Jason has been practising yoga for ten years now, specifically Ashtanga yoga. He has studied with renowned Ashtanga teachers such as David Swenson, Rolf Naujokat, Kino McGregor, Mark and Joanne Darby, and David Robson. He continues to practice the traditional daily morning Mysore-style yoga, currently working on the second and third series, drawn to the flowing sequential practice where breath and movement are linked.
In addition Jason is drawn to the meditative side of the practice, where the primary focus is to tune the awareness gently inwards, the idea being to be completely immersed in the full deep breathing as you hold the postures. He believes yoga then becomes a moving meditation- it’s all about the quality of mind as you perform the asanas.
Jason recently travelled to India where he practised in Mysore, at the Sri K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute, under the guidance of Saraswathi Rangaswamy. He plans to return there early in 2016 to continue studying with R Sharath Jois. Jason teaches ashtanga yoga regularly in and around Leeds, and is fond of one of Pattabhi Jois’ popular sayings, “Do your practice and all is coming.”
Jason started Ashtanga Yoga in 2005 in Buenos Aries and has practised it regularly finding a natural ability and grace that is seen in few practitioners so soon. A trained classical pianist Jason enjoys the flow and challenges that the sequence offers.
He has studied with David Swenson, his initial role model and still a source of inspiration. He has also studied with Manju Jois, David Williams, Joanne and Mark Darby and Bryan Kest.
Jason regularly teaches on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturday mornings as well as running regular led Ashtanga Primary Series sessions. He will be teaching the Introduction to Mysore programme.