What to Look for in a Yoga Teacher | Mark Whitwell

“The basic religious notion that truth needs to be found, that it is higher, deeper, but not here in this ordinariness, has denied us our own power, which is life. Life has its own perfect intelligence. The underlying cause of humanity’s dysfunction-whether physical violence, war, sexual abuse, or mental despair-is the presumption of separation encoded in the patriarchal thought structures of civilization. | Mark Whitwell | Heart of Yoga
With my dear friend Domagoj Orlic. It is written, The heart is the seat of mind. | Mark Whitwell
The Pyramid of Disempowerment in Yoga Business charts how sexual abuse, predatory behaviour, and physical assault are built upon a wide spectrum of neglect | Mark Whitwell | Heart of Yoga
‘The actual practice of yoga takes each person in a different direction.’ TKV Desikachar. The end of patriarchy is happening every in the world. The teacher’s job is to empower the student with their breath and to recognise them as the unique force of life that they are.
With my dear friend and teacher TKV Desikachar. The world work that Desikachar and his father have done for humanity has the most profound relevance to our relational lives. Sex is where we are stuck. And everywhere we look we see pain, violence, sexual abuse, and hostility. Yoga reprograms the nervous system to receive, the whole body becomes soft and strong, giving and receiving in relationship of mutual affection and support. | Mark Whitwell

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Mark Whitwell has worked as a Yoga teacher around the world for the last 45 years and is the author of 4 books on Yoga. He lives in Fiji with his wife Rosalind.

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Mark Whitwell

Mark Whitwell has worked as a Yoga teacher around the world for the last 45 years and is the author of 4 books on Yoga. He lives in Fiji with his wife Rosalind.