Teaching Mysore Ashtanga, Philosophy, Chanting, Pranayama and Meditation
Born 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. He decided to move to Stockholm Sweden in 2005 which is where Lisa and her sister own there own shala - yogashalastockholm and 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.
Hatha Yoga Teacher 4pm Monday to Friday
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.