BIG GUNS COMING TO TOWN
Make that Ashtanga Biggies.
Next weekend it's Tim Miller at YogaView. He was the first American certified by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois to teach ashtanga vinyasa yoga.
Among his offerings: Intro to Second Series; The Mysterious and Elusive Bandhas; plus an Adjustment Clinic. Highly recommended (as long as you still attend the Maha Sadhana I'm leading next Saturday from 2-5 at Pipal Tree).
Tim has been doing this for eons, and knows how to deal with every manner of injury and body type (which he will explore in the adjustment clinic). Plus he will explain the bandhas! It's June 4-6. Read my 2001 article about Tim here. More info on the workshop here.
Manju Pattabhi Jois comes to Chicago Yoga Center the following week, for a weekend intensive plus a teacher training and a daily self-practice. Manju has also been teaching in the US since he first came to Encinitas with his father (the Guru, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois) back in 1975.
His weekend workshop usually goes beyond just primary series and well into intermediate. It also includes pranayama (breathing exercises) and Vedic chanting, which balances a practice that is so heavy on asana. Also - the self-practice classes tend to be tiny! The weekend workshop is June 11-13 and the self-practice classes are June 12-17. Greg Tebb will assist. Read my stories about Manju here and here. More on the workshop here.
In the video, Tim is the one nearest SKPJ in the first part, and nearest the camera in the middle.