Monday, July 9, 2007
HAVELOCK NORTH COMMUNITY CENTRE
FRIDAY NIGHT 6.30pm – 8.30pm
SATURDAY 8.00am - 10.00am
SATURDAY 12.30pm - 2.30pm
SUNDAY 7.00am - 9.00am
SUNDAY 12.30pm - 2.30pm
Half deposit on registration
Brian 068443651 0210612594
Margaret 068445417 0212346543
John Scott is a world-renowned practitioner of Ashtanga Yoga and presents both National and International Workshops
John was certified to teach by Shri K Pattabhi Jois in 1996, having studied with him in Mysore, India, since 1989. His depth of knowledge and enthusiasm for sharing his experience is readily apparent in his classes.
Lucy Scott has studied with Shri K. Pattabhi Jois since the early 1990's, and has Guruji's blessing. Lucy assists John, and their combined skills create a dynamic balance of strength and grace. This complements their teaching gifts, knowledge, and enthusiasm for passing on the method of this ancient form of yoga.
John taught until recently at The Ashtanga Retreat Centre in Cornwell, England.
He has now established a centre at Nelson.
Saturday, May 12, 2007
World renowned Ashtanga yoga teacher, John Scott, will conduct a workshop in Hawkes Bay in August. There will be five sessions titled "Yoga For Life."
The sessions will be conducted on Friday evening, 24th, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th.
The cost of the workshop will be $220.
More details will be posted as the programme and venue are confirmed.
Saturday, April 7, 2007
Any Student of yoga will get great benefit from this.
Cost $225 if paid before the 28th April, $275 after.
Contact Doris Blum: 06 874 60 39 021 1460199
It is a tribute to Peter's teaching that he has developed such a loyal following.
Participating in the workshop is inspiring, as the energy developed by the group gives impetus to one's own practice.
The social activities also are another attraction with the after session get to togethers, Indian meals and pot luck dinners.
All in all a great time.
Thursday, March 15, 2007
There is a short video (with subtitles) of Sri Patthabi Jois speaking on yoga. In this he gives some insights into yoga. He talks of yoga as being an internal exercise which leads to internal cleansing. He emphasises the need to practice asana regularly, 95% practice and 5% theory. Breathing techniques are mentioned. In particular the need to keep the time of the inhalation and exhalation the same length.
This a good opportunity to see the guru speak and hear those words of wisdom direct from the mouth.
The other displays some aesthetic video clips in the outdoors of various sequences from the Ashtanga series. Worth a look.
Thursday, March 8, 2007
That leaves 180 aphorisms that talk about the rest of the practice of yoga.
References are made to yoga being taught one on one with the yoga master teaching the student.
When I see yoga classes in many Western studios I see crowded classes of twenty or more. The classes tend to be led classes of asana practice.
How does this fit with the sutras?
The Sutras and Sri Patthabi Jois both say that the physical practice is necessary for the practice of yoga. ("Do your practice and all is coming").
But the sutras also mention that yoga begins with the first limb, being the yamas. Specifically to take care of others and practice service.
How many of us do this?
How many classes are just gymnastic classes that make the student feel good?
Thursday Hastings. All at 5:30 PM.
Saturday self practice in Napier From 7:30AM
Brian 068420510, 0210612594
Shelley and Keri's Class:
Monday at 5PM,
Shelley 8778419, Keri 8750512
Linda 06 877 4684
Ashtanga yoga in Hawkes Bay received another boost with a workshop conducted by Peter. We had great numbers on every day with a good combination of locals and out of towners. Participants came from as far away as Tauranga, Wellington and Gisborne. This attendance testifies to the popularity of Peter and the quality of his workshops.
Thanks to Body Fusion for providing a great venue for this workshop.
Friday, March 2, 2007
Classes are suitable for beginners and students may do one or more sessions.
Friday 1600 - 1800
Saturday 1000 -1200
Sunday 0900 - 1100
Monday 0900 - 1100
Cost is $20 per class or $80 for the entire workshop
Contact Gill 06 8672973
I hope I will see you there!
Thursday, March 1, 2007
We gathered for our Hawkes Bay Teacher's meeting last Friday. When I say "we" there was a whole three of us. There are are 17 teachers who are interested in meeting and all were busy except for us three. Kirsten had to rush off so that left Jenny and myself. Now Jenny had turned up because she was going to share some research on the Om Symbol. This was great because it meant I was the benificiary of what she had put together. And very interesting it was too.Each part of the symbol has a meaning. It can be used as a metaphor for the yoga process going from a dream state to transcendence.
The symbol/sound stands for supreme truth, representing creation. It is the primal sound; the cosmic vibration of the universe.In chanting "om" we quieten the senses, improve focus and connect the consciousness to higher truth .
Jenny had a lot more information but, as they say, you had to be there.
Saturday, February 17, 2007
to Body Fusion for opening up their studio at 231 Warwick Rd for free self practice on the weekends of 17th and 18th Feb. and 24th and 25 th of Feb. This is a St. Valentines gift to Body Fusion students. Hope you make the most of it. The self practice is available 7-9 AM on each day.
He has just finished in Auckland. Forthcoming dates are:
Tauranga 21st - 25th February contact Paul and Carla 027 2777620
Hawkes Bay 28th Feb - 4th March contact Shelley 06 877 8419
Wellington 5th - 10th March contact Mike and Victoria 04 565 4061
Takaka 11th - 15th March contact Reto and Vera 03 5258663
Peter is a certified Ashtanga teacher who conducts workshops in New Zealand and internationally for six months of the year. He then spends six months in Mysore.
His workshops are conducted in a professional and authentic manner.
Everyone gets a lot from the workshops as well as enjoying them immensely.
Friday, February 16, 2007
Saraswathi Rangaswamy, daughter of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Rangaswamy’s mother, launched her own website this month, Saraswathi Ashtanga.
This website has been reviewed by Ashtangayoga blog who comment:
She has many insights into Ashtanga, women and family responsibility from a feminine point of view. Each page of Saraswathi’s site is well-worth reading. Her site is infused with the gentle wisdom, kindness and humor of the Jois family.
The main subjects are:
- Saraswathi - describing her life with yoga intertwined throughout. She has been teaching since 1971 and in 1986 was criticized for teaching women and men together.
- Insights - wisdom from Saraswathi, like “Everybody speaks about the greatness of my father. Yes now he is great, but does anybody know what sufferings he went through in order to come to where he’s at today?”
- Feminine Perspective - wisdom specifically related to women’s traditional responsibilities, like:
Men are stronger than women physically, but women are more talented yogis.
The site also lists Saraswathi’s teaching schedule and contact information. It specifically states that Saraswathi welcomes beginning Ashtanga students. She teaches her own class every day after assisting her father, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. She has an ever increasing dedicated following.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
With Peter Sanson
When: Wednesday, Feb 28th – Sunday Mar 4th 2007
Sat and Sun 3rd & 4th
10am & 9am
a main road to Napier)
Registration: Ring Shelley on 06 877 5777
Cost: 5 days for $100, Fri through Sunday $60, just the led class on Friday $25
Attend any number of classes
Peter's workshops are always a great place to practice in a supportive atmosphere. Join us at the Body fusion rooms with an experienced practitioner and teacher.