Mysore madness

Okay, I’ve been doing primary series a fairly long time now and I’ve always loved it but something about this past month has made me a full-fledged, 6 days-a-week kind of addict. The symptoms seem to include eagerness to go to bed early, getting up at 5:30 without an alarm, and a sense of incompleteness on days without class.

I must admit I had my doubts that my practice would continue when I moved here from the east coast 3 years ago. YIY was the only studio I found in the south bay offering traditional astanga and when I showed up to a class (there were only a couple a week then) it was only a handful of people (one being Dave). So I was a little worried about my astanga future since I’m not exactly a disciplined home practioner.

But YIY has really created an excellent shala over the last few years and it’s been a pleasure being here to see it expand and flourish. The teachers/workshops and the mysore program are truly outstanding, not to mention the mysore community itself. I look forward to seeing my yoga family every day and am excited almost as much by everyone else’s progress as my own (although the day I get Pasasana or do drop-backs on my own, watch out, there will be either tears or cartwheels I’m not sure which yet).

So I just wanted to say a big thank you to David and Youngblood for rekindling and feeding my addiction over this past month and an even bigger thanks to everyone involved at YIY (past and present) for what they’ve created and for their continued support of our mysore community. My, how we have grown. May your breath be full and your heart always open…

Karen K.

One thought on “Mysore madness

  1. namiturner

    Back in 1999 when the studio first opened… there were times when I was one of the two students in the Ashtanga class. I’m truly amazed at how the community has grown.

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