Mysore a top yoga school in India plus eight places to make an asana of yourself

A couple of lighter things to get your through the weekend. First up, KPJAYI makes this list of the top five yoga schools in India: Ashtanga Institute is located in Mysore and is run by the descendants of Guru Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois, who has been teaching yoga since the 1930’s. The yoga institute offers … Continue reading Mysore a top yoga school in India plus eight places to make an asana of yourself

New intro to Ashtanga video for you to practice with

This seems timely given our last post also was an intro to Ashtanga class. Last one was Tim Miller. This one is Diana Christinson, out of Orange County, CA (and one of Bobbie’s first teachers): Here’s the description: This is the 60 minute led intro class that’s practiced at Pacific Ashtanga in Dana Point, CA. … Continue reading New intro to Ashtanga video for you to practice with

Ashtanga yoga class — for women only

In my Ashtanga Google alert on Wednesday — my inbox fills so yours doesn’t have to — I noticed a listed for a women’s only class (at what looks like a general yoga studio), which happens once a week. It immediately got me thinking about whether segregating classes out would be a good, a bad, … Continue reading Ashtanga yoga class — for women only

In time for Guruji’s 100th birthday, here’s Ashtanga Yoga Confluence 2016 schedule

This may have landed in your inbox, but if not — or if, anyway — the 2016 Ashtanga Yoga Confluence’s schedule is out today. Link here and the schedule: THURSDAY, MARCH 3RD 4:30-5:30 pm – Ganesh Puja performed by Eddie Stern In India, the elephant headed god is known as the Remover of Obstacles and the Lord of Beginnings. … Continue reading In time for Guruji’s 100th birthday, here’s Ashtanga Yoga Confluence 2016 schedule

Dr. Pam’s study of Ashtanga and the Visually Impaired Concludes

I met my friend, Dr. Pamela Jeter, back when she was working on her Ph.D. at the University of California, Irvine where I teach. But I didn’t meet Pam on the UCI campus; I met her at Pacific Ashtanga, Diana Christinson’s shala. She was looking for volunteers for brain MRIs! Turns out we were both … Continue reading Dr. Pam’s study of Ashtanga and the Visually Impaired Concludes

The ‘good energy’ of an Astanga shala

Bobbie’s written a few times about one of her early Ashtanga teachers, Dana Point’s Diana Christinson. Here’s Diana talking about feng shui and prana and the “good energy” of a shala. Looks like it was from her conference this past weekend: Looks like it is the first video upload to Pacific Ashtanga’s YouTube page in … Continue reading The ‘good energy’ of an Astanga shala

Ashtanga Relativity

E=MC2. The mass of our practice is definitely relative to its energy. (Yes, I know that scientific metaphor falls apart somewhere—probably in that we don’t really practice at the speed of light). I’m thinking long-term now. I’m thinking “lifelong practice,” a phrase oft repeated, but rarely considered. It’s certainly true that Steve and I have … Continue reading Ashtanga Relativity

A look inside another Ashtanga shala: Pacific Ashtanga

A week ago, I shared video from Ashtanga Yoga Copenhagen and suggested someone ought to splice together all the videos out there that document different shalas around the world. I happened upon another today, from a shala we — especially Bobbie — know well: Pacific Ashtanga in Dana Point, CA. Diana Christinson is in charge … Continue reading A look inside another Ashtanga shala: Pacific Ashtanga

Ashtanga, when you aren’t a morning person

During our Yatra, we are re-posting some of our top posts from the past 16 or so months. We’ll also try to get new posts up from India, Internet access-willing. *** My fellow Ashtanga practitioners, I am not a morning person. I’ve seen you, morning people, out in the world–bright and shining as you step … Continue reading Ashtanga, when you aren’t a morning person