In this case it means there is no Friday Led Primary Series tomorrow at 630 am. Enjoy the rest!
I will be teaching this Wednesday night’s visitor instruction at our local zendo if you would like an introduction to the practice and the place. It is an opportunity to try this practice, which is complimentary to yoga.
Also if you want to dive in deeper, there is an all day sesshin (retreat) this Saturday Feb 11, which you can attend as little or as much as you want to.
Dear Sutra Discussers,
We will be back with our monthly discussion on Sunday February 12 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 Karma in Book 2 with sutras 2.14-2.15. 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 www.sutratalk.com website.
See some of you Sunday
A week from today (2/12/17) I will teach an Intro to Mysore workshop. In it we talk about what Mysore is and do a short introductory practice. It serves as an excellent bridge to attending a Mysore class, and also a chance for already practicing folks to get a better sense of the intentions behind the practice, and the history.
Registration and information are here.
While this workshop is designed for students new to the practice, if you are already a monthly member and have not had a chance to attend, you are welcome to join us/ audit the class. If you can’t make it this time, we usually offer this workshop 2-3 times per year so you can catch it another time. It is always nice to have different perspectives there on how it feels to practice in the beginning and over time.
Feel free to pass this information to anyone you know that is curious about Mysore or might enjoy this workshop.
You might have noticed a row of mats in the office by the wall. Those are mats from the back storage area. If you keep your mat there and don’t see it now, please check the office. If you are not coming to YiY temporarily, and have your mat there, please email me: sabina at yogaisyouth dot com and I will save it. Otherwise, whichever mats are not claimed by February 1oth, will be donated.
Hi all, Just to announce and be clear. The workshop starts this Sunday, January 22nd and will run through Friday, February 3rd. Normal Mysore style classes (plus Friday morning 615 am Led Primary) will be cancelled during that time. You do need to sign up for the workshop to attend classes during this time period. You can register here.
If the workshop poses a financial hardship for you please do talk to Sabina or myself, as we do have some scholarship monies available.
If you elect not to attend the workshop, please be aware that you are welcome to use your membership to practice during the other yoga classes at the studio. And please know that we do our absolute best to limit canceling the Mysore classes to not more than two weeks each year. On balance, I do like to bring these visiting teachers to the studio when possible, both to provide depth of perspectives on the practice for the students and Mysore teachers alike. Thank you, to that end, as your financial support of these workshops makes it all possible.
Feel free to email me if you have any questions.
Have a great weekend and hope to see you all soon.
Rama is the higher self, Ravanna the small self, Sita is the knowledge which has been lost and Hanuman the breath who helps to recover Sita.
I would recommend reading or re-reading Richard Freeman’s book.
Since tomorrow is a holiday and people seem to prefer a later class, we will shift tomorrow’s class time to the Sunday schedule. Doors open by 630 if not sooner, chanting at 700 for those who would like to participate, and class 730-930 am. Please spread the word!
This week’s entry is a podcast about Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor’s new book, The Art of Vinyasa.
They discuss the nature of vinyasa and how we can truly integrate a practice of letting go into our life. Between them they have almost a century of experience and practice, and they have something very valuable to bring to our understanding of yoga.