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September/October News

September/October News

Away from Friday September 20th to Friday October 4th
I will be traveling for two weeks from next Friday, visiting my parents in South Africa. Mitsy Kuncolinekar will be covering for me.

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Happy 4th and Happy Summer

Happy 4th and Happy Summer

Class will be at the usual time tomorrow:   6.00am to 8.30am (doors open at 5.45am, rather than 5.30am) Regular time Friday too:  Led 6.30am to 8.00am

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The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita

As part of the series of Intro to Ashtanga Yoga Philosophy, I will be teaching an introduction to the Bhagavad Gita.

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Samantha Lucas at Ashtanga Yoga South Bay

Samantha Lucas at Ashtanga Yoga South Bay

I am delighted to welcome Samantha Lucas to AYSB on Sunday March 31st at 1.00pm.Samantha, an Ashtangini and amputee, will tell her story of survival after losing her leg in a traumatic motor vehicle accident.  The Ashtanga practice carried her through the ordeal and saved her life.

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Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

Ashtanga Yoga South Bay will be closed on Christmas Day, but will otherwise remain open throughout the holidays.  That said, please note that we are observing the full moon this Sunday, December 23rd.

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An Intro to Philosophy

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

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

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

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

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

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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