There’s a lot cooking over the next few months
– indeed, quite a lot on the boil…moving from the frying pan into the platitude.
THE UK SECTION
July 22 - August 16 London TRIPSICHORE 4 Week INTENSIVE
THIS IS IT. THE BIG ONE. THE REAL THING. Honest…no
hyperbole. The Tripsichore 4 Week Intensive is the course. It is the most comprehensive
look you can take at vinyasa yoga as Tripsichore conceives it. If you are a teacher or a dedicated practitioner,
this is the kind of sustained, in-depth course that will improve your practice and set a standard for what you can achieve.
It is challenging because it examines so-called advanced material, but also looks at the so-called basics in minute
detail. (see the Intensive Courses page on this web site).
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.
March 8 - 10 Torquay
Ah, the English
Riviera – probably not the season for basking in the sun, but Torquay has much to recommend it: some
very good dining, splendid scenery, sea air and a Tripsichore workshop on this weekend. Surely a jaunt
to the seaside is just what you require! email@example.com
July 22 - August 16, 2019 LONDON INTENSIVE COURSE**
mention this often enough. This is one you have to do. http://www.tripsichore.com/id9.html
THE USA and MEXICO SECTION
February 18 - 22 Queretaro, Mexico
Yes, yes, go to your atlas (if you still possess such a thing – what are you doing with all that shelf space
since you went digital?) – Queretaro is a big city in Mexico and they are hosting a module of Tripsichore antics in
the form of a Teacher Training. Let’s be clear: there are significant differences
between TTs and workshops. Teaching skills involve far more analysis and observation as well as the creative
application of how those skills are employed to involve others in the exploration of yoga. Workshops are
more experiential. So, this session is part of a bigger programme that will accredit aspiring teachers,
but I reckon you might just want to do it even if you are already a yoga teacher. If you are interesting
in learning more about your craft – the meticulous attention to details as well as the creative and inspirational aspect
of Tripsichore technique – then this is a week that should be in your diary. And, what’s more,
the trainees on this module will be invited to act as assistants (gosh, actually getting to work on “real” people
and not just other trainees!) for the weekend workshop (see below) www.shaktiyogajuriquilla.com
February 23 – 24 Queretaro, Mexico
Queretaro – so good we had to do it twice in one month. Oh yes, the aforementioned Tripsichorean
antics are given a bit more range in a workshop. Ever ambitious, a Tripsichore workshop provides the kind
of information that gives the eager participants material and methodology for the next 12 – 18 months of study.
Of course, during the workshop you may accomplish some things you didn’t think you could do, but, more importantly,
you’ll get a vista of what you might be able to do in the near future with a reasonable amount of application.
THE EUROPE SECTION
June 26 - 30 Biarritz, France (actually Bayonne, but Biarritz just sounds sooo
Well, this 5 day Tripsichore extravaganza will definitely be
“charmant”. A session of this length means that so much sont accomplies. (er,
pardonez moi…francais…ce n’est pas ma langue…who’d have guessed?...besides anyone who has
suffered my attempts to teach in French.) This is an all too rare European opportunity to study Tripsichore
in a thorough and concentrated fashion. Not only that, but there are some fantastic restaurants to feed
the exhausted body you’ll proudly possess at the end of the day. www.bloomyoga.fr
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.
April 3 – 7 Kuala Lumpur
This is going to be particularly special – a chance to perform with Tripsichore!
Not only will there be an intense 5 day workshop, but we’ll also be performing The Between Space and other works
in KL. And, some of the participants (oh, those lucky, lucky ones) will be a part of the show.
I’ve yammered on all over the world (deservedly) about how good the standard of yoga is in KL and now we’re
going public with it. Kevin Chai at firstname.lastname@example.org
April 11 – 14 Hong
Performance, workshop and Master Class…oh
boy, it’s all happening in Hong Kong. We’re going to be performing at Tai Kwun Centre For Heritage
and Arts (very nice space). Not only that, but we’re giving a three day workshop where we’ll
run through the concepts and techniques of Tripsichore’s vinyasa yoga. Undoubtedly, this means a
serious look at inversions and back bends of one sort or another, but it is also about “why” these moves are done.
And, what is the difference between a Workshop and a Master Class? Well, in other disciplines (like
music or dance) a Master Class is the opportunity for students (and professionals) of a certain calibre to investigate material
at a level of detail that is not possible in a forum that is for the general student public. In yoga, I
understand that people just expect a really tricky/tricksy class. Hmm. The Hong Kong
Master Class will be a bit of both – detail and subtlety plus some interesting and challenging variations.
Cecilia Tsui at email@example.com
June 12 – 16 Bandung, Indonesia
Is there something in the air in Bandung? In 2018, I had more laughs here than anywhere
else on the globe…and not only laughs, but I also got to wrk with some fascinating minds and bodies. Now,
aficionados of yoga know that the rather extraordinary Yenny Christine runs this studio where this 5 day workshop takes place
and might expect an emphasis on flexibility. However, my experience last year showed that there was equally
an appreciation of strength, discipline and, as previously mentioned, just good ol’ fun. Yes –
yoga can be fun. Really, you should make time to check this out. www.pranayogastudiobandung.com
June 17 – 19 Bandung, Indonesia
This is a secret session…only the very nosey will know about it.
June 21 – 23 Kuching, Malaysia
Oh, how I love Kuching. Doreen Ng teaches rigorously and very much in accord with Tripsichore
principles. Her students actually “get” breathing. (I don’t want to
go on and on about this, but really! -- it amazes me that there are now 5 billion certified yoga teachers
and barely any come close to examining the breath in all its glory and technical complexity in a physical class.)
Yes, for those of you who are anywhere near to Kuching this weekend, and who have a serious interest in yoga practice,
this is a rare opportunity to hear and experience how yoga is practised. www.facebook.com/PadmaYogaStu