Watch this video of a 91 year old Yoga teacher who tangos in her spare time. Her philosophy is as inspiring as her youthfulness. A life lived in service of others. If you can't see the video in your email, got to my website and visit the blog. Forward this post to a friend who could use some inspiration to get to Yoga: You all asked, and we listened! Danielle is coming out from New York City this weekend, she'll be assisting our 9am Yoga class this coming Sunday, and the Monday 4pm class. Danielle is gifted at helping people find just the right depth of a posture. If you've not experienced her co-teaching, you're in for a real treat. Come just a bit early if you can, so we can get started right on time. Looking ahead slightly, Our Open Mic Kirtan on Sat. the 24'th, a free event.. If you like Yoga music, come on down! That Sunday, the 25'th is Restorative Yoga, 12:30. might be the last of the season, unless I hear differently from you. Get the scoop at the events page. Thanks again for all your kind emails and feedback, and of course, for coming to class! This Friday night I'm at Global [...]
Elisa draws from a vast array of traditions to convey wisdom of the ages, peace, and connection with nature, divinity, and each other. I took my time with this one, a story for each week. you will want to as well.
John Philp was kind enough to send me a copy of his documentary Yoga, INC. to review for you all. John's film addresses the sideshow that our national Yoga scene has become, Yoga (asana) competitions, lawsuits, franchises, infideliity and sexual misconduct. Here's a short clip:
A very-inspiring Asana practice from the folks at Elephant Beans, click the link below to see the video: karandavasana I'm often asked to recommend books, dvd's, but am most-asked about the music playing in class. I've begun to populate the john's favorite link on the left side of my website with selected items. I'm now working on a way to post the songlists from class. Now that would be very-cool. Om Shanti, See you in class! -john
Click to see the Newsreel video of B.K.S. Iyengar 1938 Yoga Asana demonstration:
This Bhagavan Das video will stir your soul, He's been practicing Yoga and Meditation longer than I've been alive! Her he shares his journey of awakening, Alan Watts, Travelling to India, Neem Karoli Baba, and Ram Das. Be sure to watch till the end. Jai Ma! Join us for the Yoga and Meditation Workshop this weekend, and Free movie night!
Happy Halloween! Only By Popular demand... I'm posting the Zombie Yoga video. I sent it to a few Yogis, and now everyone wants to see it. To publicize a new book, an invite to "Dress like a zombie and bring a Yoga mat to Central park in NY." was sent out. A bunch of NYC Zombies showed up. They filmed the zombie practice and posted it on Utube. Might be a bit squeamish for some, think Michael Jackson Thriller video gone bad... P.S. There's some room left in the November Yoga workshop on the 22′nd in W. Concord. There's live Kirtan music starting at 2:30. Maria is hosting a potluck dinner afterwards, and then I'll be screening a movie 6'ish. I'm zeroing in on just the right film, and this will kick off movie nights at YNFL. Send in suggetsions for films you'd like to see! P.S.S Yes, I think it was a new record at Lumina on Tuesday night!
Namaste! Just posted this must-see youtube video to the blog. Stunning footage of our home planet, with a nice Ommmm... soundtrack. Tread lightly, John P.S. Still a few spaces left in the November Yoga workshop on the 22'nd in W. Concord. We'll have live Kirtan Music, a potluck, and movie night afterwards.
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Namaste! Thanks so much to all of you who attended the Yoga and Meditation Workshop over the weekend. Your presence at these events makes them possible. It was so nice to see Ani Desal so well recieved. I've been getting great feedback and we're looking forward to the next workshop on November 22'nd at Yoga and Nia for Life, 12:30pm. Following Meditation and Yoga class will be live music/Kirtan featuring Prajna and guests. I'm very excited to co teach with these very talented people. I'm heading out soon to our Fall Retreat, a great group of people getting together for a weekend of practice and renewal. After retreat, I'll be spending a few days at Ananda Ashram. I've arranged some excellent substitue teachers to cover my classes next week. I've heard good things about this film, thanks to Danielle for the pointer: I'll see you in class soon, Om Shanti John