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Yoga with Kerry in India »
In January 2005 two Yoga teachers from the Maritimes and myself went to Beypore, India to study Yoga with a senior Yogi Master. Beypore, Kerala is a culture rich area far from the tourist areas of India. Although the instruction, teachers and certification programs here in the western world are excellent, I felt it was necessary to study with an Indian Charya, in the country Yoga comes from, to deepen my understanding of Yoga.
We began our formal practice at 5:00am, before dawn, teacher arriving about 6:00am. We were told that a true classical asana practice begins before dawn each day, and Pranyama is practiced at sundown. During the day we discussed, made notes, went over notes, practiced, walked, discussed, ate, breathed and slept Yoga. In the late afternoon our teacher came back and led us in Pranyama and meditation until after dark. When we weren’t studying we attended cultural and family events, went to schools, villages, temples, and homes learning how Yoga is a part of the lifestyle and people of India.
It was an experience that is impossible to describe in words. This CD includes the opening chant, sung by our teacher. This common chant began each morning practice, in the dark, our only light the flame of the brass oil lamp. Not included in the CD, but in the background we could also hear the sounds of the jungle and villagers beginning their day, the sweeping, the cries of the birds and animals, the chanting from the mosque, as well as smell the spices and cooking mixed with the smoldering fires being lit by the roads and walkways.
The music in the background is performed by two local musicians who did not speak English, and I did not speak Malayalam. Though we did not speak the language of words, we had an understanding of music and how the music needed to be ancient and meditative, as music would be when used for practicing Yoga.
Being recorded in a recording studio was a first for my Yoga teacher and the musicians.
The Yoga instruction on the CD is a combination of what I learned in India, as well as the knowledge from my teachers and certification here in Canada. My teacher in India only spoke the Sanskrit terms for all the asanas. It would not be an authentic “made in India” CD if the English translations were used, therefore each asana is given in the Sanskrit term. You will quickly learn what they are, in Sanskrit, as we did.
Yoga with Nature »
The Relaxation Yoga with Nature cd consists of 72 minutes of hatha yoga instruction. The program begins with a meditative intro, focusing on breath and body. It flows into gentle asanas bringing attention to proper alignment and detail. Ten minutes of savasana ( deep relaxation ) completes your time of Yoga with Kerry. Namaste.
*also includes illustrated insert of poses.
Yoga for Youth »
is a booklet designed to help teachers with limited Yoga experience guide their students through a series, complete with detailed instruction and colour photographs, of poses to help relax and center oneself.