|Edward Clark in THE BETWEEN SPACE
|Photo: JPH Woodland
a lot cooking over the next few months – indeed, quite a lot on the boil…moving from the frying pan into the
THE UK SECTION
MASTER CLASS AT TRIYOGA CAMDEN AUGUST 18
An all too rare excursion out
in the home town. Gosh, when was the last time Tripsichore taught anywhere in London outside of their own
studio? (A free class at that home studio if you get the right answer) This class was
going to be called “No, No…This Is What Vinyasa Really Is, but wiser minds prevailed and instead it is titled
Radical, Yet Orthodox (which possibly amounts to the same thing). Old timers might have an idea what a
Tripsichore class is like (evidently not for the faint hearted), and this will be a session to delight those oldsters as well
as being a brilliant introduction to just how amazingly different a vinyasa can be. www.triyoga.co.uk
PERFORMANCE AT TRIYOGA CAMDEN AUGUST 19 7:30 PM
Okay, this is the really big news. Tripsichore has a new show and
August 19 will be the premiere. It’s called THE BETWEEN SPACE. Would you be at
this web site if you didn’t know that Tripsichore’s raison d’etre (hey, we just did a session in France)
was to devise and present what we call Yoga Theatre (that’s right – theatre – not Yoga Dance)?
Possibly you’ll think that sounds like performers sitting around on mats chanting Om or doing a yoga demonstration
to music. Oh, please. THE BETWEEN SPACE is a narrative about an aged performer on his
final tour. Struggling with physical pain and doubts regarding the merit of his work, he tries to find
a way through to reach across the space between performer and audience. www.triyoga.co.uk
When we're in town, we have what’s laughingly known as Company Class every week day at the eccentric
hours of our choosing (11:00 AM at this writing) at 41 Roundwood Road, London, NW10. It’s pretty darned
advanced, but if you fancy coming along, you just do that. What’s more, it’s free. Yup, the only thing we charge
for is when someone learns to do a back kickover from the wheel (Price: one good bottle of champagne…and if it’s
any encouragement, I want you to know my fridge is full of ‘em). If you do want to come, it’s a good idea to give
a call a day or so beforehand to make sure we haven’t changed the time – we’re a bit ad hoc in that too.
The number is 0208 459-2416.
September 29 - October 1 Exeter
another of those all too rare opportunities to catch a Tripsichore workshop in the UK. This time it is
at the Ashtanga Yoga Workshop. Now, this is a really great studio that features some of the finest teaching
and teachers on the South Coast (well, anywhere else too). Friday night is a Master Class.
I wonder what people expect in a Master Class. I suspect people believe it will be a show-ey, extra
hard class, but, in other disciplines, the term Master Class denotes an opportunity for those of a certain level to enter
into a more informal dialogue with an acknowledged master of their craft. Perhaps this class will feature
both. The weekend of workshops will cover an exciting (would anyone ever say it wasn’t so
in their promo?) selection of various aspects of the Tripsichore technique. www.exeteryoga.co.uk
The summer/fall line-up for Tripsichore’s world
domination is chock-a-block with far flung activities.
and MEXICO SECTION
August 31 – September 12
This is a 2 Week Intensive. This has got to be one of my favourite courses
and that is because it is for people who really want to improve their practice and, as it suggests, it is intense.
Your practice will significantly improve on this course, but more importantly, you will get the information
that will help you to continue improving long after. Not only that, but this Intensive also examines what
the philosophical side of a physical practice entails. The thing about an Intensive is that it provides
the level of instruction and practice that is not possible on a Teacher Training, a workshop or in regular classwork.
