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.
I will be teaching the Friday led primary series class for the next few months and wanted to let you know of a few changes to the class.
In the spirit of our new lending library (thank you Anne F!), at the beginning of class we will be spending a few minutes discussing something interesting that we read, heard or saw about yoga.
I will then post the source of the discussion on this blog for our community to reference under the “interesting reading” category.
Also after the end of the primary series (after savasana) we will spend 15 – 20 minutes doing a “light” pranayama practice. This is optional and feel free to leave if you don’t want to take part.
The reason I call it “light” is that it will be appropriate for pranayama beginners too.
See you Friday!
Dear Sutra Discussers,
We will be back with our monthly discussion on Sunday January 15 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 2.12-2.13. To get the most out of the gathering, it is recommended to read a few translations and commentaries beforehand.
These next sutras will be about karma, and here’s is Ram’s blog on the topic as good background information.
You can also listen to our previous discussions at the www.sutratalk.com website.
See some of you Sunday
To be super super clear, the moon day is this Wednesday, January 11th. There is no morning mysore class that day. Enjoy the day of rest!
We giving away a set of San Francisco Symphony tickets that we cannot use: Thursday January 19, 8 pm.
Mussorgsky: A Night on Bald Mountain
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2
Mozart: Symphony No. 36, Linz
R. Strauss: “Dance of the Seven Veils” from Salome
Good seats: Orchestra Row F, Center section
Contact elaine at the process works dot org
Since according to feedback most of you have the day off tomorrow, 1/2/16, we will be switching to the Sunday schedule (730 am to 930 am). Please spread the word. Doors will be open at 600 am.
Tomorrow from 8 to 10 am we will do 108 sun salutations for charity. If you haven’t been before, or if you have and benefit from the reminder, there is chanting and there are a lot of sun salutations. You don’t have to do all the sun salutations, you are welcome to join us just for the chanting part. We do the Sun Salutions in four sets of 27 snd shorten them just slightly to fit the chant.
Suggested donation is 20, we will forward the funds to operation shanti. If you want to donate online to shanti or another charity you can even record your donation this year. Their website is at www.operation-shanti.org.
Have a great New Year’s Eve and see you all soon!
This is a message from Charina:
As the holidays approach and the temperatures drop the girls and I have decided to collect coats to give out to those in need in the community and San Francisco. So between now and Friday if you have a gently used spare coat that you no longer use and wish to donate please message us! We will even pick them up for you!