Be a pal and maybe buy this new Lino Miele video

Back in April, we pointed to a trailer for an upcoming Lino Miele video.

Well, now you can get the full video. Info is at Ashtanga.com:

Lino Miele is a world-renowned teacher of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga system. He was one of the closest students of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Lino is the director of the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in Rome and its affiliates in Milan, Tallinn, Montana and Buenos Aires. Today, he teaches workshops and retreats all over the world. In September 2014, he came to Stuttgart to give a 3-day intensive workshop and exclusive interview.

In this documentary, you see Lino Miele in his unique manner talking about the essence of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga system and how it can change your life. You get to know him as a teacher and how he works individually with the student. Yoga students also talk about their experiences with Ashtanga Yoga and the impact it has on their lives. Overall, you gain a deeper understanding of what Ashtanga Yoga is and how it works. This documentary is valuable for beginner as well as more experienced students.

The workshop and interview were organized by Farzad Ahmadpour and Phelia Robertson, owners of Ashtanga Yoga Stuttgart.

Here’s the trailer again to get you interested:

One thing the info above notes: The video is available only in PAL DVD format, and it suggests you check your DVD player first. It also includes a link to lists of which countries use which form because we still, apparently, are plagued by the ghost of BETA past. I mean, really?

If anyone has already gotten their hands on this video, I’m certainly curious what you think.

The video is 70 minutes long and costs $25.

(Also, please note what I did in that headline.)

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Video: Ashtanga in Russia with Lino Miele

I’ll admit I almost didn’t post this one, as there’s not much to it other than sort-of highlights. It’s like a clip show. But two things caught my attention:

  1. The space with the second floor sort of loft, sort of balcony is unlike anyplace I have seen Ashtanga practiced.
  2. The moment at :46. Some of the best adjustments I’ve gotten — from Tim Miller, Eddie Stern and a handful of others — were similar, small, quiet things.

So, enjoy:

That looks to be the first YouTube video from Ashtanga Yoga Volgograd; maybe more will follow.

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New Lino Miele video: ‘You are your own scientist, for yourself’

This trailer for a DVD covering a Lino Miele workshop in Stuttgart last year is new:

Here’s the description:

Lino Miele is a worldwide known teacher of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga System. He was one of the closest students of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. He is the Director of the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in Rome and its affiliates in Milan, Tallinn, Montana and Buenos Aires. Today he teaches workshops and retreats all over the world. In September 2014 he was coming to Stuttgart, giving a 3 day intensive Workshop and also an exclusive interview.
In this DVD you will see Lino Miele in his unique manner talking about the essence of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga System and how it can change your life. You also get to know him as a teacher and how he individually works with the student.
Yoga Students also talk about their experiences with Ashtanga Yoga and what an impact it had on their lives.
Overall in this DVD you can gain a deeper understanding of what Ashtanga Yoga is and how it works.
It is valuable for the beginner as well as for the more experienced student.

This Workshop and Interview was organized by Farzad Ahmadpour and Phelia Robertson owner of Ashtanga Yoga Stuttgart.

Info on the DVD comes about 3 minutes in, if you’re in a hurry. It looks promising.

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Lino Miele Ashtanga video at … ESPN

This is not where I’d expect to catch a video about Lino Miele, but here you have it. It’s at ESPN Desportes (can’t embed, unfortunately). It comes from a visit of his to Buenas Aires.

It’s about 8:20 long. Here’s the brief description:

Lino Miele Ashtanga Yoga Teacher emphasizes having good breathing and thus able to control all emotions.

And then if you want, you can go farther down the rabbit hole: Here’s a link to ESPN’s “Ashtanga” video archive.

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Another book to check out about Ashtanga

It seems sort of like a Silver Age for Ashtanga books. (The Golden Age being when David Swenson first produced his seminal illustrated practice manual.) Kino MacGregor has one out; Sharath’s followed. I’m probably forgetting a few.

Lurking around, too, I’d noticed, was an Italian and Spanish version of Lino Miele’s Ashtanga Yoga, The Yoga of Breath. I know the “Yoga of Breath” part because, who knows when exactly, an English version has been added. You can — as I assume you’ve figured — get to it at the link above. Here’s a description:

Approximately 360 pages with more than 200 photos, this book is the result of Lino’s more than 20 years of passionate Ashtanga yoga practice and the fruit of 10 years of profound research into the vinyasa method under the guidance of his guru, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. The 1st through 4th series are illustrated and explained in the vinyasa context (currently English, Italian and Spanish edition).

Now that Bobbie and I are practicing almost exclusively at home — although I don’t ever consider myself a home practitioner — perhaps these books are a bit more useful. We have Swenson’s book, of course, and several scribbled-upon notebooks from Tim Miller teacher trainings. Maybe it’s time to build up the library.

Although — and this is probably why I don’t consider myself a home practitioner — nothing beats the one-on-one contact of teacher to student.

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New Ashtanga YouTube channel promises lots of Lino Miele

First off, a shameless plug. We finally got around to creating a dedicated Twitter account. If you want to follow us on there (and we’ll follow you back, promise!), please do: Link right here.

Now, via that Twitter account, we just came across a “new” Youtube channel, which as of Saturday was promising effectively to broadcast a workshop going on with Lino Miele.

Neither Bobbie nor I know a ton about Lino, but what we have been hearing is extremely interesting. So we will be checking this channel out to see if we can learn more.

Here’s the first video and a link to the Ashtanga Yoga Estonia channel (as of this posting, there are four videos up):

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