Why anaama yoga?

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We teach yoga in the tradition of T. Krishnamacharya and T.K.V. Desikachar. For many years this approach was known as viniyoga. In 2006 Desikachar asked his long-time students to move away from the concept of style or brand name. So Rosemary chose anaama yoga, meaning “beyond naming” and yoga from the inside, emphasizing the importance of [...]

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Fall Term and Individual Lessons

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The Fall Term of classes begins Friday, September 22, 2017.   A very special aspect of our yoga tradition is the individual lesson.   Here one receives a personally designed practice — to suit your needs, life, temperament — which you do on your own at home.  This is the way I learned with my teacher, [...]

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Remembering TKV Desikachar: the spread and essence of his teaching

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by Rosemary Jeanes Antze Desikachar was a teacher whose yoga touched students throughout the world, yet his approach always put each person at the heart of his teaching. Although from the mid-1970s he traveled widely to give seminars, the individual lesson was his vehicle for designing practices that would propel a student’s yoga and inner search. [...]

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Winter term

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The winter term begins this week: my advanced class starts Friday, January 13, 2017.   Yoga Sutra workshops are scheduled for two Monday evenings in February and March.   The theme for the June 20-24 retreat is, “Chant and Mantra in Asana, Pranayama and Meditation.”  This is held at the beautiful Swallow’s Bridge and is open to [...]

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Fall Term

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This fall I am continuing to teach the advanced class on Friday mornings, beginning September 23, 2016.   Steven Henderson will be teaching on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.  There will also be monthly Monday evening Yoga Sutra workshops. Please get in touch with any questions and to register.

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Remembering TKV Desikachar

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It is with great sadness that I share the news of the passing of my teacher and friend, TKV Desikachar, at his home in Chennai, India on August 8, 2016.  He was a remarkable mentor who treated each student as an individual, designing practices and imparting teachings so subtly relevant to the moment and to [...]

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Winter Term

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The winter term begins next week; the first Friday, 9:30 am class is on January 8, 2016.  Rosemary is teaching a special weekend workshop, “Four Stages of T. Krishnamacharya’s Teachings” in Edmonton, January 22-24, 2016.  Registration is through the YAA, www.yoga.ca.   The annual retreat for teachers and experienced practitioners is set for June 21-25 [...]

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Fall Term News & New Teachers

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This fall I will be teaching only one group class at St. Matthew’s Church, on Friday mornings at 9:30 am, beginning October 2nd.  It is directed towards teachers and to those who have done some individual work with me.   Space is limited: please get in touch soon if you are interested in joining. I am [...]

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Develop your Personal Practice

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The focus of my teaching is shifting to private lessons in which we work together to create a practice for you to do regularly at home.  A personal practice, custom made for you, is the ideal way to grow in yoga: it complements classes and takes you further.  Your practice may be intensified or modified [...]

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Celebration of Rosemary’s Teaching

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This year marks 20 years of Rosemary’s sharing yoga in the community and over 40 years of practice in the tradition of TKV Desikachar.  We invite present and former students and friends to join in a celebration on Tuesday, May 12, 7:30 – 9 pm, in the Parlour, St. Matthew’s United Church.

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Spring term

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The spring term of yoga begins on Tuesday April 7th.    Steven Henderson is teaching the April term; Rosemary will be teaching the five week term from May 5 to June 5.  We look forward to welcoming new and returning students, and to the imminent arrival of a beautiful spring!

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