Hello there Brighton ashtangis.
I just thought I’d stop by and say hello as I’m in Mysore at the moment, but will be returning at the end of November and moving myself down to Lovely Brighton. I’m looking forward to dipping my paddle into the ashtanga scene when I’m there.

I’ve put a few pics on the flickrĀ  page taken during a trip last summer, and am currently writing a piece on yoga in mysore for my teacher in London (James Bradford which i might run past you guys when I’m finished to see what you think.I’ve spent 9 out of the last 15 months out here, so I’ve got a fairly good feel for the place.
Most of my practice is with Ajay Kumar at Sthalam8 (who is an absolute legend), but have spent some time at the AYRI, and also tried Venkatesh.
In August I’m starting the teacher training with Bharath Shetty at Yoga India which is going to be intense and a real challenge. It’s a hatha course and I’ve never done anything but ashtanga, so I know my brain is going to struggle with all those extra breaths! Still, I’m looking forward to the challenge (maybe less so the group kriyas), and I know it’ll do me good to simply focus on the asana for a while, without all the flashy ashtangi stuff :o)

It’s ‘vinyasa’ class tomorrow (be afraid) so I’m off to get some rest.
Hope you’re all enjoying your practice and talk to you again soon.



One Response to Introductions

  1. gstar
    gstar 9th July 2008 at 5:10 pm #

    Welcome John-Mark,

    Your post made interesting reading and I bet you’ll have some tales to tell from your travels too.
    Good luck on your journey and the teacher training.

    I look forward to meeting you when you get to Brighton.



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