From London, Philippa is one of a few Ashtanga yoga practitioners in the world (and the only British woman), to be Certified to teach the traditional Ashtanga yoga method, by Sri K Pattabhi Jois.
She has learned the Primary, Intermediate, Advanced A and Advanced B Series directly from Guruji and Sharath (at the Krishna Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India) and shares the Ashtanga system, internationally.
Philippa works with small groups, offering as much individual guidance and teaching as possible. Her emphasis is on good technique, safe alignment, the synchronisation of vinyasa (Sanskrit-counted, coordinated moving/breathing sequences) with tristhana (alignment of breath, gaze points and movement), passing on the exact method as taught by Pattabhi Jois from the late 1990s and embracing the essence of Patanjali’s sutras on yoga and asana.
In the mornings, following the traditional ‘guided self-practice’ method, you will have the opportunity to deepen and develop your asana technique and practice (with one of the few KPJAYI Certified teachers), whilst being guided through methods of approaching the more challenging postures. The group will be split inot two with no more than 12 students in each group allowing for lots of individual attention.
The Saturday afternoon workshops will focus on refining asana technique, examining asanas that the group would like to dissect so that the seemingly impossible postures can reveal themselves!. The Sunday afternoon workshop will look at ways of opening and strengthening the body.