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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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My Experience as The Teacher

My journey here in Glasgow is almost at an end.  Being the surrogate leader these past few months has taught me a lot. I came here without expectations, and started with what I knew. In the beginning, it was natural to approach the Mysore room like a 2-hour assisting stint with chanting half way through. … 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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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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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 »

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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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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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