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Ask a Yogi! / Teacher certification
« on: September 23, 2004, 10:08:02 AM »
Dear David,

Why is it necessary to go to Mysore, India for X number of months, years, etc. to be considered a "real" Ashtanga teacher?  I understand the desire to get the authentic feel of Mysore, but why can't a person learn what they need to know about Ashtanga in the US, or Europe, or where ever the person is from?  I pretty new to Ashtanga, and I like it a great deal.  I just think that sometimes Ashtangis come off as "yoga snobs", where if a teacher does not come from the correct linage, then he or she is a fake.  Don't get me wrong, I am not for those people who take a few classes, and declare themselves a guru, but at the same time, why is some teacher who has never been to Mysore, but has practiced for years with senior teachers, any less regarded than a person who makes a few trips to Mysore, and has SPKJ's approval?


Thanks,

JW

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Ask a Yogi! / Practice how often?
« on: August 23, 2004, 03:00:46 PM »
Dear David,

I am new to this board and fairly new to Ashtanga Yoga.  I have been practing 5-6 days a week for about six months.  I have read articles and/or books about you and some of the other prominent Ashtanga teachers and how you all would practice 2 or three times a day with SKPJ.   I know this is done in workshops, but is this recommended for practice on a regualr basis?

OM

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