Space still available at the Ashtanga Yoga Confluence

If you’ve been dragging your heels about going to this year’s Ashtanga Yoga Confluence — now about five weeks away — there is still space available.

That’s according to Tim Miller’s latest blog post:

Last year’s confluence sold out within weeks and we ended up with a waiting list of 500 people. This year, inexplicably, with the confluence just five weeks away, there is still space in the event! For 2013 we have added a couple of my dear friends to the dynamic mix of great teachers—Dena Kingsberg and Dominic Corigliano.

The last I heard, the hotel might be booked, but there are plenty of other options for you late deciders.

I also note that the event’s schedule has been updated, and it includes this timely hour on Saturday:

2:30-3:30 pm – Teaching Ashtanga Yoga to Children with Eddie Stern, Tim Miller, Jois Foundation CEO Eugene Ruffin, Jois Foundation teachers Jen Brown and Erin Cooney and special guest (discussion/presentation)

Teaching children Ashtanga yoga as a way to improve their lives was a dream of Sri K Pattabhi Jois, who had wanted to have a yoga syllabus included in the school system in his home state of Karnataka. This session will explore teaching Ashtanga yoga to children both in and out of the school system. A discussion panel will explore this topic which has received so much media attention recently. The discussion session will begin with a short demonstration class with children from the Encinitas School Union District Elementary Schools and will be followed by a class open to all kids at Confluence.

There are plenty of other highlights. Dena Kinsberg’s participation is one, as it isn’t all that often she comes in from Australia. (Bobbie and I are planning to attend an afternoon class with her here in Los Angeles the week before the Confluence, too.) Nancy’s discussion of how she was originally taught Ashtanga is another. And there is the simple joy, experienced last time, of watching these advanced students and teachers interact with each other.

So what are you waiting for? Avoidance is not the answer.

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Two Ashtangis write about their practice and their teachers.

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