the shala blog

1992 seduced by ashtanga yoga

First experience of ashtanga yoga in Hampi, India

1993 mysore no money

Visiting the Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore.

1994 yoga oasis in crete

It all begins at the Practice Place in Greece with Derek Ireland

1995 baga beach is the place

Three intense practices a day through the winter of 95-96 on Derek Ireland’s yoga teacher training course, Baga Beach, Goa, India.

1995 early blistering practices

Intense days of blistering practices in Crete with Derek Ireland and Radha Warrell

1997 sangam yoga centre opens

The Sangam opens its doors in 1997 as one of the first yoga studios in London.

1997 yoga ambassador

Front cover stardom on the Healing Arts Festival programme, a festival that significantly raises the profile of yoga in the UK

1999 pattabhi jois and the new millenium

Memories of Sri Pattabhi Jois in the old shala at the Mysore Institute

2000 the london crew

Outside the Shala, with Shayna, Cathy Louise, Pattabhi Jois, Gingi, Jennifer, Sabel etc.

2005 sitting buddhas

Beautiful yoga practices in the Cevennes, South of France with James, Ella (pregnant with Kaya), Big Dave and Alli.