Comparing Harvard and Mysore

Fun little article in The Hindu about Westerners coming to Mysore to practice Ashtanga: President of the Mysore Yoga Okkoota Ganesh Kumar said there were about 150 to 160 yoga centres in the city and 15 to 20 of them enjoy the patronage of foreigners. “At any given time, there are around 700 to 800 … Continue reading Comparing Harvard and Mysore

That’s all for Mysore this year and Yoga para todos

Classes through March are officially full. Here’s the word from the Mysore website: Sharath’s class is full for DECEMBER 2014, JANUARY, FEBRUARY and MARCH 2015. We will not accept any more registration forms for these months. Please note that Sharath will be teaching until March 31, 2015. Please revisit our website in future for the … Continue reading That’s all for Mysore this year and Yoga para todos

It took a bit longer, but February is full in Mysore

Just to tie up loose ends, as of November 14th, applications to practice in Mysore closed for the month. As noted earlier, it seemed to be taking longer this time — whether because there were finally fewer students rushing in or just because it took longer to make note of it, well, I’m sure someone … Continue reading It took a bit longer, but February is full in Mysore

Are things finally slowing down in Mysore?

If you check back, it hasn’t been taking more than a few days for registration to study in Mysore — three months in the future — to fill up. I even heard people had been hitting “send” right at midnight, Mysore time, on the first of the month. And still not necessarily getting in. But as … Continue reading Are things finally slowing down in Mysore?

It’s Oct. 3, so you know what that means: Another month full in Mysore

If you haven’t gotten the picture yet, we can lay it out clearly: If you want to go practice in Mysore, you need to send your application on the very first day of the month. Because, once again: Sharath’s class is full for OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER 2014 and JANUARY 2015. We will not accept any … Continue reading It’s Oct. 3, so you know what that means: Another month full in Mysore

If you aren’t already going to Mysore in 2014, you aren’t going to Mysore in 2014

There’s news at the Ashtanga Yoga Institute website that the December batch of classes are full — just four days after applications were accepted. That means beginning October 1, you can try to apply for practice in January 2015. And — perhaps in recognition of how quickly the classes with Sharath are filling up — … Continue reading If you aren’t already going to Mysore in 2014, you aren’t going to Mysore in 2014

Act fast! Too late. Mysore’s full until December already

If your Ashtanga practice is teaching you to be calm and patient, that may be working to your disadvantage. Because the second month of this year’s practice time in Mysore already has filled up. Here are the details from the institute’s website: Sharath’s class is full for OCTOBER and NOVEMBER 2014. We will not accept … Continue reading Act fast! Too late. Mysore’s full until December already

I don’t think you’re going to Mysore this year

Unless you already have signed up, got your confirmation, etc., etc. and etc. Because things are full there. Full. See what I mean: Sharath’s class is full for OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER 2013 and JANUARY 2014. We will not accept any more registration forms for these months. Kindly register from February onward. But please note that we will … Continue reading I don’t think you’re going to Mysore this year

College student’s religious studies includes researching Ashtanga in Mysore

I mentioned on Tuesday that there seems to be a ton of news related to Ashtanga. There is. Two more after this to go. It’s all about finding the time… But this one is unusual enough to pass along now: A student at Oberlin College has recently returned from Mysore after studying at KPJAYI. Not … Continue reading College student’s religious studies includes researching Ashtanga in Mysore

Yoga Workshop’s Challenge: Practice just like you’re in Mysore

Only with snow! OK, hard to resist noting at least a little atmospheric difference between Boulder and Mysore. But, in answer to our recent posting … here’s what’s coming at Richard Freeman’s Yoga Workshop: Practice just like you would in Mysore, India. It’s on! The Next Mysore Challenge will be held Monday, January 30 – … Continue reading Yoga Workshop’s Challenge: Practice just like you’re in Mysore