Musings

May News

The New Moon falls on Tuesday, May 15th (and Full Moon on Tuesday, May 29th) Please take rest.  There will be no class. Conference on Sunday, May 20th at 12.15 to 1.15pm.

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Having Reverence for Our Practice

Yoga is powerful.  If you practice correctly you will have great success:  you may even develop siddhis, special powers.  In fact the third chapter, the Vibhūti Pada of the Yoga Sutras of Patañjali, are all about these siddhis which arise from sustained and focussed yoga practice.

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Opening Puja for Ashtānga Yoga South Bay

He who offers to me with devotion only a leaf, or a flower, or a fruit, or even a little water, this I accept from that yearning soul because with a pure heart it was offered with love. The Bhagavad Gita 9.26   It is traditional in the Indian system to offer...

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LED PRIMARY SERIES & TALK with Noah Williams

SUNDAY MARCH 4th 9.00am to 11.00am Hermosa Beach Community Center 710 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 $40 in advance, $50 after Feb 18th We are fortunate to have this rare opportunity to study with one of the most respected senior Ashtanga teachers in the world,...

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Super Blue Blood Moon

Tomorrow is a moon day and a most powerful one at that!  The Super Moon, Blue Moon and Blood Moon combine to create a rare celestial hat trick. Take rest from practice. In Los Angeles, the moon will be full at 5.29 am on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.  If you want to...

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Magical Beginnings

Ashtanga Yoga South Bay officially opened its doors today! We already have a small (not that small...) but a fierce number of disciplined, devoted, dedicated and determined Ashtanga students!  I am so grateful to these students who have made this venture possible and...

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Ashtanga Yoga South Bay opens January 15th

As an authorized teacher I promised Sharath that I would maintain an independent six-day-per-week program and I intend to do just that. Ashtanga Yoga South Bay (AYSB) opens as an independent and complete program on January 15th. Situated in Hermosa Beach, AYSB will be...

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Sunday December 3rd is a Moon Day

The moon over Venice is beginning to get big!  Take rest on the coming full moon and have a peaceful weekend.   The Sacred Rituals of Life As we approach a season of rituals, remember too that our daily practice and everything we do can provide moments of sacred...

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Aimee Echo teaching at LYFE Yoga Sunday Nov 5th

As a special treat, Aimee has agreed to grace us with her presence in the South Bay this Sunday. Aimee is a wonderful teacher, rock star and friend. I am certain you will get a lot out of her class. Aimee is teaching the Mysore class at LYFE Yoga (7.00am to 8.55am)....

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Bhāvāna

Last weekend I attended a day of Chase Bossart's wonderful workshop on Chapter 4 of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. He made a useful analogy about creating the right conditions for practice and of how vairagya is the most important quality: a gardener cannot merely...

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The Breathing App and other news

Eddie Stern and Deepak Chopra created this awesome breathing app (with a little help from Moby and the app developer Sergey Varichev). It can improve your overall physical and mental well being, help regulate your breath and calm your mind. It is extremely simple to use and a perfect tool to complement the practice and teach you to maintain even breathing.

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August News

I hope you are enjoying the beauty of summer and magic of nature in beautiful southern California.  I find it a useful practice to try to get to the beach and watch the sunset daily.  It gives me a chance to reflect on the day, on the wonder of this life and to fully...

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