M ost days begin the same way. Before I'm out of bed I do a quick supta virasana followed by child's pose and then head downstairs to make myself the big tea, in the big tea mug. Every morning I tell myself that if I finish writing what's left of my dissertation early enough, I may even leave the house.
But most days that's just not in the cards; and I can, with very little exaggeration, say that Ive spent almost every waking hour with my orange anti-glare computer glasses on, big tea in hand, writing my dissertation.
I am aware that in that process I've lost touch with this blog. I never even wished you a happy 2015, and I do intend to make amends. Since I finished writing the conclusion to said dissertation last week, I have started to see a number of yoga events on the horizon that break up what's been a fairly monolithic schedule on my end. I wanted tell about a few of them:
|historian David G. White|
The inner landscapes of the subtle body are windows into the 4,000-year-old experiment we call yoga. In this workshop, David Gordon White surveys how changing paradigms in ancient, medieval, and modern India have affected the yogic experience. He presents new themes each day, supplemented by images from South Asian art. Following David’s themes, Yoganand Michael Carroll, Dean of the Kripalu School of Yoga, offers practical instruction on embodying the lineage of yoga in a contemporary practice.
Discover how you can integrate yoga’s rich history into your personal practice, through:
• The study of yogic symbolism and its application to practitioners today
• The paradigms of chariot warfare, Ayurveda, demonology, goddess worship, sacred geography, alchemy, and the time-space continuum
• Deep introspection and personal exploration in a safe community
• Morning practice led by Yoganand, illuminating material covered the previous day
• Partner and group discussions
|Dean of Kripalu, Yoganand Michael Carroll|
|Rebecca Mendoza, Priya Thomas|
|Octopus Garden Yoga Centre|
Ok that's it for now. I will be back soon. Or so says that crystal ball.
|silent film star Theda Bara reads the future|