|Swami Bua (said to be 120 years old)before his passing in 2005 . Derek and Angela kendrick practiced and studied with Swamiji 2001- in Miami and 2003 in New York City he won’t reveal his age or anything else that is personal about himself, and there is no independent verification for his devotees’ claim. But Hinduism Today publisher Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami first met Swami in Paris in 1969, and Swami was at that time easily in his 70s. Then, as now, this accomplished hatha yogi was in the best of shape, able to blow a conch for several minutes without taking a breath. His intellect and sense of humor remain keen. During his long life, he has met Swami Sivananada (in 1930), Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranatha Tagore, Theosophist Annie Besant and Subramuniyaswami’s guru, Siva Yogaswami of Jaffna, Sri Lanka.|
|Krishna Pattabhi Jois was an amazing student of Krisnamacharya and became a master yoga teacher and developed the popular and gymnastic style of yoga referred to as Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga or Ashtanga Yoga. In 1948, Jois established the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in Mysore,India.Derek Kendrick met Pattabhi Jois and his grandson Sharath in 2003 (Montreal) and was invited to study at the Yoga Research Institute in 2004 Mysore India|
|Richard Freeman has been a student of yoga since 1968. He has spent nearly nine years in Asia studying various traditions which he incorporates into the Ashtanga yoga practice as taught by his principal teacher, K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India. Richard’s background includes studying Sufism in Iran, Zen and Vipassana Buddhist practice, Bhakti and traditional Hatha yoga in India. Starting in 1974 he also began an in-depth study of Iyengar yoga, which eventually led him to Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. Richard is an avid student of both Western and Eastern philosophy, as well as Sanskrit. His ability to juxtapose various viewpoints, without losing the depth and integrity of each, has helped him develop a unique, metaphorical teaching style.Derek Kendrick has enjoyed and studied with Richard 2003 -2005|
|Sri Sheshadri has been teaching yoga asana since 1994. He has studied yoga asana for 13 years with Sri BNS Iyengar at the Parakala Mutt shala, but has also travelled widely in India to study yoga asana and meditation.Derek Studied and practiced in Mysore For 4 months with Sheshadriji.in 2004|
|Shri Yogi Hari is a master of Sampoorna Yoga (Yoga of Fullness). He is well known and respected around the world as an exeptionally inspiring teacher. Shri Yogi Hari comes from the Sivananda lineage. When he met his Gurus, Swami Vishnudevananda and Swami Nadabrahmananda in 1975, he retired from the wordly life and spent 7 years in the Sivananda Ashram where he immeresed himself fully in yoga sahdana. Yogi Hari studied the science of Nada Yoga for 14 years from the great master, Swami Nadabrahmananda.Derek Kendrick has studied and practiced with Yogi Hari since 1993 and in 2001 was certified by Yogi Hari to teach the practice of Sampoorna and Hatha Yogas|
|In 1973,David Williams began learning Ashtanga Yoga from K. Pattabhi Jois at his home in Mysore, India, and became the first non-Indian to be taught the complete Ashtanga Yoga system of asanas and pranayama directly. .In 1974, David became one of the first non-Indians to be certified to teach the Ashtanga Yoga asanas and one of the very few people ever certified by Jois to teach the Ashtanga Yoga pranayama.Derek has hosted David in the Ottawa Yoga Studio on 3 occaisions and was invited to attend the Ashtanga Mela in USA – 4 times. Derek Kendrick has also studied and practiced one on one with David in Maui,HI. for 2 weeks in 2011 .|
|David Swenson was introducted to Ashtanga in 1973 when he met David Williams and Nancy Gilgoff in Encinitas, California. In 1975 David and Nancy brought K. Pattabhi Jois to the U.S. for the first time and Swenson was fortunate enough to be there. He then initiated studies directly with the master. Swenson made his first trip to Mysore in 1977 and learned the full Ashtanga system as it was originally taught by K. Pattabhi Jois.
David Swensons,Teacher Trainings and Workshops are frequently Hosted in Ottawa by Derek Kendrick since 2004.
|B N S Iyengar is a living legend in yoga . India has produced lots of great yoga teachers like sri T Krishnamacharya , Pattabi jois , B K S Iyengar and B N S Iyengar is one of them.BNS Iyengar started a School of Yoga at the Parakala Mutt in Mysore. Sri Patanjala Yogashala was inaugurated by Vidwan Sri K Pattabhi Jois. In 1985 the head of the Mutt Sri Sri Swamy Ramunuja, conferred on him the title of Yogavisharada in the presence of Sri Srikantadatta Narasimaraja Wadiyar, scion of the erstwhile and ancient Royal Wadiyan Dynasty of Mysore.Derek & Angela Kendrick studiesd and practiced Ashtanga Yoga with BNS Iyengar at the Parakala Mutt in Mysore for 4 months in 2003.|
|Beryl Bender Birch — one of the most-respected Western yoga teachers, whose teachings penetrate the more subtle facets of this ancient tradition.Beryl Bender Birch is well known as an Ashtanga yoga devotee and as one of the major innovators of Power Yoga, which served to popularize an athletic, flowing style of asana practice in the west. She has now written Boomer Yoga, a guide to how to begin and adapt a yoga practice in one’s later years.Derek and Angie Kendrick have studied,and practiced with Beryl in the USA and hosted Beryl in Ottawa sevral times.|
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