We recommend “Rags”, the newest TheatreWorks musical which opened April 8 in Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. It is about the Eastern European Jewish immigration to the US in the early 1900s, and completely appropriate for today’s issues about immigration. The music is a wonderful mix of jazz, Klezmer, and Broadway show tunes. An energetic, moving, and poignant production, with good character development. Go see it! Plays through April 30. From Elaine & Ken.
Andrew K has six extra tickets for Holi at Stanford this Sunday (4/9). Text me at 650 336 3169 if you are interested, and I can put you in touch with Andrew if you would like to buy one.
I’ve decided to have a casual Open Studio next Saturday from 4-6pm. I wanted to invite anyone at yoga who might be interested to come!
Kim Beck, Open Studio
Saturday April 8th, 4-6PM
Lucas Artists Program
Montalvo Arts Center
15400 Montalvo Rd
Saratoga, CA 95071
Hope you can make it!
I mentioned it during Philippe’s class this morning about Awakin Circle in Santa Clara. Here is the link and info to RSVP for you to check out http://www.awakin.org/local/sv/. It is an amazing group of people, they also do service space and karma kitchen where your check for the meal is $0, and you can contribute to someone’s else meal. One is in Berkeley: http://www.karmakitchen.org
Awakin Santa Clara
About fifteen years ago, three people decided to sit in silence for an hour, in an everyday Silicon Valley living room. No teachers or gurus. No set agendas or proposed beliefs either. Just one strong principle — when you change within, the world changes. And instead of closing the door, they left it open … open to all. The rest, as they say, is history.
Simply put, Wednesday evenings are about sharing. A typical evening flows like this …
To join, RSVP in the right column and you’ll be emailed the details.
There is no charge and no one is expected to bring anything. We trust that people will “pay-it-forward” to the world in their own ways. In fact, over the years, people in over 40 locations around the world have inspired to host these “Wednesdays”. Check out our location page, to join one in your neighborhood or to start your own!
Thousands of folks have attended the gatherings; some offered much, some received much, and all were present with the same heart. It is hard to say how exactly this spontaneous convergence of goodness happens each week, but as hosts, we feel fortunate to have such an opportunity to be of service, and to be home for such sincere and powerful inspiration. Thank you.
I was surprised last Friday to see that not many people had heard of Autobiography of a Yogi, by Paramhansa Yogananda. It’s an uplifting classic from 1946, which is now available for free online:
Our area has many connections to Yogananda. Steve Jobs had a copy handed to all the people attending his memorial. If you visit East West Bookstore down the road from the studio, you will see his statue as one of the organizations he founded is running it. There’s the Lake Shrine in L.A. (hat tip David W.) and numerous other Self Realization Fellowship institutions throughout California.
Anyway, if you want to know more about yoga and are feeling down, that’s the book for you!
I’m very sad to announce to all of you that had registered for or planned to register for Tim Feldmann’s workshop that due to the death of his father Tim has asked us to cancel the April workshop at YIY. He will be at his father’s funeral that week. Tim will reschedule with us when he is able, in the mean time Sabina will begin processing refunds tonight. If you want to send wishes to Tim you can look for him on Facebook.
Thank you for your understanding,
Anne, Sabina, Joseph, et al.
This is from a series of videos from wonderful David Garrigues from Philadelphia.
“You don’t even need to use a specific type of tea or a particular blend of spices. You just need time—to slowly simmer your milk, to toast your spices, to feel the warmth of the tea in your hand through the clay.”