Ian Cheney

SamasthitihI was first introduced to Astanga Yoga in 2002 by a friend at University and have been hooked on the practice ever since. In 2012 I began my apprenticeship with Gingi Lee in London, before completing a Teacher Training qualification (Yoga Alliance 200hr) with my principle teacher – John Scott – the following year.

In 2014, I travelled for the first time to Mysore, India to study and practice with Sharath Jois, Head of the K. Pattabhi Jois Astanga Yoga Institute. I now return to Mysore each year as well as assist John Scott with his workshops internationally. Over the years, I have also studied with in Manju Jois, David Keil, Greg Nardi, Mark Robberds, Dena Kingsberg, Rolf Naujokat and Kristina Ireland.

I try to bring with my teaching the dedication and enthusiasm I find within my own practice. I believe that yoga is a deeply personal experience and encourage students to find their own space, in balance with the wisdom of the tradition. Fundamentally though, while yoga can be challenging on many levels, first and foremost it should be a loving, warm and fun experience for all.