Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, founder of the system of Ashtanga Yoga, certified David Garrigues to teach in 1997 in Mysore, India. David has since dedicated his life to sharing the knowledge, insights and gifts the practice of Ashtanga yoga holds. More than thirteen years have passed since my study with David Garrigues began and he has since passed these ideas, this knowledge, down to me. As I continue on this path, in learning from his teaching and my own self inquiry I endeavor to share that knowledge with all I encounter.
Faith, trust and above all — self-study, is required when making the choice to follow this lineage of ashtanga yoga as passed down from teacher to student. Parampara. Faith and trust not only in your teacher but also in your ability to self-investigate, to develop self-awareness, is what will enhance and deepen your own love for this practice.