Have you heard of Judith Hanson Lasater? She is:
- an American Yoga teacher who has taught yoga since 1971 (the year I was born)
- an early student of BKS Iyengar and is founder of the Iyengar Yoga Institute in San Francisco
- a widely published author of articles and books
- a physical therapist and holds a doctorate in East-West psychology
- President of The California Yoga Teachers Association which she cofounded in 1974
- founder of ‘Yoga Journal’ magazine and continues to serve on its advisory board
- a Yogini travelling the world teaching
Judith is leading an ‘intensive’ next week in London. I err on the side it never hurts to go over the fundamentals AND SO I HAVE SIGNED MYSELF UP! I will be off my rocker. Sorry. Off the Rock 🙂 29th March to 4th April. The course will be experiential which is always better way to learn (don’t like sitting around tooooo long 🙂 ) but the best thing will be just to be to LISTEN and LEARN FROM the wisdom and insights of a highly respected Yoga master who holds the beautiful belief that:
“THE PRACTICE OF YOGA IS FUNDAMENTALLY AN ACT OF KINDNESS TOWARD ONESELF”.
To ensure YOU will be able to effect acts of kindness towards yourselves AS USUAL or AT RANDOM if you wish 🙂 , class SCHEDULE at YM will remain as NORMAL. Darren is stepping up to take the helm and cover my classes; please keep him company at the studio.
THANK YOU in advance kind, organised, efficient, hydrated 😉 Yogis!
Of course, signing up for a course with someone like Judith is an act of kindness towards myself 🙂 and I plan to indulge myself further by trying to get a few extra Bikram classes in whilst I am there.
The making of shapes is not Yoga, it is just a means to that end which is Yoga. Ultimately on a day to day basis “success in Yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our lives and our relationships”. However, the process of making the shapes is part of the practice. If I am committed to my own growth and to the end which is Yoga, then a trip like this is essential to evolve practice and teaching. I am curious as to whether it will validate or challenge what I think I know already. I expect both and am open to whichever. I understand there is fun to be had too but of course there will be learning!
Om Om Om What We Learn Becomes Part of Who We Are