Naked yoga with Kate, and more Confluence coverage

I’m following Kate O’Donnell’s lead here (think of this as a Led Blogging class) and tossing up a traffic-generating headline. It’s all as a way to point you to one of her recent blog posts, titled even more simply: “Naked yoga.” But it isn’t what you think. (Maybe it is.) It’s a stark reminder that … Continue reading Naked yoga with Kate, and more Confluence coverage

Here’s what you need to know to eat Ayurveda everyday

We’re stoked to be able to pass this news on to y’all. Our friend, Yatra partner and on-the-Yatra teacher Kate O’Donnell, Authorized Level 2 Ashtanga teacher for those wondering, has announced a publication date for her Ayurvedic cookbook, The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook. Mark your calendar for Dec. 1. Hey, right in time for the holidays. … Continue reading Here’s what you need to know to eat Ayurveda everyday

‘It’s a dharma for me to offer a pure tradition’

Y’all know Kate O’Donnell, right? We’ve written about her a few times before, after first meeting her on our initial Yatra and then traveling with her (and the indomitable Rich Ray (and Youtube video at this link) on our second one. Kate’s a great Ashtanga teacher, a fun traveling companion and an expert on that Ayurveda stuff. Here’s … Continue reading ‘It’s a dharma for me to offer a pure tradition’

Ashtanga and the Role of Pilgrimage

Steve and I have returned from our journey to the north of India. We’ve been all over that country now, spent a lot of time studying its philosophy, getting to know its people, and visiting its holy places. Now, we’re home. One of the best things about coming home after a long journey is the … Continue reading Ashtanga and the Role of Pilgrimage

Ashtanga and Vedanta retreat weekend — you come

We’re getting together our last bits and pieces — amazing how stuff adds up, right? — before our Namarupa Yatra. And as I was doing so, or not, since I was on the Facebook, I saw that our Yatra guide, Robert Moses, had posted notice of a fall weekend retreat in New Hampshire. Plus, our … Continue reading Ashtanga and Vedanta retreat weekend — you come

Exercise and the healthy gut

Given we are just a few days away from our Yatra to India, you’ll forgive us if the bugs in our bellies are a little more on our minds than normal. Among his many guidances, our trip leader, Robert Moses of Namarupa, has stressed smart eating habits during our trip (as has our Ashtanga teacher, … Continue reading Exercise and the healthy gut

If you go on this trip to India, your life will change forever

Bear with me as we talk once again about our summer Yatra via Namarupa. This one, Yatra Divine 2104, will focus on northern India and up into the Himalayas. (Oh, and quick pause: The headline is my effort at an Upworthy-like one. I give myself a B+.) Bobbie and I pretty much knew we’d be … Continue reading If you go on this trip to India, your life will change forever

How Derek Ireland got introduced to Ashtanga

I promise I will get to the story of how Derek Ireland got introduced to Ashtanga. Just indulge me for a second as I try to explain how we have this story. One of the benefits for us — and none of us do anything that has “no benefit,” right? — in starting this blog … Continue reading How Derek Ireland got introduced to Ashtanga