More on David Swenson and yoga behind bars

As expected, David Swenson’s site has a refined post up about Robbie Norris and his work at the Richmond City Jail. And what’s key is that it demonstrates that David’s donation to Robbie’s work was not requested — it was David’s idea to offer up yoga mats, DVDs, etc. Here’s from the Swenson post: Shortly … Continue reading More on David Swenson and yoga behind bars

‘Ashtanga Yoga in prisons can benefit the culture’

Here’s something to ponder on our collective day off. In our recent post about David Swenson and Robbie Norris at the Richmond City Jail (we’re still watching to see when Swenson’s site re-posts about it per our update earlier), Robbie left a comment that I think is worth highlighting: My hope is that the publicity will … Continue reading ‘Ashtanga Yoga in prisons can benefit the culture’

David Swenson, Richmond City Jail yoga and control of the ego

We highlighted before that David Swenson had donated yoga mats and other material to Robbie Norris’ yoga teaching at the Richmond City Jail. And we’ve done a few other posts about Robbie and one of his students, Bryan Shull, and Eddie Stern’s interest and trip there to do some teaching. Now, David has added some … Continue reading David Swenson, Richmond City Jail yoga and control of the ego

More yoga behind bars, and the Sterns heading to Greenwich

UPDATED BELOW. We’ve posted a few items about Robbie Norris, who teaches yoga to inmates at the Richmond City Jail. Our last piece is right here. Now Eddie Stern — who has worked with Robbie and first introduced us to him — has posted a video about Robbie’s work. Here’s a wonderfully succinct description, by … Continue reading More yoga behind bars, and the Sterns heading to Greenwich

On practicing Ashtanga alone, in prison

One of the most wonderful things about having this blog is the connections it has enabled us to have with people throughout the country and the world. Among the truly incredible people we’ve come across, and begun small correspondence with, is Robbie Norris. We’ve mentioned him twice now, here and here. Eddie Stern introduced us, … Continue reading On practicing Ashtanga alone, in prison

Model of service: Eddie Stern and the Richmond City Jail

I was sorely tempted to title this, “Eddie Stern goes to jail,” but I will resist the blogger/trolling impulse for cheap hits. Although, getting more eyes on this wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing. This is a wonderful story to share. It deals with Eddie Stern’s visit to the Richmond City Jail. You might recall that … Continue reading Model of service: Eddie Stern and the Richmond City Jail

Here’s how you respond to the NY Times article on Ashtanga

There’s a reason why the Senior Western Students — Guruji’s first generation students — are also all of our Senior Western Teachers. They’ve learned a ton. And they — each in their own way — have developed ways to pass on the lessons from Guruji to us. Case in point is Eddie Stern’s reaction to … Continue reading Here’s how you respond to the NY Times article on Ashtanga

Ashtanga teachers online

Diana Christinson — Dana Point, CA Maria Zavala — Los Angeles Kate O’Donnell — Boston Robbie Norris — Richmond Manju Jois Nancy Gilgoff — Maui David Swenson Anthony Gary Lopedota Dena Kingsberg — Byron Bay David Garrigues — Philadelphia Leigha Nicole — Los Angeles and Crestone, Colorado Noah Williams — Los Angeles Guy Donahaye — New York Lino Miele — Italy Kino MacGregor — … Continue reading Ashtanga teachers online