Teachers

Bill Brundell

Teaching Mysore Ashtanga, Philosophy, Chanting, Pranayama and Meditation

From 1st November to May 2018

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.  




Akari Tamura

Teaching Hatha flow Yoga 4pm Monday to Friday

From 1st November to May 2018

Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 (Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, )

Akari, originally from Japan, has been teaching and inspiring countless yogis internationally, leading students into true transformation through the ancient wisdom of Yoga. In her class, the students are guided into their optimal alignment with invitations to move with breaths, awareness and introspection. Her self-enquiry began in 2006 when she was traverling in Africa and SE Asia by volunteering and helping people in need, and soon after she discovered the Yoga System. Since then Yoga has been serving her in all the ways in life, and she is absolutely dedicated to sharing her passion and love towards freedom of the heart through various Yogic practice. She has devoted years of study in traditional Hatha Yoga, Tantra Yoga, Tibetan Buddhism and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, has made various experiments of yogic practice on her own body to embody those teachings with integrity. She has taught from regular drop-in class to private class, specialized workshop (Yoga Philosophy, Bhakti Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama), retreats and teacher training. She is also a well-known Kirtan leader with her background of classical music study for decades. She is as well a certified advanced theta healer and massage therapist with great understanding in energy, mind, and body work.


Sonakshi Dhamija

Teaching Hatha flow yoga saturday and sunday at 4pm + 8.30am Sunday Led ashtanga

From 4th November to December 2017

Sonakshi, is from India, she has travelled to many different parts of her country to learn what had always seemed to be her calling, yoga. After completing a Masters in Literature, she spent more than a year to deepen her practice while living in ashrams, spending time in the mountains and learning from her teachers. Her first encounter with Ashtanga yoga was a profound one as she found herself at KPJAYI, the source, to experience the Ashtanga yoga method for the first time. Her deep respect for the traditional method of practice led her back to Mysore to continue her study under her Guru. Through her classes she aims to bring clarity and awareness of the mind-body connection to her students . She has a deep respect for the traditional method of practice and conducts her class in the same manner. Her journey of curious soul searching is a continuous one. She intends to bring this practice to as many people as possible, in a hope to see the change it has brought to her life into others.