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Studio 2: the miracle of manual labour & lime

A Light Emerges at the door of the studio 7 Months in ….bricks, soil, soot, sand, dust, concrete, oak, oil, glass, lime cement, lead, accoya, cedar, steel, nails, galvanised hopper, lime, lime putty, lime wash, limestone, and a beautiful space … Continue reading

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A gap between the buildings | Iyengar Yoga Blog

On January 7th the works began: …. derelict garage, now wood workshop to become yoga, wellbeing and art studio! Designed by Geoffrey and I with architect Julian Marsh, and Mike Askey Built by Paul Fitzpatrick, Geoffrey Fielding, Nige Clark, Derek … Continue reading

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Yoga and Sustainability | Pranayama and Yoga

Yoga and Sustainability Essentially yoga teaches us to stop thinking in towards ourselves, and start going outwards. And there it is, as we breathe, something comes in and something goes out. In Iyengar yoga, we learn to open our chest … Continue reading

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UN International Yoga Day Celebrations | International Yoga Day

Iyengar Yoga UK Summer Solstice Convention and International Yoga Day 300 Iyengar Yoga Practitioners gather here in the beautiful South West this weekend for the summer solstice Iyengar Yoga Annual Convention taught by Birjoo Mehta. Geoffrey took this photograph and … Continue reading

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16th Jan: An Indian Train Journey

16th Jan Departures By Train Our last meal in the hectic town of Kottayam – Typical and totally delicious. Ask for ‘Meals’ and go between 12 and 2pm. We’re off for our first experience of Indian trains moving to the … Continue reading

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5th Jan: Kerala Backwaters

Geoffrey resting by the Backwaters “Brahmin Kites hover and circle above us, and a cluster of coconuts in various stages of readiness hang precariously above our heads. there is a warm wind in our hair and across our faces, the … Continue reading

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Day 32: Pune Departures | RIMIYI Yoga Institute

Our Last day and Goodbye to The Institute Today we completed our time with Prashant’s usual morning class. I must write some more about that: We experienced the boundless possibility of the breath and learnt that if ‘prana’ is the … Continue reading

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Day 30 Pune, India: Silent AUM

27th December 2014 You’ll remember that Prashant said the cook was the closest to the path of YOG. Today we were really lucky to go to Talya’s house and learn how to cook. Talya is an ayurvedic cook who lives … Continue reading

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Day 28 Pune: It’s Christmas Day

25th December 2014 Ganesh is the elephant, and is revered as the remover of obstacles. I like that, as there are so many particularly at Christmas I think. Ganesh is the god of beginnings, and is honored at the start … Continue reading

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Day 27: Christmas Eve and Shopping on Laxmi Rd

It’s Christmas Eve, and this is a photograph Geoffrey took of the shrine right at the top of The Iyengar Memorial Institute. Many narrow metal steps up, to a platform that used to be the highest spot in the area, … Continue reading

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Day 26 Pune: preparations for christmas?

23rd December 2014 After our usual morning class, and then practice, we’re spending an afternoon at our flat filtering water. No preparations for Christmas other than that! But today’s work in class was on a different kind of preparation, in … Continue reading

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Day 25 in India: Breath Aware

It’s Monday 22nd Dec and the start of our penultimate week here in Pune, studying at the Ramamami Iyengar Yoga Institute. Setting up our equipment for class in the yoga hall Today’s class 7 – 9am, and Saturday’s class 7 … Continue reading

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Day 10 India: Geeta’s Birthday

Transformation is starting to take place – it’s now Day 7 of Geetaji’s convention Trying to open my chest in Adho Mukha Svanasana before we start the day. These last 7 days, Geetaji has offered us quite the most marvelous … Continue reading

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Day 18: Our First Classes with Prashant Iyengar

16th December 2014 “We are always looking outward, listening to our teachers who come with their own problems and limitations and we ignore the most supreme teacher within ourselves. The only way to evolve, to progress, to truly practice, is … Continue reading

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