Tim Miller was the first American certified to teach Ashtanga Yoga by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Center in Mysore, India. That was over 25 years ago. He claims he was “hooked” ever since. After several trips to India and many years of personal practice, Tim opened the Ashtanga Yoga Center in Encinitas, California. Encinitas holds the distinction of being the birthplace of Ashtanga Yoga thanks to the work of David Williams who sponsored Pattabhi Jois on his first trip to the US in 1975. Tim Miller met Pattabhi Jois when he returned to Encinitas in 1978. Tim took over the Ashtanga Yoga Nilayam in 1981 and has inspired countless students on their path.
Jennifer Elliott is one of those inspired by the dedication and teaching of Tim Miller. Jennifer brought Tim Miller to her Yoga Barn this April where he engaged local practitioners in a teacher training workshop. Part of his traditional teacher training includes a discussion on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. iHanuman has created a podcast of this discussion for your listening pleasure this week. You can stream the audio here or subscribe to the podcast in itunes or any other of your favorite feed readers.
For more information on Tim Miller and his yoga center, visit the Ashtanga Yoga Center Website. Thanks for helping to build the bridge with iHanuman. Namaste.