Gregor Maehle has studied yoga since 1982, focusing on Ashtanga Yoga since 1990. He spent several years in India studying the many branches of yoga under various masters, including K. Pattabhi Jois, B. N. S. Iyengar, and B. K. S. Iyengar. He is the author of Ashtanga Yoga: Practice and Philosophy and the cofounder and director of 8 Limbs Ashtanga Yoga in Perth, Australia, where he lives.
"Gregor Maehle's Ashtanga Yoga -- The Intermediate Series is
a treasure chest of practical gems. He weaves together important
insights into the anatomy and form of the yoga postures with the
contemplative and internal aspects of yoga practice. Tying together
philosophy, myth, and subtle practices, he gives the student an
ever-deepening experience of the true tradition of yoga."
-- Richard Freeman, founder of the Yoga Workshop in Boulder, Colorado
"Gregor Maehle's first book, Ashtanga Yoga: Practice and
Philosophy, was a valuable and welcome addition to the
available resources on Ashtanga Yoga. His latest book, Ashtanga
Yoga -- The Intermediate Series, guides us further down the
path, leading deeper into the realms of this dynamic system.
Gregor's concise and insightful explanations of the practice,
theory, philosophy, and anatomical details of Ashtanga Yoga bring
to life the beauty and elegance found within the minutiae of the
practice. Thank you again, Gregor!"
-- David Swenson, author of Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual "I was pleased to find that once again Gregor Maehle has done an excellent job of presenting the traditional method of Ashtanga Yoga. This book provides a wealth of background information essential for building the context needed to fully benefit from this profound method of yoga -- to prepare the soil so the practice bears the intended fruit. Students need to do the work of reading and studying the ancient texts in order to fully appreciate the practice, to have a context in which it can fit. This book helps to fill in many of those blanks. I salute Gregor for his hard work and his studiousness and thank him for helping to maintain the authentic, traditional practice, thus enabling students to have the intended experience of this great form of yoga."
-- Chuck Miller, Ashtanga Yoga teacher, senior student of Shri K. Pattabhi Jois since 1980