The Difference Between Bikram and Tony
An interview was just published with Tom Sutherland, a yogi and yoga teacher who has studied with both Bikram and Tony Sanchez. There are many yogis out there who have studied with both, including Benjamin Lorr author of Hell-Bent, but this is the first article I've seen that directly addresses the differences between the two teachers who come from the same yoga lineage.
I recommend the article to any interested yogi, especially those in the Bikram/Ghosh lineage. Here are some of my favorite parts:
"At Bikram training we're taught to teach one way and that this is the only way."
"There's nothing rote about [Tony's] system at all."
"[Tony's] biggest thing is about sustainability."
“It’s been very difficult… I was a very different, very outcasted teacher… I was actually fired from two studios and had to quit from another.”
Read the whole article by Kara-Leah Grant here.
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