Joey came to yoga after a mis-spent youth pursuing the circus, martial arts and physical theatre. At Goldsmiths University of London he directed the Yoga Society for 3 years and sat regularly with the FWBO (Friends of the Western Buddhist Order). After completing his degree in Drama he became an assistant to Hamish Hendry at Ashtanga Yoga London during this time he studied annually with his guru, the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, in Mysore and in 2004 was authorised by Jois to teach the primary series. In 2005 Joey began practicing Iyengar Yoga with Alaric Newcomb. The attention to alignment, precision and subtle detail this brought has greatly influenced his practice, teaching and perception and he regularly gets scolded now in Mysore by Sharath Jois for doing standing poses too wide!
From 2005 until 2008 Joey taught the daily Mysore program at the Triyoga centre in Primrose Hill, London and then in 2009 Joey moved to Leeds where he set up, and continues to run, Yorkshire’s first Mysore program: Ashtanga Yoga Leeds.
In 2012 Joey assisted Sharath Jois daily at the KPJAYI for a month and was given Authorisation level 2 (blessing to teach the intermediate series) and in 2014 Joey completed the Advanced A series under Sharath’s tutelage – it was hard!
Joey’s teaching is rigorous and playful and his intention is to bring clarity and emphasis to sound alignment within the ashtanga system, thereby demonstrating the unity among different schools of yoga.
Why we love Joey
We feel that Joey is one of the brightest and knowledgable ashtanga yoga teachers teaching today. His wisdom, depth and understanding of yoga practice blends with a calm and beautifully measured delivery. He helps you go beyond your limitations with insight, clarity and above all, compassion
When is Joey teaching at SYL?
5 Day Mysore Intensive
27th Feb – 3rd March 2017
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