Sutra Discussion Group Sunday December 11

Dear Sutra Discussers,

We will be back with our monthly discussion on Sunday December 11 at 10:00 at Karen’s house, 336 W Dana St, 94041, until 11:30. Bring your translations as usual.

We plan to continue with Book 2 with sutras 2.11-2.12. To get the most out of the gathering, it is recommended to read a few translations and commentaries beforehand.

You can also listen to our previous discussions at the website.

Please note that we will focus on the sutras themselves, rather than more general discussion.

Thanksgiving Week

Hi folks, as most of you know by now, Kirsten Berg and Mitchell Gold will be guest teaching for Thanksgiving week’s mysore classes. Classes will be at normal times except for Thursday (7/9 am with K/M) and Friday, when there will be self practice from 700 am to 900 am.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Bodywork Workshop for Partners & Friends

Posting this to see how much interest there is about the workshop:

Sunday 11/20, 1pm – 4pm
Location TBD – Palo Alto or Mountain View

Friends and couples in relationship are both welcome.

Most people have a specific pattern causing discomfort, and each of us seeks something different in the way of touch with differing levels of sensitivity.  The art in this class will be to identify “what is up” through visual observation and verbal inquiry.  Then we will explore ways of working with another.

We will experiment with different hands-on styles to release unique patterns underlying strain ranging from non-intrusive (e.g. Trager) to relaxing (e.g. Swedish-Esalen) to deep fascial (e.g. Structural Integration – aka Rolfing).

The workshop will provide significant space for inquiry and discussion, and mentoring in technique will be offered throughout.

Please contact me directly via email at – if you are interested in attending.

Rolfing with Mitchell

If you’re interested in Structural Integration / ’Rolfing’ sessions, Mitchell is offering sessions this week and next.  Last sessions are on Wednesday, November 23rd.

If you would like to work on structural alignment, whole body integrity, or the resolution of physical strain, please discuss this work with him.

The process involves deep, slow work with fascial (‘connective tissue’) layering, and can be received as an individual session – e.g. to relieve shoulder stress – or as a more holistic series.

As a teacher of Ashtanga, Mitchell has an approach that is supportive and sympathetic to the needs of yoga practitioners.

Please contact Mitchell at, or 510-227-8385 (msg)


From Anh…..She is here!

Dear Ashtangis –

She’s here! Josh and I are delighted to share the arrival of our daughter – Adeline Dara Borger born on September 30 (6 pounds, 10 ounces). Labor was long but the delivery was uneventful.
As I am not a social media person, I hope you’ll bear with this old fashion (sorta of) announcment and a bit belated as we come up intermittently for air. adeline
I hope to get back on the mat soon and see everyone again. Until then….it’s home practice — for now.
Josh, Anh & Adeline.

Theatre Recommendation

TheatreWorks’ latest offering, “Outside Mullingar,” opened on October 8 at the Mountain View Center for Performing Arts. Ken and Elaine recommend it highly. It is the story of two neighboring families outside of a small town in Ireland. It is heartfelt, funny, poignant: in all a wonderful story, very well-acted.  Performed as one act (no intermission), through October 30.  For a 25% discount on tickets, use the discount code TONY25.  More info on the play and to get tickets: