Apr 12th 2014 - Apr 25th 2014
Joey came to yoga after a mis-spent youth pursuing the circus, martial arts and physical theatre. At Goldsmiths University of London he directed the Yoga Society for 3 years, took up Aikido and sat regularly with the FWBO (Friends of the Western Buddhist Order). After completing his degree in Drama he became an assistant to Hamish Hendry at Astanga Yoga London – during this time he studied annually with his Guru the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore and in 2004 was Authorised to teach the Primary Series.
From 2005-8 he taught the daily Mysore program at Triyoga, Primrose Hill, London.
In 2006 Joey began practicing Iyengar Yoga with Alaric Newcomb – the attention to alignment, precision and subtle detail has greatly influenced his practice, teaching and perception and he regularly gets scolded now in Mysore by Sharat Jois for doing standings too wide!
In 2009 Joey moved to Leeds where he set up and continues to run Yorkshire’s first 5 day a week Mysore program: Ashtanga Yoga Leeds.
On a recent visit to Mysore Joey assisted daily for a month and was given Authorisation level 2; (blessing to teach the intermediate series) by Sharat Jois of KPJAYI. Joey’s practice includes the primary, intermediate and advanced A asana series and in his teaching it is his intention to bring clarity and emphasis to sound alignment within the ashtanga system, thereby demonstrating the unity among different schools of yoga.
“The Divine in not something high above us. It is in heaven, it is in earth, it is inside us.” Morihei Ueshiba: ‘The Art of Peace.’
Every morning will begin with sitting meditation and setting an intention before the Mysore Style class format begins. (6.30am start.)
Any beginners to Ashtanga Yoga are welcome to join us for the week and for the first three mornings (Sun, Mon, Tues.) a separate class will introduce the basic principles of practice – by mid week any beginners will be well equipped to join in with the Mysore class.
(This class will follow on after the Mysore practice. Approx start time 9am).
Friday morning will be a counted primary series class