The journey of yoga is never complete and along with self study I continue to explore the practice and train with new teachers every year.
Kino McGregor – NYC
I had signed up for Kino’s Ashtanga workshop at Pure NYC as soon as it was announced but then I got tendinitis in both my knees! I was determined not to miss all of the weekend so after building up my strength I asked her if I could do the workshop using a chair. Props are not used in Ashtanga yoga but in doing so I was able to experience Kino’s teaching methods and practices and join in the class. Yoga is not always about making the poses the others are making, it is often about learning from scripture or an experienced teacher though words and demonstrations and learning to adapt a practice that is beneficial to you.
Kerri Verna (@beachyogagirl) – London
I have been working on the ever elusive handstand for some time now. Due to an old shoulder injury this has been one of my slowest progressions yet one of the most satisfying. I took a three day workshop with Kerri Verna at Indaba Yoga studios in London to learn her tips and exercises for how to build up to the perfect headstand. Tuck jumps and wall walks became a staple in my yoga practice after this.
Marie Andrée Morin – Sutton, Quebec
I spent a week immersed in the teachings of the great Marie Andrée Morin, a senior Iyengar Yoga instructor, certified by BKS Iyengar. Practicing pranayma and asana 5 hours/day and eating nutritious vegetarian meals for 7 days was a dream come true. We worked on a ‘simple’ sequence of standing poses, backbends and inversions, that was built up every day. Learning all the intricacies of each pose, discovering muscles and movements usually left unattended and slowly building on each pose like a blossoming flower opened by practice and refreshed by mind.