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.
The Sanskrit word स्मृति (smṛti) means remembrance or memory.
The Ashtanga Yoga practice is a practice of memory.
It is held in our hearts.
In August 2014 at Stillpoint Yoga London, I attended a teacher training workshop presented by Brigid Godwin on integrating pregnant students into a yoga class.
The assisted self-practice ‘Mysore style’ method of teaching Ashtanga Yoga makes the practice very accessible to pregnant students — allowing for asana sequences and breathing practices to be adapted for each individual.
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!
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‘.
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.
On 19 September 2013, a group of Stillpoint Yoga London practitioners and friends came together to flashmob the London Bridge rush hour. Unfortunately I couldn’t be there but still get to enjoy the event through the video that was produced.
You can read more about the day in the SYL website posting ‘How To Organise A Yoga Flashmob – Our Story…‘.