Whenever we take a class described as “power” “vinyasa” or “flow”, we are practising in the Vinyasa tradition of Shri Krishnamacharya, a fascinating yet mysterious 20th century Yogi. Join Zander as we explore the original meaning behind the word “vinyasa” and review the history of this powerful yoga tradition. We will look at its ancient roots, survey its most important philosophical texts and explore its development all the way up to the 20th century.
Feel free to bring questions, and a notebook.
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Zander found Vinyasa Yoga exactly when he needed it. Several years of working in homeless shelters and a variety of unhealthy daily habits had left him depleted and merely aiming to get through another day. Yoga was part of a reboot plan to ‘live without dead time’ and after just one Vinyasa class he committed to a daily practice. His passion for Yoga integrated long-standing connections to Vajrayana Buddhism, radical environmentalism and an academic background in philosophy. These interests are woven together in a traditional framework that draws inspiration from the powerful teachings of Shri Krishnamacharya, who helped re-establish Yoga in the modern age.
Zander is an E-RYT 200 and registered Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider, with over 1000 hours of teaching experience and over 500 hours in training. He is also a certified Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist through the Himalayan Institute and holds an MA in Philosophy. You can read more about him at zanderyoga.com.