Yoga classes we offer as are follows:
Monday to Friday
7.30-9.30am Mysore ashtanga / 4-5.30pm Hatha flow
9-10.30am Led primary ashtanga / 4-5.30pm Yin yoga
9-10.30am Vinyasa flow/ 4-5.30pm Yin yoga
Teaching Mysore Ashtanga, Philosophy, Chanting, Pranayama and Meditation
Born in NZ many moons ago!(1955)
Bill was authorized to teach in 2000 by Sri K Pattabhi Jois. Level 2
R Sharath Jois is now his teacher since Guruji passed away and he continues to study with him in Mysore every year for at least a couple of months. Bill also had the enormous privilege of assisting Sharath in Mysore.
Sharath is the director of the KPJAYI and is part of the lineage of teachers who have kept this practice alive over the years. This lineage is called parampara in sankskrit and Bill feels it's an honor to be part of it. With this in mind, Bills intentions as a teacher are to keep the teaching as authentic as possible.
Bill has been practicing Ashtanga since 1994. His first visit to Mysore was after attending Gurujis Sydney workshop in 1997. He stayed for 1 year in 2004 which was when he meet his partner, Lisa. Bill decided to move to Stockholm Sweden in 2005. Bill worked the morning Mysore program there until Lisa became Authorized. After that he started working with private groups in the traditional Mysore style and has continued that work up until leaving in August 2017.
For Bill the attraction to this method is the depth of it. One never stops learning, everyone can do it and can continue to practice it for as long as one can breath. It's a very practical approach to self realization which tends to strip away the unnecessary by its flexibility to be adapted to the individual using the breath as the binding thread.
Bill's daily practice has had such beneficial effects in so many ways, starting by helping him to find some balance to healing a body damaged by various injuries accumulated over the years. it's a real pleasure to be able to share this method with any and all who might want to learn for themselves.
Peter Sanson has also been a great mentor and good friend over the years. He helped Bill when he first started to teach and has had a huge influence in his practice and how he now teaches.