Smriti/To Remember

Smriti/To Remember

Stillpoint Yoga London has created a short film from footage of the Ashtanga Yoga led practice held on 3 January 2015, which captures the essence of the community there. Community and relationship is at the heart of Stillpoint Yoga London. Co-founder Ozge Karabiyik, who sadly died on 2 January 2012, raised thousands of pounds for charity and each year the Stillpoint Yoga London community has come together in this light to remember her and celebrate her life.

स्मृति

The Sanskrit word स्मृति (smṛti) means remembrance or memory.

The Ashtanga Yoga practice is a practice of memory.

It is held in our hearts.

David Keil hands-on adjustments workshop

David Keil hands-on adjustments workshop

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.

Thank you to Ness Sherry for the photos!

Stillpoint Yoga London Ashtanga Yoga Charity Class

Stillpoint Yoga London Ashtanga Yoga Charity Class

On 4 January 2014, Stillpoint Yoga London joined with John Scott, Lucy Crawford and 101 practitioners, friends and family to remember Ozge Karabiyik, co-founder of Stillpoint Yoga London, who died in January 2012. The day raised over £3,000 for The Chartwell Cancer Trust.

You can read more about the day in the SYL website posting ‘Beginning By Remembering – The SYL Charity Class 2014‘.

परम्परा

The day was doubly special for me as someone from the self-practice group at Whitespace Studio was also able to make it to the practice. Four generations of paramparā.