July 6, 2011
April 16, 2013
Our studio is very much ‘liked’, (and not just in the FB way!) certainly by all the out-of-town visitors who came to Peter Sanson’s workshop in February and also by Peter. It looks like we will see Peter come to Sun Salute every February, which is just fantastic.
Peter has always come regularly to Hamilton over the years, encouraged by his friend and student Peter McNaughton (yes, our Peter) but for a year or two there was a lull…..but it seems we’re back on track. We have the space to accommodate the numbers – 45 people a morning churning through their practice, some waiting on the sidelines some lucky enough to have a 1/2 square meter to themselves in which to breathe, sweat and bend and bow low to the ground.
Peter attracts many dedicated (serious) practitioners from far and wide where ever he is. It’s a great opportunity to experience this and be amongst them. And he has spent many many years learning the original way of this practice under the watchful eye of our late Guruji; Sri K Patabois Jois. As students of this practice it is provident of us to endeavour to study with Peter whenever we can.
Peter generally gives a talk at his workshops and very often the following theme comes up: to practice a little, very regularly. Perhaps 5 or 6 days a week lay out your mat and stand with attention at Samastihihi and resolve to move steadily and mindfully through one Sun Salute A…..and from there, if possible, another one….and then if your energy allows, another one. And from there let the practice unfold, listening to your breath and keeping a steady gaze…..As Peter says, In this way, we practice.
Ashtanga yoga is a practice of mindfulness, of being present with what is arising (as all yoga practice is). It just happens to be a very gritty and physically challenging pursuit! But a little at a time!! So, in this way, we practice.
The studio is always here for you, steady, quiet, clean in which to work either in a class or a self-practice session (or even upon arrangement, at another time suited to you). We will welcome you warmly with a little encouragement here and there….and as Guruji would say (pre Nike days of course) ‘You do!”
April 1, 2013
Kids classes will start with the new term. Our super hot summer has gone now, so we can get down to the business of kids yoga….
We love teaching the little people, the young philosophers and whimsical creatives. Kids from ages 4 – 7 years old are welcome to class on Tuesdays at 3:40 – 4:15 $5 per class. Parents welcome.
And this term a new class for kids aged 11 – 13 years old begins. On Mondays at 3:40 – 4:50 Ashtanga yoga. It is a serious pursuit, so we’ll make sure we have some fun with it. Kids, expect to get strong though, really strong, to work hard and to learn a very cool and ancient Indian art. $8 per class.
Both classes start the week of May 6 2013 and will run for the school term, break for the holidays and then start up again.
Mats and blankets are provided. There is fresh drinking water and snacks at the studio. Older kids coming straight from school, fuel up just a little (but not too much) before class starts.
Our apologies for no apparent class for the 7 – 11 year olds. Please express your interest, or rally a group and we’ll look at getting one started.
March 28, 2013
Please note there will be no classes at all over Easter break, Friday to Monday. See you on….Tuesday.
Have a lovely weekend everyone.
March 4, 2013
Due to the busyness of first term and the heat of this summer – it has been decided that we’ll start all kids classes in the 2nd term.
Please stay tuned young yogis!
February 26, 2013
The next Beginners Course starts Thursday 6 June 2013.