‘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.
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.
With great sadness we pass on the news that our late teacher’s brother, Sri T K Sribhasyam, passed from this life at the weekend.
Michael Hutchinson reflects on his experience at the 2nd World Yoga Festival, 2017. In the first weekend of July the sun shone on the 2nd World Yoga Festival at Beale Park, on the banks of the Thames in Berkshire.Andy, Helen and I arrived in the early coolness of the Friday morning to sit once again at the feet of Sri S. Sridharan, our living link to the teaching of Sri T. Krishnamacharya and Sri TKV Desikachar. Appropriately, the Festival theme this year was of homage to our teachers.
Gill Lloyd, the UK’s remaining direct student of Sri Desikachar during his final years and formerly Chair of both Viniyoga Britain and KHYF-UK, was awarded honorary life membership of TSYP at our 2016 AGM.