Hi there, I just wanted to give a quick shout out for Joseph’s workshop this weekend. I have known Joseph for years, and he’s the sort of person who’s very quietly part of the glue of the international ashtangi community. When there are arguments among certain famous certified teachers about the light switch in the room in the shala in Mysore where you go to finish, guess who it is that has lunch with the folk, and gets them talking again? I won’t say names, but this is the sort of person he is, both on and off the mat, and I have great respect for him. There’s a reason that the family trusted him to arrange the tours for 10 years. And I will never forget Guruji wandering to the door towards practice end, asking people where Joseph had gone. Guruji absolutely loves him.
So he’s a delightful person, and I think you will really love him, and I highly encourage attending his workshop. He has a great sense of humor, and a great and deep understanding of this practice, and a great sense of perspective on it all….
He’s also willing to come to Portland in the dead of Winter (its 30 degrees right now) to sub for me while I’m on maternity, when he could be in Mysore where its 88 degrees right now… I think that says a lot too.
So do go if you can, you will not regret it.
Portland is cold, no baby yet, but we grow closer by the minute.
Take care, be well, and best to you all, miss you much,
Anne from Portland