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Why Go Deep? (Yoga Teacher Training and Advanced Yoga Studies), Part 5

July 16, 2014 How many styles of yoga do we NEED in the world!?! Obviously there is a proliferation of brand­name yoga styles, but what is really going on that is causing this phenomenon? As far as I can tell, each teacher (every teacher) finds some tradition, or multiple traditions, that resonates with him or her, and then PRACTICES… Continue reading Why Go Deep? (Yoga Teacher Training and Advanced Yoga Studies), Part 5

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Why Go Deep? (Yoga Teacher Training and Advanced Yoga Studies) #4

I have for many years considered Angela Farmer and Victor Van Kooten as my main yoga teachers.   Anyone who has studied with them and me might be surprised since our styles are so different.  Why do I call them my main hatha yoga teachers?  (and yes, this relates to "Why Go Deep?") They are my main… Continue reading Why Go Deep? (Yoga Teacher Training and Advanced Yoga Studies) #4

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Why Go Deep? (Yoga Teacher Training and Advanced Yoga Studies) #3

There are a number of good yoga teacher trainings in the area (and elsewhere) taught by good teachers who are just visiting the area in order to teach the training, and then they go live somewhere else.  A student can get a decent beginning of a training in this way, but the tradition of yoga… Continue reading Why Go Deep? (Yoga Teacher Training and Advanced Yoga Studies) #3

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Why Go Deep? (Yoga Teacher Training and Advanced Yoga Studies) #2

Given my experience, I have aimed the training at students getting EXPERIENCE first and information second.  There are definitely trainings out there that are heavy on the info and reading and short on the practice to get the experience that the reading is pointing toward.  Getting fed information is the way of our culture and it is… Continue reading Why Go Deep? (Yoga Teacher Training and Advanced Yoga Studies) #2

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Why Go Deep? (Yoga Teacher Training and Advanced Yoga Studies) #1

Go Deep was Carrboro/Chapel Hill's first yoga teacher training, but what makes it different from others?  Why do I put so much focus on home practice in the training?  Since January 1990, I havd been intensely and devotedly practicing yoga, including asana, pranayama, meditation and chanting.  I have more than 12,000 hours of asana practice… Continue reading Why Go Deep? (Yoga Teacher Training and Advanced Yoga Studies) #1