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Satsang in Boston with Robert Moses

Our Ashtanga community gathered for a Satsang with Robert Moses in early December. We enjoyed Kate’s homemade chai and cookies and fruits provided by all who gathered. Robert spoke to us on the subject of Darshan and Drishti and more, and then performed a pooja for Saraswati, among others. Photos by Cara Brostrom.

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New Ashtanga Yoga and Mysore classes coming to Boston

We are so happy to congratulate our Boston Ashtanga yoga teacher on her new faculty position with¬†Down Under Yoga. Kate will be the director of the Ashtanga Program at their new studio, opening soon at 1054 Beacon Street. We hope you’ll join us at the new location for morning Mysore practice with Kate, offered 5 … Continue reading »

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Intro to Mysore-style Yoga Practice

Hello Boston, we have an introduction to Mysore workshop coming up. This is a great way to get your feet wet and start off with a one month commitment to Mysore practice! Also a great way to get in the groove again if you’ve been out of practice for awhile.   Introduction to Mysore with … Continue reading »

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yoga is not mechanical: teaching Ashtanga

Scot Hendricks is our visiting teacher this winter in Boston, while Kate O’Donnell is in Mysore,¬†India. While regular “teacher-hopping” is not recommended for those practicing ashtanga yoga, it can be very beneficial to the students when a guest teacher comes for a few months. There are no 200-hour ashtanga yoga teacher training programs; what makes … Continue reading »

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Upcoming Ashtanga Yoga Workshops

FREE MYSORE? WHAT!? Yes. We are this excited about Kate O’Donnell’s upcoming Ashtanga yoga workshops. (Yes, one month of Mysore practice is included free with the Intro class.) And no, you don’t have to be able to do this to attend. (But yes, you may be inspired to put in the months or years of … Continue reading »

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inside the mysore room

Here’s a sneak peek into our Mysore room. If you’ve never been to a Mysore style Ashtanga yoga class, it may be a bit confusing at first glance. The traditional system is one of self-practice. Yes, we have a class, and we all come together in the yoga room, but everyone here is doing the … Continue reading »

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Gokulam life in photos

A huge part of practicing Ashtanga yoga in Mysore, India is centered around the locals and yoga tourists who live in Gokulam. Mysore is a fairly large city, and Gokulam is the section of it where the Sri K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga institute is located. From the coffee & chocolate man, to the sweet … Continue reading »

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and…we’re back.

Cut to: Thursday, March 1st. 33 hours in transit from Mysore to Boston. That’s 4 hours careening down the Mysore road to Bangalore; weaving around trucks, pedestrians, cows, carts and entire families on one motorbike (mother, father, two kids and yes the baby too). I found it best to just close my eyes at some … Continue reading »

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Bare feet and glitter

On our last Saturday (rest day) in India, we opted not to rest at all! Instead we climbed all 1,200 steps to the top of Chamundi Hill. In sarees. Kate wrapped us up in our new fabric purchases from Badsha’s Bazaar. We made the pilgrimage uphill, under our umbrellas (portable sun shade), to pay our … Continue reading »

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