Traditionally the preserve of men in the Brahmin caste, Krishnamacharya opened up Vedic chanting to all in the twentieth century. TSYP yoga teacher and teacher trainer, Karen Adamson introduces some of the main aspects of this valuable practice in the Krishnamacharya lineage.
Helena del Pino trained in the tradition of Krishnamacharya and teaches yoga in Peterborough under the name of Healing Yoga, dedicated to health, healing and personal development through yoga. Helena offers some thoughts as we enter a new year.
Hi Everyone, It is hard to believe that another year has passed. 2018 was busy and fruitful year for TSYP, with three teacher training courses running currently and another due to start in November next year, and the extremely successful and important Vedic Chant teacher training course, not forgetting the crucial work of all those involved the TSYP Foundation Courses.
‘All we are doing in yoga is increasing positive samskara to overcome negative samaskara.’ This was the opening statement of the weekend and just one of the many golden nuggets our teacher Nrithya Jagannathan from the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (KYM) in Chennai shared with us at the TSYP Annual Gathering in November. Tara Brennan is currently doing the TSYP Teacher Training course in Scotland and gives her account of the weekend.
A translation of the Sarva śāntā from the Taittirīya Aranyaka by TSYP member Michael Hutchinson.
Kaivalya and Yoga Sutra chapter 4 were the subject of the KYM annual retreat at the Swami Dyananda Ashram in Rishikesh from 26th June to 7th July 2018. Wendy Haring describes her experience there. For the past four years I had wishfully looked at the details for the retreat in Rishikesh on the KYM website, and each year there was something that got in the way. Finally, nothing prevented me from going this year, and off I went with no expectations. What a treat, everything was so special, and different to the many times I had been to southern India.
TSYP member Liz Knott is currently taking the TSYP Vedic Chant Teacher Training course with Radha Sundarajan and Helen Macpherson. Liz has been chanting for about twenty years and talks about her journey.
Early summer 2018 Gill Lloyd attended a gathering of 16 fellow students of TKV Desikachar in France. They came together to celebrate Sir’s life and teaching through meditation, chanting and open discussion, and to talk about how his work can be transmitted to new and future generations.
This year’s WYF at Beale Park beside the Thames, again took place under largely sunny skies and hosted the same wide range of Yoga approaches and related activities.