Manju will be teaching teacher training with a morning Mysore style practice (or led class) followed by teaching techniques and adjustments, Q&A, discussions, Vedic chanting and pranayama.
June 20. - 25. 2023 (Tuesday - Sunday)
09:00 - 10:30 - Mysore style practice
11:00 - 14:00 - Teacher training
15,000,- CZK (615,- EUR)
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Manju P. Jois is the oldest son of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (1915 – 2009) who is recognized worldwide as the foremost authority on Ashtanga Yoga. Manju was born on November 16th, 1944. At the age of 7, Manju was awakened early each day by his father to begin lessons that would forever change the course of his life and the lives of those who would study with him in the years to come. He began teaching at the age of 15 with his father and has taught continuously for the last 62 years.
After high school, Manju travelled all over northern and southern India to give yoga demonstrations and teach Ashtanga Yoga to his fellow Indians. Manju decided not to become a professor of Yoga at Benares Hindu University because he wanted to continue to travel and teach the Ashtanga tradition.
During that time, he also went to Pondicherry and demonstrated and taught yoga at the Geeta Ananda Ashram. Two American yoga students, David Williams and Nancy Gilgoff saw Manju's demonstration and knowledge, approached Manju and asked who his guru was. Manju sent them to his father.
The two Westerners studied with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois for several months. After returning to Encinitas, California, Williams invited Manju and Pattabhi Jois to the U.S. in 1975. This was the first time that Ashtanga Yoga was brought to the west.
Manju and Pattabhi taught a two-months workshop to eager students in Encinitas, California. Manju decided to stay in the US and he has been continuously teaching on the east and west coasts since that time.
Manju considers it a great honour to be the son of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Manju's mother, Savatri Jois, (Sathu to her family) was a beloved wife, loving mother, and an expert in Indian cuisine. Sadly, she passed away in 1997. Manju is devoted to his wife Nancy and their daughter Sathu, named after her paternal grandmother, who was born in 2002.
Manju's intention is to teach in the way of the ancient tradition and bring the many benefits of Ashtanga yoga to his students.
Manju Jois is dedicated to his mission of training teachers in the ancient style of yoga, which is a combination of the asanas, pranayama, and Vedic chants for a total mind-body-spirit unification with self and God. The asanas, or postures, are just one component of the ancient style of yoga.
Manju is bringing back to yoga the other ancient components that are essential to assist those on the path toward enlightenment: chants, which help with breathing, meditation, which relaxes the body and mind; and pranayama, which assist with purification. Manju is honoured to pass along all of the traditional components of yoga to his student teachers, as he encourage them, "Unite with Yourself”.