published a short documentary about Ashtanga Yoga and the history of Stillpoint Yoga London, founded by Scott Johnson and Ozge Karabiyik. It includes interviews with my teachers: Scott Johnson, John Scott, Lucy Crawford and David Keil.
I was lucky enough to find Stillpoint Yoga London in 2009 on the day Scott and Oz first opened the doors, and in many ways it’s been the home of my practice ever since. I owe so much to Scott, to Oz, to their teachers, and to everyone who I have met there. In the documentary, Scott describes Ashtanga Yoga as being:
“about you creating a practice for yourself, that you own, that you can fit in your life. It’s not about anyone else. It’s about you becoming responsible for your own yoga practice. And that can be as dynamic as it needs to be.”
Ashtanga Yoga is sometimes thought of as a very rigid practice and a very physical form of yoga, but this is very far from where I feel it is and where I hope my own teaching comes from.
In March 2013 I completed the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga teacher training with John Scott, in the lineage of Sri K Pattabi Jois.
This was an amazing experience and deeply humbling. During this training I met so many amazing practitioners of Ashtanga Yoga and learnt so much. John Scott, Lucy Crawford, David Keil and Greg Nardi will always have my gratitude, as will everyone who went through the experience with me.
“It’s just a simple question” will never be the same again!
In May 2011 I attended weekend workshops on ‘Bandha and the Sanskrit Vinyasa Count’ with David Keil at Stillpoint Yoga London. This was my first time meeting David and my first time looking in any detail at the vinyasa count of the Ashtanga Yoga method. It was a fantastic weekend.
Ekam… Dve… Trini…