Friday, June 22, 2012


1. New Sunday Mysore Time: 9-11 a.m. Starts June 24!
As of this Sunday, June 24, Sunday Mysore class will begin at 9 a.m. and finish at 11. See you there!  

2. Photographer Wanted!
I want some shots of Mysore class in the new studio space — however, the lighting situation means I need an experienced photographer. 

If anyone has a photographer contact, please respond to this email. 

Even better if your photographer friend despises money, although I am prepared to pay for services and/or exchange Yoga instruction.

3. My Book is on Amazon
What? You haven't bought my book yet? You really need to get one in order to keep abreast of water cooler conversations.

If you have purchased, read, and thoroughly enjoyed my book, I think that your friends, family and co-workers all need their own copies. 

I will gladly sign them for you.


4. Upcoming Moon Days
We've all been "that guy," that is, the person peering into the dark, locked, and empty Yoga studio as the sun rises. 

Get in the habit of checking and knowing upcoming "moon days," which are when Mysore classes are not held. 

Tune in to the cycles of the moon!

Upcoming July Moon Days:
July 3 and July 18

List of 2012 Moon Days

Why No Practice on Moon Days?

5. Dr. Shankaranarayana Jois at Amrita Yoga in Portland
Amrita Yoga Studio in John's Landing is hosting Dr. K.L. Shankaranarayna Jois from July 19 to July 22.

This is a rare and wonderful opportunity to study with an "acarya" (lit. “he who knows the rules”), a spiritual teacher who has mastered a particular branch of knowledge; Dr. Jois is also a Sanskirt Vidwan (lit. "the learned"), equivalent to a Phd.

From Amrita's description: 

"Dr. Jois off ers rare teachings and insight into the ancient Indian arts and sciences. He holds a Phd in yoga, an MA and Vidwan in Sanskrit, has practiced asana, pranayama and mudra for 6 years under the guidance of Sri Pattabhi Jois at the Maharaja’s government Sanskrit College between 1968 to 1974, and is a hereditary Vedic astrologer going back multiple generations.

A retired assistant professor of Sanskrit, Jois, called "Acharya" by students, has a keen and nuanced understanding of this ancient language."

You can attend all or part of Jois' workshop. All fees go directly to supporting Acharya and his yoga school in India, the sadvidya foundation. Consequently, Amrita is accepting a sliding-scale tuition.

I plan to attend a few of Jois' lectures, so I hope to see some of you there!