Vinyasa-style, why have i chosen this style?

     Why have I chosen the Vinyasa style? This style is a method, not a system, thus it is totally ‘open’, what a system is not. I offer variations on an initial posture, and I stay a certain number of [my] breaths in each. If I was to have the students stay, say, 15 breaths in an uncomfortable posture, not sure they’d gain any benefit. But if I ask them to stay, say, 3 breaths in 5 variations, then I am sure, and it is visible that they gain benefit.
     “Yoga” changes, evolves. And it has to, because life is movement itself, if you refuse change, you refuse life! and yoga is becoming more and more modifiable: we, yoga teachers, are free to use stillness but also movement, and I have discovered this need of adaptability in my own body, before I observed the same evolution around me, should it be from Youtube clips, or any other source available through the Net.
     I also alternate movement with stillness, then again movement, then again stillness… What I observe in my students and my own body is a much better alignment, a greater comfort, a greater confidence too in what we can do, "we" being my body and my mind together.
    
I have no reason to follow any one else’s sequence, not even Pattabhi Jois’s famous ones, because this person had a different body from my own. I deplore that all yoga teachers who teach so-called “Mysore-classes” are so dogmatic as to refuse I join the class to do my self-practice, with what MY body needs. I dream of a flexible yoga world, where Mysore-style teachers would simply allow whoever to do their own stuff while guiding them, and adjusting them without imposing them someone else’s sequencing! When I taught “Mysore” style classes, this is what I did!
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TTCs are NOT yoga spiritual retreats

I see some confusion about my TTCs

I have recently been bombarded with funny questions by students interested in my TTCs. I think that there is some confusion.
My TTCs are NOT spiritual retreats, somewhere in the desert, in silence, sacred place etc. They are YOGA TEACHER INTENSIVE TRAINING COURSE, gathered in 25 days, with 8 hours per day, where I have to share the time into various topics, and with specific requirements from Yoga Alliance.
If I was to lead a spiritual retreat in the Himalayas, the schedule would be different.
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Resources & Bibliography

This only represents a tiny fraction of what I have read... 下载文件 点击下载此文件
To get the other 'resources and bibliography" dedicated to the 300-hour students, please send me an email.
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Becoming minimalist

Do you really need 200 T-shirts? 100 pairs of jeans? 200 pairs of shoes?
Here is an attached document on cotton. Think twice: whenever you buy anything, you are fuelling children forced labour too! 下载文件 点击下载此文件
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Brands who use animals to test their products

Before buying cosmetics, shampoos, conditioners, toothpastes and home products, please see this list.
It is in Spanish but easy to understand. You may find the link for the same list in English
It is in the pdf document here in attachment.
Make sure that what you put on your skin, what u use for yr home is not harming animals. Animal testing is totally useless, outdated, but it represents a huge amount of $$$$$$ globally. Animal testing goes against the paramount duty of a person practicing yoga: AHIMSA, non-violence.
Thank you for not being part of the sacrifice of thousands of animals下载文件 点击下载此文件
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WHAT IS A TEACHER?

A teacher, especially a yoga teacher, is not someone who can do all kinds of amazing yoga postures, but someone who can TRANSMIT her knowledge.
She is not the most flexible or stronger yoga teacher in the world, in China or even in Shanghai, but she has an exceptional sense of observation and of priority
She explains clearly, she guides the students into getting in touch with their sensations, with their subtle body made of energy, through the physical aspect of the asanas
She has studied all aspects of yoga for decades: asanas, pranayama, philosophy, anatomy, psychology, etc. and other topics: that’s why she possesses a deep general culture and she uses this huge background into her teachings. In daily life, she doesn’t make any difference between life and practice. And she has been on this planet for 59 years already!
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WOMEN by Amanda Carter

By Amanda Carter, March 2011

WOMEN
Here's my tuppence worth.... tad on the wordy side I'm afraid, 2011.03.10
To my sisters and bloke sisters out there on Women’s Day + 1. So here we are with one whole day to focus on the good bad and ugly for women in this the twenty first century after Christ and 100 years on from the first Women’s Day . Seems it’s barely enough time to ask ourselves why feminism has become as F-word while a rampant sexist male is the leader of a developed European country who increases his popularity with vomit-producing displays of male chauvinism. Where is the outrage and bobbit attempt on the trouble-maker in Berlusconi’s pants? Dear me no, we cannot think such aggressive thoughts, it’s not feminine… no, no, we should merely cluck our tongues, roll our eyes and giggle a little at an old duffer’s foibles. I never cease to be amazed, baffled even, by the incredible patience, forgiveness, endurance and silence of the female of our species.
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