Ashtanga yoga for beginners (6-week course)

This course will cover the fundamentals of the system, including the breathing and the start of the asana series, as taught in Mysore. You’ll be encouraged to practise between classes so that you can enjoy the full benefit of the course and build up a lifelong ashtanga yoga practice.

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Autumn schedule

I hope you’ve all had a lovely summer. There’s still a couple of weeks before autumn officially starts but it feels like there’s already a shift – many of you are returning from holidays and the new school term has begun. Perfect timing then for the new schedule!

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I'm very excited to announce that I'll be teaching the weekend Mysore classes at triyoga Chelsea from 5th August. Classes are on Saturdays and Sundays 8-10am and I hope to see some of you there. As most of you will know, these classes follow the traditional...

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Beginners Courses

This Summer, I'm excited to be running beginners courses in both Hither Green and triyoga Chelsea. So if you're completely new to yoga or just want a refresher, take a look. These are a safe, accessible and fun way to explore a traditional yoga practice – and you...

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Last Thursday, 18 May, marked eight years since Pattabhi Jois, known to his students as Guruji, passed away. Many of you will know all about Guruji and for those who don't, he is responsible for so much of the ashtanga yoga that we practice today. Born in 1915, he...

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New venue, new altar

First ashtanga yoga Mysore class at Lochaber Hall, Hither Green (SE13) done. See you on Thursday, 6.30-8pm for class two!

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New evening Mysore classes in Hither Green SE13

Just a quick reminder for those of you in Hither Green, the new evening classes start this week. The classes are on Mondays and Thursdays from tomorrow (8 May), 6.30-8pm, at Lochaber Hall, Manor Lane Terrace. We're in the small hall, round the side of the building to...

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Triyoga Chelsea beginners’ ashtanga course

The course will introduce you to the fundamental elements of ashtanga yoga, including the breathing and asana series. I will provide individual guidance and encourage you to practice between classes so you can begin to establish your own personal practice, both on...

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Authenticity in yoga

Hamish Hendry speaking at a triyoga symposium on authenticity in yoga in November 2016: "Yoga should bring us closer together, make us feel more connected… Yoga should also help us deal with our up and down emotions. Yoga is equanimity. We are all yoga students and we...

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Bedtime Reading

Yoga Mala, Pattabhi Jois If you want to read about ashtanga yoga, you'd be hard pushed to find a better place to start than Pattabhi Jois' Yoga Mala. He explains the context and the eight limbs and then goes through the primary series of asanas in detail, including...

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The Tristhana Method

Here is a clear and informative explanation of the tristhana method from the K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute website:   "[Tristhana] means the three places of attention or action: posture, breathing system and looking place. These three are very important for...

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One-to-one practice in a group setting

If you're still wondering what the self-practice approach is all about, this article in the Guardian gives a good description: "Mysore self-practice is the traditional way of practising ashtanga yoga and offers a highly personalised approach without the price tag...

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