Kristina just told me that this was how they used to demonstrate the series to a new group of students, one breath a posture, the whole series in half an hour.
I love this video, such an honesty to it, an innocence....
Derek includes some 'extras' in his Primary, not sure if this was taught to him by Pattabhi Jois or something he just added in EG. the hanumanasana work after the parasarita group, the trivikramasana's
This was at the practice Place in Crete, here's another video from there, this time Derek leading the class through Primary.
The class above was turned into a Led primary series CD, I have it, it's excellent, a few surprises. See this post for a review of the CD as well as Derek's Pranayama CD also excellent, in fact I was practising along to it earlier in the week.
Derek Ireland Ashtanga Led Primary CD and Pranayama CD
This post is of the tribute to Derek Ireland in Fusion magazine
Crete - Derek Ireland tribute in old edition of Fusion magazine also Ashtanga.com article links
and another post
Crete - Derek Ireland and the British/European school of Ashtanga
Here's a link to the interview I posted with Kristina Karitinou a few months back.
Entelechy : An Interview with Certified Ashtanga Teacher Kristina Karitinou
Anthony: Tell me about ‘The Practice Place’, the Ashtanga community in Greece at that time?
Kristina’s work is a continuation of Derek Ireland’s teaching principles. Her work is dedicated to him.
And I can't resist the Ashtanga and Zen video filmed by Alessandro while I was in crete at Kristina's shala for manju's TT course. Watch it to the end for Kristina singing 'The Song of Seikilos'
"This song is one of the earliest examples yet found of a complete musical composition from the ancient world. Although other songs have been found that pre-date 'The Song of Seikilos' by many centuries, they only survive in fragments.
Kristina and Hyon Gak Sunim (that's him chanting powerfully in the video, an Ashtangi Zen monk or is that a Zen Monk Ashtnagi?) are just about to conduct an Ashtanga and Zen workshop in Geneva if your in town this weekend.