browser icon
You are using an insecure version of your web browser. Please update your browser!
Using an outdated browser makes your computer unsafe. For a safer, faster, more enjoyable user experience, please update your browser today or try a newer browser.

india

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 »

Categories: india, photos | 8 Comments

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 »

Categories: india, mysore, practice in Mysore, India | Leave a comment

Notes from our final conference in Mysore…

This week was the last conference I will be attending during my stay here in Mysore, and I think it was my favorite. It was another early one, 10am, and Sharath’s fatigue from teaching 3 back-to-back Led classes (2 Primary and 1 Intermediate) was apparent. He was still generous and patient with his time; humor … Continue reading »

Categories: conference, india, mysore | Leave a comment

T-minus One Week – other side of the world edition.

It’s strange, the process of time passing here in Mysore. Technically, I’ve been here three weeks, but if someone were to ask me how long I’d been here (and I couldn’t cheat via technology) I’d be at a loss to gauge the days in any quantitative sense. Plans are never set in stone here. No … Continue reading »

Categories: india, mysore, practice in Mysore, India, second-generation ashtangis | 1 Comment

Welcome to India

Tuesday evening, the end of our new moon day here in India. I’ve just had a rest day castor oil bath. Not a habit I make back home in Boston, but when in Rome (or Mysore, as it is), you know what they say. I bought the castor oil this morning from the coffee and … Continue reading »

Categories: india, mysore, practice in Mysore, India, second-generation ashtangis | 5 Comments

Not Authorized.

Kate introduced us to Sharath a few days ago. We are the Boston crew, all here in Mysore together. Cara was introduced as her assistant; I was, “a very good student, coming every day.” Kate also added that Cara teaches when she is out of town. Sharath’s immediate reaction: “But not authorized, not eligible.” Then … Continue reading »

Categories: india, mysore, practice in Mysore, India, second-generation ashtangis, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A few differences….

So, I was warned that practicing in Mysore would be different than practicing at home in Boston. Not surprising, but it was still overwhelming to come here and really feel the difference. Every day I wake up at 7am, have breakfast, some coffee, and what feels like a boat load of time to kill before … Continue reading »

Categories: india, mysore, Uncategorized | Tags: , , | 9 Comments

Oh, India.

The classic photo op for every ashtangi visiting Mysore, with a cameo appearance by Cow. Just another day in India. Also, please note the glass shards lining the top of the wall surrounding the yoga school. This is perhaps an aesthetic choice, but the school also has a delightful “bouncer”named Prakash whose morning duties are … Continue reading »

Categories: india, mysore, photos | Tags: , | 2 Comments

January 29-31, 2012…a.k.a. The longest day of my life.

It’s weird when 2.5 days of your life go by and you haven’t slept during any of them. Flying east will do that. It’s dark, then light, then dark again. We drove in cars (30 mins), flew in planes (7 hours), lounged in the Paris airport (5 hours, croissants were consumed), took another flight (9 … Continue reading »

Categories: india, mysore, second-generation ashtangis | 6 Comments

Packing for Mysore, India

                          Packing my bags this afternoon, getting ready for the double long haul flight to Mysore, India. Here’s a glimpse into some of the contents of my little suitcase. 1. Documentation! I have a copy of my email confirmation of acceptance for study … Continue reading »

Categories: india, mysore | Tags: | 6 Comments