Kino Macgregor Speaks on Sharing the Flame of Ashtanga Yoga. {Video}

Via Hadji Jones
on Jun 18, 2012
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The other day in Philly, I had the pleasure of meeting and practicing with Ashtanga Master Kino Macgregor.

Kino was in Philadelphia teaching at the wonderful boutique studio, Shanti Yoga Shala, in Midtown Village.

There were a number of questions that I wanted to ask one of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois most devout disciples of my time. The one question that I knew I had to ask was, “What has been the reason for you to maintain and continue the Ashtanga lineage?”

The reason this was an important question for me is because I’m seeing a pattern of yoga lineages evolving or dissipating. So many teachers these days are either switching teaching styles or creating their own. Yogic tradition has become a thing of the past in many places, so it shows dedication to stay true to a style.

I was honored that Kino took the time before her workshop to answer my question in her dharma talk. That day she spoke to us about the importance of chanting, Guruji’s view on the importance of the spiritual practice of yoga, as well as many other facets of her Ashtanga practice.

Please check out the video below:


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Philadelphia native, Hadji Jones is creating a serene experience for those following his teaching. As “The Black Yogi”, Hadji teaches his students that ethnicity, size, age, or social stature have no bearing on whom will benefit from the healing principles of the practice. You can connect with Hadji at, onTwitter and Facebook.


8 Responses to “Kino Macgregor Speaks on Sharing the Flame of Ashtanga Yoga. {Video}”

  1. Thaddeus1 says:

    "Guruji always meant this to be a devotional practice. He meant for this to transform our lives."


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  2. yogijulian says:

    might wanna fix the title?

  3. Cindy says:

    Am I the only one who finds her to be a rambling sycophant?

  4. bj says:

    All I know is she empowers me to do great things. She is inspiring and must be something special for her to be given the gift of astanga direct from its creator. A judgement free life is the best life 🙂

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  6. I've just recently started following Kino. Everytime she speaks about something I am inspired. She's so sweet and has so much knowlege to give freely. I have recently started to practice Ashtanga style so it's good to see someone who has been there, and feels so strongly about the traditional practice and Guruji.

  7. OMG ~ the perfect guru for the "Gossip Girl" generation!