I have had a strong yoga practice for the last 35 years, teaching for over 20. Here are just a few references to my yoga lineages:
„Sitting, for the delight of sitting“ – Clive Sheridan One of my earliest, and definitely most beloved teachers is a man who does not like to be named, wishes no fame, wants not to leave a footprint on earth: an englishman who is a living embodiment of Hatha Yoga and lived as a true yogi in India for a long time.
He is a quiet legend, a great man, has a huge heart and a brilliant mind.
Other major influences are
Simon Borg Olivier
I would kiss his feet anyday.
Simon the Great
“Slow is the new fast! Keep it simple, breathe and quietly expand”
“Your biology and biography are the same” – In other words the story of who you are is reflected in your body.
You cannot hide from this! (Caroline Myss)
“The lead of your wounds become the gold of your gifts”
and Peter Rousell https://www.byoga.co.uk have also very worthy feet.
“Make a space on the floor, clean enough you‘re okay touching it. Wear clothes free enough to move, warm enough for how slow you will go/ how warm it is. You will need 5 mins to lie on your back. Focus the mind on how you are breathing and make some moves.
This is how we set up for yoga practice – Peter John Macdonald Roussel
There have been many others, but I don’t want to go on a long boring ramble here. Each and every yogi (genderless!) – the list is long – has left a beautiful mark on me. I feel so incredibly blessed and indebted to the wisdom of all the yogis who have ever been, for me there is no greater “science of the spirit”.
And I marvel at the almost daily inspirations and realizations that I personally derive from my own practice. The “wisdom of the east” has been passed on to the rest of the world, and there are truly great people everywhere now applying ancient tools to the modern world and producing very exciting, new interpretations.