Greetings From India

A nagalinga flower on the tree in front of KYM. This flower symbolizes Ādiśeṣa, a mythical snake upon whose coiled body Vishnu and Lakshmi rested, and who held the universe on his head. This imagery is an analogy for the concepts of sthiram and sukham, stability and comfort. Ādiśeṣa needed to provide a safe and comfortable resting place for Vishnu and Lakshmi while also being stable and securely supporting the universe. Beautiful story, and beautiful flower, would you agree?

A nagalinga flower on the tree in front of KYM. This flower symbolizes Ādiśeṣa, a mythical snake upon whose coiled body Vishnu and Lakshmi rested, and who held the universe on his head. This imagery is an analogy for the concepts of sthiram and sukham, stability and comfort. Ādiśeṣa needed to provide a safe and comfortable resting place for Vishnu and Lakshmi while also being stable and securely supporting the universe. Beautiful story, and beautiful flower, would you agree?

Hello friend!

I'm wrapping up my second week at my training course in India, and it's going really well so far. Over the past couple of weeks, I've realized that I've grown in the past year since I completed the previous course. I'm experiencing this course in a different way, with more patience and peacefulness knowing that I don't need to understand every detail RIGHT NOW; rather, the teachings will reveal themselves over time when I'm experienced and knowledgable enough to understand them.

I am learning a lot of great things here that I can't wait to bring back to The Yoga Room, for both the teachers and the students. For example, we're learning even more about Ayurveda, I've learned how to read a person's pulse to determine their Ayurvedic dōṣa (constitution), and I've learned how to work with different issues of the spine from a yoga therapy perspective. At some point in the future, I'll begin offering Yoga Therapy for people who would like to use the tools of yoga to address any issues that are affecting their health. Please stay tuned for that.

I'm thinking of you from the other side of the planet and I hope your yoga practice is going well. If you have any doubt, please don't hesitate to send me a note. I always love hearing from you.

See you soon!

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We Won Best Yoga Video From Healthline!

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We received some great news this week - our Gentle Yoga for Bigger Bodies video from our YouTube channel was recognized in the Best Yoga Video Category by Healthline! This is our second recognition in two months, and we're really happy to see that accessible yoga for all types of bodies is starting to be represented in the mainstream media. 

On the topic of yoga for all types of bodies, we recently launched our "This is My Yoga Body" t-shirts and they're selling out fast! Please let us know if you'd like one so we can place a second order.

Next week I'll be heading back to India, this time to begin the Yoga Therapy training course. In my absence, please continue to practice with the very capable and gracious teachers who have agreed to cover my classes. Practicing with a different teacher gives you the benefit of a different person's experience and perspective. A sub may not teach in exactly the same way as your usual teacher, but if you're open minded you're sure to learn something new in each class (just like in life!). I look forward to seeing you again around August 6th!

Upon my return we'll begin planning our 2020 Yoga Teacher Training program, which will be rooted in the Krishnamacharya tradition and focus on teaching yoga for all kinds of bodies. We're excited to restart our Yoga Teacher Training program to provide an opportunity for our students to a) deepen their practice, and b) become teachers knowledgeable about teaching yoga for all kinds of bodies. We believe the world needs more accessible yoga teachers. Please let me know if you'd like to be added to our interest list and we'll keep you updated with all the details.

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