Mysore Yoga Cape Town is fortunate to have Sharline Rofail, an experienced local and international Ashtanga Mysore teacher starting on the 2nd of Feb. She is a dedicated yoga practitioner who captures both timeless grace and focused mindfulness. She teaches in the living tradition of Ashtanga Yoga as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Sharline Rofail comes from Johannesburg and has been living and studying in Copenhagen since 2010. In the very beginning when yoga was just a mysterious buzzword in her ears, she attended many weird and wonderful yoga classes and had firmly decided that yoga and the slippery yoga mat was simply not [……..]
The Ashtanga Mysore community is very excited about the return visit of Michael Hamilton, a renowned Ashtanga teacher authorized by Sri K. Pattachi Jois of Mysore, India. Michael left South Africa to initially pursue studies in art. In his travels he discovered the wisdom practices which led him to conduct studies in yoga under the guidance of many prominent teachers in the Krishnamacharya lineages. Meditation practice forms the foundation of his teachings on Buddhism and yoga and it’s integration into our daily lives. With an eye for detail and alignment he conducts workshops throughout the world emphasizing the internal practice of yoga through mindfulness. During [……..]
Categories: New to Mysore
The more you work inwards by paying attention to breath control throughout the practice, the more you build up stamina to carry on if needed, and if the practitioner is ready. Many people, and I include myself, are attracted at first to the physical challenge and benefit. The problem is the misconception of thinking that we have to achieve a complete series in order to have a full practice, without paying attention to the vinyasas, not to mention the drishtis. Patience is required from the practitioner as much as from the teacher to lead slowly, slowly in the safest way towards developing a full self-practice, like Surya Namaskara can be.
As students at AIR may know, Neal & Vanessa were in Mysore, India over Jan & Feb studying at the Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI). Pattabhi Jois, who is considered the father of the Mysore Ashtanga method, passed away some years ago, of course. But today the institute is run by his grandson, Sharath Jois. Each year, thousands of Ashtanga practitioners stream to the city of Mysore to deepen their practice alongside well-known practioners. Many of these students are of course teachers themselves. Mysore is known as the birthplace of Ashtanga, and continues to be the source – the spring of inspiration and learning for Ashtanga [……..]