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Manju Jois is the oldest son of K. Pattabhi Jois, recognized worldwide as the foremost authority on Ashtanga Yoga. Manju was born on November 16th, 1944. At the young age of 7, Manju was awakened early each day by his father to begin lessons that would forever change the course of his life and the lives of those who would study with him in the years to come. He began his teaching career at the age of 15 with his father and has taught ever since.
Manju is dedicated to his mission of teaching the ancient tradition of Ashtanga vinyasa yoga, for a total mind-body-spirit unification with Self and has taught the true Mysore Ashtanga method for over 50 years. Manju and his father brought Ashtanga vinyasa yoga to the USA in 1975 and Manju has traveled worldwide teaching this tradition ever since.
He offers Ashtanga weekend workshops, teacher trainings and intensive week-long classes. He incorporates pranayama and vedic chantings in his classes, which go very well with Ashtanga yoga practice. Manju’s intention is to teach in the way of the Ancient tradition and bring the many benefits of Ashtanga yoga to his students.
He hopes to bring “better concentration and understanding” of Astanga Yoga to his students in a world full of distractions. Manju’s dedication to his life of teaching and practicing yoga has brought the benefits of the ancient tradition of Ashtanga Yoga Manju to many students throughout the world, as he guides each to “Unite with Yourself.”
Manju is devoted to his wife Nancy and their young daughter Sathu, named after her paternal Grandmother, who was born in 2002. Sathu is a multi-talented, beautiful girl, who continues to bless the Jois family beyond measure.
Why we love Manju
Having Manju Jois come and share his extensive knowledge and practice with us at SYL is an honour. Manju is the oldest living practitioner of ashtanga yoga, yet always comes with a humbleness and a lightness of spirit that is palpable. His dedication to his fathers work and the continuation of the tradition as he learnt it leaves a deep feeling that you are truly involved in the evolution of a living practice.
When is Manju teaching at SYL?
A Morning Of Practice with Manju Jois
Ashtanga Yoga Led Class | Pranayama | Chanting | Q&A
Sunday 15th September 2019 | 09:00 – 12:00
Location: Stillpoint Yoga Brixton, 41 – 43 Acre Lane, Brixton, SW2 5TN
Join us for a 3 hour workshop with Manju Jois as he teaches the traditional practices of Ashtanga yoga.
- Ashtanga yoga led class guided by Manju, with postures from the primary and intermediate series of Ashtanga yoga. Manju will be assisted by SYL director Scott Johnson
- Manju will lead a chanting and pranayama session.
- Manju will give a lecture and there will be a Q&A.
All practitioners of Ashtanga yoga are welcome to attend this one off special event.
A 3hr Ashtanga Yoga Workshop
Manju Jois Mysore Ashtanga Yoga 5 Day Intensive
Mysore Self Practice | Pranayama | Chanting | Q&A
16th – 20th September 2019
Monday to Friday, 09:30 – 12:00
Location: Stillpoint Yoga Brixton, 41- 43 Acre Lane, Brixton, SW2 5TN
Price for the intensive: £180
We are honoured to welcome Manju Jois back to Stillpoint Yoga London for a 5 day yoga intensive. Manju is dedicated to his mission of teaching in the ancient style of yoga which includes asanas, pranayama and the shanti mantras (peace chants) These lead us toward a deep holistic experience.
- Each day begins with Ashtanga yoga Mysore self practice with individual guidance from Manju. Manju will be assisted by SYL director Scott Johnson
- Lectures, discussions, Q&A
The chanting of the shanti mantras and practice of pranayama will be taught in detail under Manju´s guidance. Chanting is a deeply releasing and healing practice and helps integrate the asana/pranayama work into the body and mind. Manju will provide a deeper understanding of yoga in his talks and open discussions at the end of session.