We are Suzanne and John Forde, a husband and wife who each have over a decade of experience of daily ashtanga yoga practice. We have travelled to Mysore numerous times to practice with both Pattabhi Jois (before his death in 2009) and Sharath Jois, the current lineage holder in the ashtanga tradition.
We try to bring a gentle approach to what can be an intense practice, and encourage our students to delve into what it means to find the balance between effort and surrender.
We are both authorised to teach ashtanga yoga by the K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in Mysore, India, the only body which can grant teaching authorisations for ashtanga yoga. We take seriously the responsibility of preserving the ashtanga practice in its traditional form, for the benefit of this, and future generations.