Sean Toland was lucky enough to begin his Ashtanga Yoga journey in Goa, India with Rolf Naujokat. Despite always enjoying playing a lot of sports growing up and training in the gym, he always felt there was some aspect that was missing. After taking some time off to go travelling in 2012, his first stop was India. It was there in Goa where he fortunately stumbled upon a more holistic approach and philosophy to life than just keeping fit.
Since his first trip to India in 2012, Sean has maintained a daily practice and never looked back. This also led him to explore a more plant-based lifestyle and now considers it to be essential for personal and global health. He has returned another three times to continue his studies with Rolf and Sharath Jois at the KPJAYI in Mysore and last December was his fifth trip to India.
Sean has spent the majority of his time practising and assisting in Dubai with Level II authorised teachers Olivier David and Nea Ferrier. He has more recently travelled to China where he was teaching in the city of Dongguan and will continue to share his love of the practice around Asia and the Middle-East.
Ashtanga yoga is an ancient form of yoga taught by Vamana Rishi in the Yoga Korunta. The main components of Ashtanga yoga, as emphasised by Pattabhi Jois are; Vinyasa, Tristhana and the Six Poisons.
A traditional 90-minute class, counted in Sanskrit, that takes you through the full primary series of the Ashtanga Vinyasa method. Students are led through the vinyasas in a continuous fashion, with an emphasis on asana names and breath counts.