~ YM News ~ Darren is going where the Bengal Tiger lives…
We are always studying our art (either formally or privately). Sometimes we attend the formal trainings for, as much as anything else, catching up with old friends/peers, as well as reminding ourselves of the fundamentals and trying to relive the joy of those initial years of discovering this ‘something wonderful’. We veer between LOVING what we do and being absolutely potty about it 🙂 ! There is so much to learn and so little time.
Much as we love to explore all the lineages of Yoga we also like to keep in touch with our roots. The Bikram 26/2 has a very distinct lineage and we will continue to give particular attention to it and refine our teaching skills to better aid the practitioners who choose YM and the simple but very effective ‘Bikram method’ for their own physical therapy and/or wellness needs. Hey! If it is not broken why fix it! We remain true to this method.
We are excited to tell you that, in the middle of February, Darren is hopping on a learning curve to attend intensive training in the traditional Indian Yoga school ‘GHOSH YOGA COLLEGE’. This is the college that Bikram Choudhury (one of our Yoga teachers) attended himself from a very young age until he left India. Other well know attendees at that college were Buddha Bose, Biswanath Ghosh, Tony Sanchez (the model 🙂 in big classic 84 picture on the wall in our studio). The college was founded in Kolkata in 1923 by Bishnu Ghosh (brother of Paramahansa Yogananda). Bishnu was Bikram’s guru and Bishnu’s granddaughter, Muktamala Mitra, has taken the reigns and runs the college now. The college states that “Bishnu Ghosh was the first person to bring the ancient science of Hathayoga from the great sages and holy men particularly his elder brother Paramahansa Yogananda (author of Autobiography of a Yogi), to the common people so they too could enjoy the benefits of Hathayoga.”
Darren will be studying other postures in the Ghosh lineage and learning the therapeutic applications. Whilst the training is intensive Darren is hopeful, if he has time, to make time to visit Paramahansa Yogananda and Bishnu Ghosh’s childhood home, Dakshineswar Kali Temple and the Vivekananda Museum! WHHHhhhhaaaaat!!! Lucky duck!!! Darren will be gone for nearly a month. Trisha will keep you updated.
There will not be any disruption for YM practitioners because of all these high jinks. ALL classes on schedule run as usual.
Om Om Om My Ghosh!