Crucial Info for Confluence Attendees!

The Confluence Countdown is scouting the Catamaran Resort (we’ve got your back!) and has discovered the following key pieces of information: –Yes, there are coffee makers in the rooms. These are of the pre-packaged filter drip variety. Coffee is of the utmost importance to The Confluence Countdown team, so we will be bringing our own … Continue reading Crucial Info for Confluence Attendees!

Tulum through Tim Miller’s eyes — and computer

Tim Miller is at his Maya Tulum teacher training right now, and so it is no surprise that the sights and sounds of the place dominate this week’s Tuesdays with Timji post: It’s high season down here weather-wise, mid eighties during the day and high sixties at night.  The Caribbean water is a deep turquoise … Continue reading Tulum through Tim Miller’s eyes — and computer

If it’s Saturday, we must be in Maya Tulum

Today, Saturday, Jan. 28, is the first day of Tim Miller’s teacher training retreat in Maya Tulum, Mexico. A year ago, it was me getting on a plane, yoga mat in tow, and heading for Cancun. Today, it’s me asking: Why aren’t I on a plane to Tulum again? The answer may range from “I’m … Continue reading If it’s Saturday, we must be in Maya Tulum

In defense of the NY Times article on yoga wrecking your body

I agree 100% with all the folks — Bobbie included — who are reacting with combinations of disdain and orneriness to the New York Times magazine piece on how yoga can wreck your body. I share the common response: No $#!+. But I do understand where the writer — a longtime and well-respected New York Times … Continue reading In defense of the NY Times article on yoga wrecking your body

Heading down to Tim Miller’s for Mysore and lunch

A quick post, as we’re trying to gather ourselves together to make the two hour trek down to Tim Miller’s this morning for Mysore. It actually will be the first time I’ve practiced Mysore at Tim’s Ashtanga Yoga Center. I’ve always been there for Led weekend classes or special workshops. So that’ll be a change. … Continue reading Heading down to Tim Miller’s for Mysore and lunch

Uh oh, studies suggest yoga not that good for you

Bear with me for a minute, angry Ashtangis who know better. I will address your concerns in about the amount of time it takes to get through a couple Surya Namaskara A. I’ve just seen a story in Britain’s Daily Mail paper that wraps together a few studies with a few expert quotes to suggest … Continue reading Uh oh, studies suggest yoga not that good for you

Yeah, you should be able to surf

I know I’m not the only Ashtangi who comes back from morning practice and heads to the beach for a surf session. (Example: Today, although there isn’t much surf here in LA.) So it didn’t take me long to look at where the Ashtanga Yoga Confluence is being held and think, “Umm… maybe I can … Continue reading Yeah, you should be able to surf