Wednesday, 15 June 2016

June 15th, Week 2 Sarawasthi class - KPAJI

Starts: 4.45 AM
Ends: 6.00 AM
Stops: Supta Kurmasana

Today practice was harder.

I am amazed by Sarawasthi. She starts her day at about 3.30 AM with the first batch of the students, then at 5.00 AM she led the class for the beginners, as she is teaching she helps others students in Uttitha Hasta Padanghustasana, means that ALL STUDENTS coming to the shala are at least touch ONCE by her, everyone is having at least one adjustment from her. 

She has interaction with all of us. Therefore you never feel alone, you really feel assisted. When you know the number of students coming to KPAJI I think it is amazing. Beside the class finish at 10.30 AM or 11.00 AM for those who have been required to practice at 9.00 AM and when the shala is crowed and people doing the line up at the door she is still there, means that she is staying with all students from early in the morning until at least 11.00 AM. 8 hours in a row of adjusting, watching, teaching, without eating....

R E S P E C T!

Basically you don't come to KPAJI to be adjusted, if it is your goal then it is not the right place. You come there to practice, Practice AND PRACTICE. The goal is not the alignment the goal is to do the asana as it has to be done.

If you can not reach then you stop and you go to the closing series. End of the story.

I understand it and I also understand that you can not do any YTTC in Ashtanga Yoga. There is no Yoga Teacher Training course in Ashtanga, not at all. This has to be stopped....

Ashtanga is all about the practice from one teacher, from the Guru, from the source. There are so many others styles I think it is better to let the Ashtanga as it is and to follow the tradition.

- Namaste -


  1. Should all other schools (of which your own) stop giving ashtanga YTT's?

    1. Absolutely. And we will. Other course such as Flow Vinyasa can be taught.

  2. Also nice :) I'm doing a lot ashtanga now in Rome ( Changed with vinyasa flow and hatha. As waiter I liked the slow practices; now I work behind a desk I like the faster practices...