Musings

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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News and Updates 7.02.17

4th of July  Schedule Happy 4th of July!  There will be a Mysore-style class at YogaWorks as usual, but please note the time:  7.00am to 9.00am on Tuesday, July 4th. Guru Purnima The next moon day falls on Saturday, July 8th. The first full moon (purnima) of July...

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Sharath is on his way to LA

Sharath is on his way to LA from San Francisco after, by all accounts, a wonderful week there. He will commence teaching us at UCLA on Tuesday. I will not be at YogaWorks South Bay all week. I will either see you at UCLA with Sharath or next week Monday, May 22 back...

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An Interview with R. Sharath Jois

This past season in Mysore Sharath granted an interview to Peg Mulqeen of Ashtanga Yoga Dispatch. The interview is in the form of a podcast:     It is well worth listening to, especially if you have never been to Mysore nor attended conference with Sharath. Sharath...

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Pain on the Path of Practice

Sharath is fond of saying "no pain, no gain". It is obvious that since we are using our bodies, sometimes we will experience stiffness or pain and at some point probably injury. There is no need to fear it, but I notice many students so afraid of even minimal...

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Sharath is coming to LA: May 16 – 21

Exciting news Sharath is coming to LA in May: PARAMAGURU SHARATH JOIS USA TOUR MAY 2017 Sharath will be touring the USA in May 2017 Stanford, LA and NYC. Stay tuned for registration information coming soon at...

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The Inspiration of Mysore

Paramparā, lineage, the direct transmission of knowledge from teacher to student: this is what draws me to this special little neighborhood called Gokulam in the city of Mysore, three hours from Bangalore in the state of Karnataka in south India. Yoga is a sadhana...

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