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.

Peter Sanson's Summer timetable

Peter is on his summer circuit again.
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.

Guruji's Florida Shala


Pattabhi Jois is opening a new shala in Islamorada, Florida. There is great interest in the Grand Opening at the end of March. The first week of practice is sold out.

There is a Registration form on the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute website which indicates practice times and availability:

Sunday March 25 - Thursday March 29
7am full primary - SOLD OUT
9am full primary - SOLD OUT

March 25th, 26th, 27th & 29th drop-in days also SOLD OUT.
Drop-in days still available: 28th

Sunday April 1 - Friday April 6
(Monday April 2nd no classes)
7am full primary AVAILABLE
9am full primary AVAILABLE

Extra information is available at:


Thursday, February 15, 2007


Hastings Summer Ashtanga Yoga Workshop

With Peter Sanson

When: Wednesday, Feb 28th Sunday Mar 4th 2007

Workshop Dates

Practice days



Wednesday 28th



Thursday 1st



Friday 2nd



Friday 2nd



Sat and Sun 3rd & 4th

10am & 9am



Body Fusion,231Warwick St,

Hastings (off Karamu Road,

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.