Classes taught at Earth Sky Yoga are based on the wisdom of Sri T. Krishnamacharya, directly through the lineage of his son, Sri TKV Desikachar, via Heart of Yoga teachers Mark Whitwell, Mark Breadner and Karen Schaefer (Ani Pema). Mischa has also studied extensively with Michael de Manincor of The Yoga Institute, Cammeray and Saraswathi Vasudevan of Yoga Vahini, Chennai.
Yogic practices taught at Earth Sky Yoga originate from the ancient philosophy of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, a classical yogic text, which defines yoga as ‘the cessation of the fluctuations of the mind’ – in other words – the ability to focus the mind in one direction continuously, without interruption. As most of us do not find our minds in this state very often, it is quite useful to learn ways to support the mind to attain this state, and along the way enjoy the numerous benefits of having a mind capable of being in this state confers on our general state of health and wellbeing.
Whilst study of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra is a lifelong process of exploration and practical application, Mischa has studied and learned to chant Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras under the guidance of both Michael de Manincor and Saraswathi Vasudevan, and enjoys continuing her own learning and understanding of the Sutras through sharing her knowledge with others.
Edwin Bryant on the Yoga Sutras - http://www.fivetattvas.com/chitheads1/edwin-bryant