GRATITUDE

Every time I visit KPJAYI (the Sri K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India) I leave inspired by our noble master R.Sharath Jois, with even greater conviction and clarity that Ashtanga Yoga is the best medicine for all our physical and mental afflictions. This practice is truly transformative and magical if taught in its pure unadulterated form, exactly as prescribed. It cannot be learned from books or DVDs or from those with ego who alter it. As a KPJAYI Authorized teacher, I strive to make regular trips to India, to practice daily with my immensely insightful and humble teacher in Los Angeles, Noah Williams, and to teach exactly as has been taught to me.

I first discovered Ashtanga Yoga in London, England around 1998 and within a few years, an inner quest for higher truth moved me to leave everything behind to journey to India. I spent several years studying and teaching yoga in Nepal, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Taiwan. As such, I have had the privilege to study with numerous esteemed teachers to whom I am extremely grateful. Particular mention to James Buktevich, Dominic Corigliani, Russell Case & Sharon Moon. I owe a great deal to Clive Sheridan (not of the Ashtanga tradition), a huge inspiration & loving guide who was the one who first drew me to India and alit my thirst for liberation

I offer my deepest pranams to R.Sharath and to this paramparā that he with so much kind wisdom and grace dedicates his life to maintain:
I am humbled to have received his blessing to teach.

“Discipline, self-study and surrender to the Divine (and to one’s teacher) are the acts of yoga”
तपः स्वाध्यायेश्वरप्रणिधानानि क्रियायोगः ॥१॥
tapaḥ svādhyāy-eśvarapraṇidhānāni kriyā-yogaḥ ||1||
Patanjali Yoga Sutra 2.1
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