From the monthly archives:

August 2008

Oct 13- 17, 2008 Manju Jois in Bingen, WA

by admin on August 31, 2008


When Karate and Ashtanga Meet

by admin on August 28, 2008

Annual Course was a Great Success
August 28, 2008
THE ENGLISH Shotokan Academy annual residential course was held at Lilleshall National Sports Centre near Telford in Shropshire, and was a great success with over 100 karate students attending from all over the country and as far away as Belgium. Tamae Shotokan Karate Club based in Grimsby, Rasen, Lincoln and Gainsborough had 26 members training on the course.

Gradings were held on the Saturday afternoon and two of the younger members, Chloe Allen (14) from Louth and Luke Bothamley (14) from North Willingham, passed their cadet (under 16yrs) black belts examinations in front of two 6th Dans and a 7th Dan grade pannel.

l CAISTOR based karate and fitness instructor Roger Hooton, has just returned from a month long yoga teacher training course in Goa, India.

The course was based on Roger’s favourite style of yoga – the Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga system. Read more…

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Breathing in Energy

by admin on August 26, 2008
August 26, 2008
by Swahilya

EVERY part of the body, so insignificant when seen collectively, but gets all the importance when taken one by one.

This time it is the sense organ of smell the nose and all that it connects with directly lungs, throat, esophagus, ears, eyes and the brain. Did you powder your nose? is what one may ask when they want to know if you are dressed up and ready.

This tiny projection from the face with two hidden tunnels ushering in air that contains Prana Shakti, is the most important part of the body. It serves us non-stop from birth until the last breath! Physical care of the nasal passages, problems with the sinus, throat and lungs is an important part that takes us to an ENT specialist whenever things get wrong.

Pranayama is that part of Ashtanga Yoga which is fully dependent on our capacity to draw in the air, fill up the lungs (which have the capacity to stretch a whole tennis ground!), retain the breath within and expel it out. Read more…


Free Ashtanga Yoga Classes in NYC

by admin on August 23, 2008

FREE Ashtanga Classes Aug 28-31

Classes will be taught by student teachers and are on a first come, first served basis, no pre-registration.
Teacher/Host: Ashtanga Yoga Sangha
Phone: 212.529.9434

Beginners (30 min)

Thurs Aug 28: 12:15pm & 1pm
The Shala, 815 Broadway, 2nd fl (btwn 11-12th St.)

Fri Aug 29: 2:45pm & 3:30pm
at Yoga to the People, 12 St Marks Pl #4F, @ 3rd Ave

All Levels (75-90 min depending on student level)

Thurs Aug 28: 10:30am
Fri Aug 29: 9am, 10:30am, & 6:15pm
Sun Aug 31: 9am
at The Shala, 815 Broadway, 2nd fl, (btwn 11-12th Street)

Fri Aug 29: 12:30pm & 4:15pm
Sun Aug 31: 11:30am
at Yoga to the People, 12 St Marks Pl #4F, @ 3rd Ave


Sept 12 – 14, 2008 Tim Miller in Chicago, IL

by admin on August 22, 2008


Yoga India – Bharath Shetty Teaches in Gokulam

by admin on August 20, 2008

Yoga India

#144/B, 7th Main, Gokulam 3rd Stage
Mysore 570002, Karnataka-India
Mobile: +91 98860 90291
Phone: +91 821 2416779
Price Range (Rs.): 5,000 – 7,500/month; 1,500 – 2,500/week; 250/drop-in

Yoga India is run by Bharath Shetty who has studied with BKS Iyengar in Pune and is certified by the Indian Yoga Institute, Vivekananda Kendra and International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center. He teaches three main courses: Foundation, Advanced and Teacher Training. The Teacher Training course lasts 6 weeks and is recognized by the Yoga Alliance. An Iyengar-style practice class in the morning from 7:30 to 9:00am and a technical class in the evening from 4:00 to 5:30pm. For beginners, classes are at 10:30am to 12pm and 5:30 to 7:00pm respectively.