Tim Miller (yoga teacher)

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Tim Miller (born 1951) is an American teacher and author on the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga style of modern yoga.

Life and work[edit]

Tim Miller was educated at the University of California, Riverside, where he studied psychology and Eastern philosophy.[1]

Miller was the first American certified by K. Pattabhi Jois to teach Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga[1][2] and was one of the first to bring Ashtanga Yoga to the United States.[3][4][5] Vanity Fair refers to Miller as one of Jois' "best known students",[6] and The New York Times refers to Miller as "one of the first Ashtanga teachers in United States."[7] Yoga Journal named him as one of the 10 most influential yoga teachers in America.[8]

Miller met Jois in Encinitas, California in 1978 after practicing yoga for only 8 months.[9] He went to India to study under Jois, and decided to teach yoga.[9] He became Director of the Ashtanga Yoga Center in Encinitas, California in 1981; it has since moved premises several times.[1][10][11]

He taught at the first Yoga Journal conference in 1996 and has been a frequent speaker and teacher at subsequent events.[12][13] He is known for his affable, un-intimidating teaching style.[14]

Books & DVDs[edit]

  • Tim Miller, Ashtanga Yoga at the House of Yoga & Zen on Maui, CustomFlix (DVD), (2010)
  • K. Pattabhi Jois, Ashtanga Yoga, 1st and 2nd Series, Yoga Works Productions (VHS tapes), Santa Monica, California (1996)
  • Larry Schultz and Janice Gates, Ashtanga Yoga As Taught By Shri K. Pattabhi Jois, Foreword by Tim Miller (1997)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Schneider 2003, pp. 60-65.
  2. ^ Yoga Journal, Nov 2001: Teacher to Teacher: There's No Place Like Home, Tim Miller and Sarah Powers discuss the pros and cons of attending formal classes versus practicing on your own. By Fernando Pages Ruiz
  3. ^ Yoga Journal Magazine March 2001: Armchair Yogi: Tim Miller
  4. ^ Yoga Journal Website: Expert Q&A: Easing Ujjayi Breathing by Tim Miller
  5. ^ Yoga for Men: Postures for Healthy, Stress-Free Living, page 72, By Thomas Claire, ISBN 978-1-56414-665-6
  6. ^ Anon (2013-05-19). "Whose Yoga Is it, Anyway?". Vanity Fair. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  7. ^ Jane Gross (February 27, 2004). "Journeys; In the Yucatán: All Yoga, All the Time". The New York Times. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  8. ^ "10 Influential Yoga Teachers Who Have Shaped Yoga in America". Yoga Journal. 2016-02-08.
  9. ^ a b Yoga Journal Magazine: Jul-Aug 3003: OMPAGE, Talking Shop with Tim Miller
  10. ^ "A Brief History of Ashtanga Yoga in Encinitas". Ashtanga Yoga Center, Encinitas. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  11. ^ Gregory Dennis (3 October 1991). "Some New Twists to the Art of Yoga". Los Angeles Times.
  12. ^ Yoga Journal Magazine: December 1995: Yoga, Mind, & Spirit at the Hyatt Regency, San Francisco
  13. ^ Yoga Journal Magazine: Google Books Archives
  14. ^ San Diego Magazine Jun 2006

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