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Course Details:

Oct 27th 2018 - Nov 9th 2018

Joey Miles
Joey Miles

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.

Rachel Woolhouse
Rachel Woolhouse

Rachel had the good fortune to stumble across Ashtanga yoga in 2009, whilst studying French and Philosophy at the University of Nottingham. She has since travelled to Mysore, India, on four occasions, to study with Sharath Jois at the KPJAYI and trained to teach with senior teachers at TriYoga London. Rachel has been assisting Joey Miles since 2013 and now teaches her own classes in Yorkshire.  

Course Description:

We will be begin each morning with (optional, but recommended) sitting meditation followed by a Mysore-Style class. Any beginners to Ashtanga Yoga are welcome to join the first week of this course and will be taught a separate beginners class for the first three mornings to introduce the basic principles of practice and start to get familiar with the sequence.

By mid-week any beginners will be well equipped to join in with the Mysore class. On Friday mornings there will be a counted Primary series class, where all students are guided through practice at the same pace and rhythm.

Afternoon workshop content will vary but will be predominantly dynamic practice with a focus on understanding safe, effective alignment and the connections between asana. Other afternoons will involve chanting, pranayama, restorative yoga and journalling/contemplation. The afternoon workshops will deepen your understanding of asana and renew your inspiration for practice.

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