Where I anxiously wait for Yoga Workshop to put out Richard’s workshops for next year and that I can attend . This video is from the workshop I attended last year and I did one this year, but can never get enough. I did not know Mula Bandha was female. Hmmmm.
At this very moment recieved an email from Ashtanga Confluence. I know Richard is there and apparently I can win a pair of Juil shoes to wear to the conference.
I hope the schedule goes up soon and he is close. My plan right now is Boulder 2015 if I can get in the short intensive. Richard’s short and long intensives fill up almost immediately and I imagine the wait list is long.
Grimmley has a post today I highly recommend. He interviewed Kristina Karitinou, an Ashtanga teacher in Athens, Greece. She was also the wife of Derek Ireland.
Look him up if you don’t know who he is.
It is always enjoyable for me to read or hear about anyone involved in the lineage of what I practice, as I mentioned in an earlier blog on Eddie Stern. As I would have suspected, the interview reflects the true of love of all teachers connected with lineage. She shows a great respect and love for the whole Jois family, respects lineage, and has a reverence for the practice. Since I have to travel normally to find that connection, these interviews and posts keep me connected to my own practice.
I also finally found a blogger who has a crappy practice like I do. As much as I enjoy reading on those who struggle with intermediate series, right now I am enjoying that view from afar. Everyone struggles though and once you get past one struggle, the next is right out there.
I had a discussion on trikonasana with teacher trainees last weekend. Teachers may teach it with various modifications but I looked and do not ever find a teacher or practice where they say never bring the hand to the floor. Even Yoga Journal got it right long ago:
Remember you can always go to the source. You can also practice in the modification your whole life or teach it that way but just remember:
I don’t argue with him.