Ashtanga yoga is one of the oldest forms of yoga. It was first recorded in ancient Indian manuscripts, but brought to life by K. Pattabhi Jois in 1948. After leading the yoga philosophy department at the Sanskrit College of Mysore from 1937-1973, Jois established the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in Mysore, India which became training […]
This video is not an exercise video. It is intended for educational, artistic, and spiritual purposes. It is a demonstration of an advanced practice taught by Ashtanga master Pattabhi Jois to six experienced students. If you decide to practice or train with it, proceed at your own risk. This video was filmed in Los Angeles, CA and published in 1993 by Yoga Work Productions. Their hope is to inspire its viewers and, if you want to enjoy the benefits of Ashtanga yoga, do so under the supervision of a certified instructor.
Master Instructor: Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
Students: Chuck Miller, Maty Ezraty, Eddie Stern, Tim Miller, Richard Freeman, Karen Haberman.
Outside of their individual studios, these teachers can be sought at the San Diego Ashtanga center: http://ashtangayogaconfluence.com
“Yoga is 99 percent practice, one percent theory.” —Sri K. Pattabhi Jois The month of July celebrates the father of Ashtanga Yoga, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois’ birthday. All of us from Inner Path would like to honor his teachings, which were instrumental in bringing yoga to the West in 1975. Jois developed a set of 240 […]
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