One of the things I like most about having a shala has nothing to do with the space to practice.
(In fact, if you’ll indulge me the digression, having the space to practice is one of the things I like least about a shala. Because, you know, where’s the excuse then?)
No, what I like is the “extras” that come with it. At our Los Angeles shala, Omkar108, this past weekend that meant, of course, the Yoga Gives Back event. In early October, Jörgen Christiansson is organizing an evening to hear a concert by one of India’s leading bamboo flute players.
Call it “your yoga community.”
And speaking of Indian classical music (I sort of was), there’s a music event happening Oct. 24 at Tim Miller’s Ashtanga Yoga Center. A link to the official flyer is here, and below is some information on this evening with Pandit Vikash Maharaj and Prabhash Maharaj:
With exquisite skill and artistry, this charismatic father and son duo from Varanasi, India breathe great joy and vitality into music that dates back thousands of years. Their repertoire of ragas, the heart of all of their music, comes directly from the ancient Vedic texts.
It’s a Monday night. What else will you be doing? Watching the re-tooled “Two and a Half Men”?
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