Our teachers & yoga method
Tashi Dawa is a KPJAYI Authorised level 2 Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga teacher whose objective is to lead each student to develop and adore their daily yoga self-practice.
Traveling annually to India to study yoga since 2004, Tashi Dawa continues to deepen her practice each year at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in Mysore with Sharat Jois.
She’s been a practitioner of yoga since she was in her teens and has had the opportunity to study with many wonderful teachers around the world including Manju Jois, Godfrey Devereux, Simon Borg-Oliver, John Ogilvie, Kristina Karitinou, Eddie Stern, Mark & Joanna Darby & many others.
Tashi Dawa has completed many professional teacher trainings around the world in Ashtanga Vinyasa, hatha, dynamic and restorative yoga. She is also an experienced Thai Yoga and Ayurvedic massage therapist.
A nomad by nature, Tashi Dawa has been traveling most of her life and has lived & worked all over Australia, South Pacific Islands, Asia & Europe. As well as teaching yoga, she has has a BA in Arts and a Masters Degree in Community Development from Melbourne University and has managed art, dance & community projects.
She was given her lovely name Tashi Dawa – which translates as ‘Happy Moon’ in Tibetan – by her parents who were followers of Lama Yeshe in the 1970’s.
The basic sequence of Ashtanga Vinyasa
We use the structure of Ashtanga Vinyasa to inform class sequences, taking the time to break each pose down, allowing the body and mind to fully integrate the subtleties of each posture. This teaching method helps you to relate deeply to the nature of cause and effect in your body, mind, and breath. This brings fresh energy into the organs and muscles and awakens you into a deeply satisfying awareness of being.
This yoga method is not an attempt to make anything happen; rather it is an enquiry into the possibility to see more clearly what is actually happening. This enquiry helps us to understand that although we may feel trapped in habitual thoughts and behaviour, the awareness from which we see that is always free, always here.
During our yoga posture practice, we amplify our ability to feel life, moment by moment, and to be fully aware of the sensations generated by the intelligence of our body. This approach leads us to an intimate familiarity with what is permanent, so we are liberated from feeling bound by things that are temporary and impermanent.
Beginners often find they can experience the essence of yoga during their very first lesson
“Tashi is an amazing teacher, I learned so much from her in such a short space of time. Lots of love, Bindya”
Jenni excels at helping students of all ages to engage and connect more satisfyingly with themselves and with all aspects of life. She shares her love of yoga with students like a keen gardener – planting seeds, tending them and encouraging development.
Always seeking balance, she will challenge and support you, providing a safe space for enquiry and experimentation. In each class she encourages students to practice yoga in a compassionate and light-hearted way, combining the somatic sequencing of the Dynamic Yoga Method with elements of Ashtanga and Vinyasa flow.
Jenni’s classes are suitable for beginners/novices as well as experienced practitioners
In addition to teaching yoga, Jenni is also a vegetarian chef, a massage therapist, a Reiki Master and writes for Yoga magazines. Jenni’s teachers – Godfrey Devereux (Dynamic Yoga Method), Burgs (Burmese and Tibetan Buddhist meditation), Heather Elton (Hatha flow, restorative), Joey Miles and Sharath Jois (Ashtanga) as well as my friends and fellow teachers Tashi Dawa and Tara South (Vinyasa Flow).
I was enchanted by Jenni’s yoga course at Kaliyoga – Jenni’s strength is to bring all levels together so we were able to practice in the same class. A wonderful week, Louise x
Kaliyoga Calendar 2017
Kaliyoga Calendar 2018
15th october 2017
Fun, Fitness & Wellbeing
Romantic bike rides through the enchanting Puglia countryside and vinyasa yoga designed to unwind your mind and bring you inner peace.
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19th november 2017
The experience of menopause might seem like the end of youth, but by exploring the physical and psychological symptoms in a fresh light, this retreat really can turn your transition into a joyful new beginning.
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