The past two summers, Bobbie and I have joined Tim Miller for his Primary Series week in Mt. Shasta. We’ve met great friends, seen beautiful sights, hiked tremendous trails, dunked ourselves in revitalizing water and got to see Tim — the Guru, mind you — a bit relaxed, a bit in his own chosen element. (It might not rival Tim’s taking Guruji to Disneyland, but it’s still pretty great.)
As we were planning what we might do this summer, we talked a lot about switching things up a little and doing Tim’s second week in Shasta, the “Second Series week.” The vibe, I gather, is different. While not exclusively Second Series practitioners, it’s a bit more hardcore. We thought it might be a good change, and also offer Bobbie the chance to explore her re-burgeoning Second Series practice.
And then she decided to go all-in and take Tim’s Second Series teacher training. That’s two weeks in Encinitas and, well, we couldn’t really spend three weeks doing yoga this summer.
I’ll admit, I’ve been a bit testy about the way things turned out. The first year we went, I was still really new to all this. I think I started the week with Tim’s still having to associate me with someone or something else to remember my name. (He has some amazing trick and learns names really fast.) By the end of the week, he knew me, and after the Circle of Tears…
But, wait, I’m trying to sell you on this. Don’t worry about the Circle of Tears, it isn’t at all what it sounds like.
What I mean to say is, when we went back last summer — right as we were starting the blog, and you can see all our Shasta posts right here, and the one explaining my awakening, so to speak, on just how awesome Shasta is, is right here — I was much more “in tune” with things. Shasta as a spot Siva might hang out at? I got it. The vortex? Spun me around but good. The water? The stuff is unbelievable. Drink it. Swim in it. Soak it up.
This summer? I’m even more primed. I’m ready, man. Get me up there, let me feel that mountain…
But no. Bobbie’s got a two-week date with Tim in Encinitas. I’ll be spending a week with her, it’s true. That’s a pretty good consolation prize; a week of practice at Tim’s, and… well, there’s this. I saw today that I ought to be able to walk from where we are staying to Swami’s.
So, I’m feeling better. But, still, no Shasta…
Which is why I’m pleased to be able to share this: There are still a few, precious spots left in the Second Series week in Shasta. I know, because Bobbie called shortly ago, from Tim’s — she’d just finished his led Second class — and she’d talked to Carol (Tim’s wife), who mentioned it.
This is an opportunity you — yes, you! — shouldn’t miss, if you can make it. Were you wavering? Did you figure you’d missed out? Well, luckily for you, you haven’t.
Apparently, the spots that should have been Bobbie and mine are still open. Take them. Enjoy them. Make good use of them.
Just — go. Trust me, it will be worth it and more.
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