I come from teachers of the "old school" of Ashtanga Yoga, where the main goal is to have free breath and relaxation in asanas. Then, when there is no unnecessary tension and the breath can flow freely through the body, the healing process begins at all levels. Therefore, access to each pupil must be individual. Without orthodox rules that would limit the uniqueness of man.
Each of the "old teachers" of Ashtanga Yoga teaches her a little differently. But it's just the outer details that are so irritating our Western head. But the main principles are always the same, breath, relaxation, bandy, concentration, respecting body limits, long-term sustainability. This is an old approach to Ashtanga Yoga. And that's the way I teach. Orthodox rules must remain behind the door.
So, when I recently got a question, how do you teach Astang? Like Spring Pave? Nancy Gilgoff? Manju Jois? David Williams? David Swenson? The answer was simple: Sometimes like Spring, sometimes like Nancy, sometimes like Manja and sometimes like David, it depends on what the pupil's situation requires.
Ashtanga Yoga is a relatively demanding exercise in its physical part. The pupil should gradually work out almost daily. This requires an individual approach. That is why I teach her the original form of Mysore lessons. Everyone here teaches to practice themselves, according to their possibilities, their breath, their pace, their purpose. Everyone interested in this journey is warmly welcome.