Ashtanga and General Hatha Yoga

Kia Ora 2014

Hi everyone and welcome back. I hope 2014 provides some new hope and trust in the direction life takes you in, it’s many twists, turns and surprises. It’s nice to lay down some hopes and dreams at this time, some ‘new years resolutions’. I wonder what yours are…

If they are to attend regular yoga classes, well you’re on the right road.  You can check out the TIMETABLE page for how/when classes start back.

If you are new to the studio and/or new to yoga – a warm welcome. Please have a good read of the website and send an email with any questions.

So, in the spirit of encouraging you to your yoga practice and warmly welcoming you back I’d like to repeat a part of a post I wrote last year after Peter Sanson attended our studio in February. We are lucky enough to have Peter come again this February: Friday 28th – Sunday 2nd March. Let’s get on the mat!


…Peter Sanson 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!”

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