Sharath Jois arrived in Milan on Sunday 11 Sept for the last leg of his 2011 European tour….i had previously missed him in London (August 23-26) as by then i was already in Milano….but luck was on my side!!! He ended up coming here too! For the first time ever in Milano!
He stayed in Milano for a week, from 11-16 September, and held guided Mysore Style classes through the first series every morning (except for Monday 12 – full moon) at the Palestra Murat from 7-9am…he also held seminars on the following days: Sunday 11 at 11am at Palestra Murat, whilst the seminars on Tuesday 13 & Thursday 15 at 5pm were held at the Happy Yoga Dance 2 studio.
I can’t begin to describe how excited i was to merely be in the same room and being taken thru the primary series by the grandson of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois – teacher of all Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga students, who unfortunately passed away a few years ago. This is the closest i will be to Guruji and it was an honor.
R. Sharath Jois 2011 European Tour | Milano 11-16 September
Hopefully he will be back soon! Thanks Sharath!
I’d also like to thank Elena De Martin from MI. AS. YO. Milano Ashtanga Yoga for organizing the entire event. Thanks for making it happen.
ctyoga with Sharah Jois after 2hrs of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga | Primary series
Christiane has been practicing yoga for over 10 years. Her yogic journey began in 2000 as a student of Swami Nirmal (now at the Satyananda Centre in London) at the Fitness First gym in Kensal Rise, London. She experienced various teachers in different Fitness Firsts in Central London and around Clapham Junction before changing gyms and meeting Alexa Kho at LA FItness in Piccadilly Circus, London. Christiane attended Alexa's Anusara classes as well as her workshops.
In January 2011 she enrolls in a 200hr Vinyasa Flow Teacher Training course with Rebecca Ffrench at YogaLondon. Vinyasa Flow is a modern form of yoga that comes from Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and follows Sri K Pattabhi Jois. She quickly become passionate of this discipline and wants to deepen her knowledge; this brings her to meet and attend many workshops with Stewart Gilchrist, Shiva Rea, John Scott, Danny Paradise...all very famous teachers around the world. Being in the presence of such teachers is a significant experience for Christiane, in terms of her yogic journey, personal transformation and growth as well as understanding of yoga.
After 11years in London, she moves to Milan to deepen and continue her journey. In Milan she teaches privately (1:1 and group classes) as well as in various yoga and dance centers. Milan is where her love for Ashtanga Vinyasa deepens and grows, bringing her to attend workshops with Lino Miele, Sharath Jois and most recently Kino MacGregor...all original students of Guruji, Sri K Pattabhi Jois. All of this culminates with a long awaited and long overdue trip to India, the birthplace of Yoga. Here Christiane deepens her practice and knowledge of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga by doing a 200hr Ashtanga Vinyasa TTC with Yogi Kamal Singh at Tattvaa Yogashala in Rishikesh India. After the monthlong course, her travels take her around India practicing with various other world renown teachers, namely with Sri V. Sheshadri in Mysore and with Rolf and Marci Naujokat in Goa.
In 2013 Christiane decides to embark on yet another yoga adventure, this time in Aerial Yoga! The course was divided into two weekends: level I in April and level II in June, after which she becomes a qualified Aerial Yoga teacher.
Teacher and student of yoga, writer, adventurous soul, creative mind, curious world traveler & lover of the outdoors. Current HQ: Milan, Italy.