Musings

An Intro to Philosophy

It is important for practitioners of Ashtanga Yoga to have an understanding of the philosophical principles that underpin the practice. For this yoga to work, one needs to be applying and practicing the yamas and niyamas in one’s daily life, for a start.

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Svādhyāya

This stepping onto our mat every day to practice is a serious endeavor.  We should not take it lightly. The task is an important one:  to transform ourselves.  Yoga is a path towards self-realization. 

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Guru Pūrnima

Please take rest from practice on this powerful moon day.  The longest lunar eclipse of the century takes place on this day, coinciding with Guru Pūrnima, which is also said to commemorate the birth of Veda Vyasa, the sage who wrote the Mahabharata, Vedas and Puranas.

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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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