It demands a level of participation that shows how to develop a personal practice to the highest levels of your potential
(and I feel safe in assuring you that most people are not rigorous in examining what their potential might be). firstname.lastname@example.org
September 14 – 17 Merida, Mexico
city, oh-so-close to Cancun (even better; it’s oh-so-close to Chichen Itza), with an oh-so-fantastic studio run by the
Tripsichore trained Elina Otero. EO Yoga & Pilates
3 – 5 Mexico City
Mind Kaya is a little gem – loads of integrity and high standards (no,
they don’t always go together) and no nonsense. I’ve had the pleasure and privilege of teaching
here on a number of occasions and can’t wait to be here again. Mi Espanol is at the level of a backward
2 year old’s, but with able physical demonstration and encouragement from the crowd, there’s plenty of laughs
and some rather profound yoga. www.mind-kaya.com
24 – 26 Guadalajara
probably know this already, but Guadalajara is really worth a visit…not just for reasons to do with the blue agave
plant (it is what tequila is made from in case I’m getting excessively obscure). There is going to be a 3 day
Tripsichore workshop here. The best part of this is that the uber- brilliant yogi Sergio Ruiz will be with me handling
the translations. I’m not kidding…we are the best in bilingual comedy-philosophy team out there.
If you are fluent in Spanish, you will be mightily impressed by how Sr. Ruiz takes what I say and riffs on it. Seriously
funny and profound. Para mayores informes contactar al teléfono celular 333 4613803 con Sergio Ruíz Y
al 331 6597392 con Jorge García
THE EUROPE SECTION
5 - 9, 2017 Zaragoza, Spain
Go Yoga was the location of some of the best Tripsichore courses in 2017...so good, that we’re
coming back for a second blast at the end of ’17. What made it so good? Two 5
day sessions of intense creative work examining how to make really interesting short yoga video pieces (as well as some hard
core technique). Great camera angles and performers. And this time, we’re upping
the stakes by coming up with a live performance! www.goyogazaragoza.es
THE ASIA SECTION
Splendid times, splendid food and splendid yoga...don't
you wish you were here? You can be. Don't be such a stick in the mud. Throw away your precious life
wherever you are (come on, you've read about non-attachment) and run away to join the Tripsichore circus.
October 5 – 7 Bangkok Asia Fitness Conference
Back to Bangkok. Who can refuse a chance to alliterate? “Tripsichore
at a fitness convention?” I hear you sneer (and, if to sneer is your bliss, who am I to argue?). You
bet! This was a Tripsichore highlight last year because it was just so darned good. Great
presenters and great organisation! Thursday is one of those exceedingly rare occasions when I’ll
do a day long session examining how to give adjustments and assists in a vinyasa context. These are probably
the most difficult hands on work in the yoga spectrum and require swift observation and analytic skills…as well as
the ability to synchronise the teacher’s movement with the student. www.asiafitnessbkk.com
11 – 15 Kuala Lumpur
For me, the people practising
in KL are some of the best – you just don’t regularly encounter a group with this range of intelligence and ability.
Way back in April, we did something quite different – mornings were dedicated to continued work on the fluency
of technique and the afternoons were about doing what Tripsichore is really for – the creation of art works.
In this case, we endeavoured to film short pieces with multiple camra and angles with an aim of seeing how the standard
of yoga social media might be improved – improved by more thoughtful content that is more professionally conceived and
rendered. And this time around, we’ll go even further…Contact Kevin Chai at: email@example.com
October 20 – 22 Hong Kong
what we’re doing at Yoga Refine in Hong Kong. Janet Siu and Gigi Guo have opened a great studio in
Hong Kong and it is a pleasure and an honour to present at their place. Subtle Logic refers to the profound,
and perhaps unfortunately overlooked nature of sensations and ideas that come with an ambitious vinyasa practice.
While these sessions will undoubtedly have spectacular handstands and back bends galore, the reasons for doing
these the way they are done in yoga (as opposed to other disciplines) – with subtlety – is profound subject matter.
October 27 – 29 Kuching, Malaysia
Doreen Ng has turned Kuching
into a real hot spot for Tripsichore yoga and that is something that is not easy to do for it requires a determination and
appreciation for the subtlety of breath in the creation of remarkable postures and vinyasa. Kuching is
easy to get to and has some great dining too. If you are anywhere in the neighbourhood, come and join me
because not only is the food good, but there’s also some mighty tasty yoga. https://en-gb.facebook.com/PadmaYogaStu