Our next mood day is this thursday, April 18th. Enjoy the rest.
Johnny Smith will be teaching a free Mysore class on Sunday May 5th to celebrate the opening of our new studio. Come join us to celebrate our new studio, and practice with certified Ashtanga teacher Johnny Smith. Class will be the normal time, 7-9:30.
New location: 1954 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View, CA
Find all the details about the move and special classes on the YIY website.
If you store your yoga mat at YIY please take it with you before the studio closes for the move, Sunday April 28th. Any mats left after the 28th will be donated.
We’ll be meeting at 10:00 on Sunday April 14 at 336 W Dana St, 94041 (the little house), until 11:30. Bring your translations as usual.
We plan to finish discussing sutra 2.43 about the third niyama, tapas, and maybe start on 2.44, svadhyaya:
Svādhyāya is a compound Sanskrit word composed of svā (स्वा) + adhyāya (अध्याय). Adhyāya means “a lesson, lecture, chapter; reading”. Svā means “own, one’s own, self, the human soul”. Therefore, Svādhyāya literally means “one’s own reading, lesson”.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sv%C4%81dhy%C4%81ya
You can hear last month’s discussion on tapas here.
Less than two weeks left to this very special event that will take place in almost your backyard. Sharath is coming to Stanford April 22-27th. He will teach Primery and Intermediate classes for 6 days. It is a rare opportunity and if you have never practiced with Sharath and if you have never practiced with over hundred people in unison you should try it, even for just a day. It is going to be very special experience. Please check the link for details and talk to me if you have any questions. I hope to see you there.
We’ll be meeting at 10:00 on Sunday March 24 at 336 W Dana St, 94041 (the little house), until 11:30. Bring your translations as usual.
We plan to discuss the third niyama, tapas:
Tapas, like most Sanskrit words, means many things to many people. Most simply, tapas is heat, specifically the kind of heat generated by certain yogic practices, or a certain approach to yogic practice.
You can hear last month’s discussion on santosha (contentment) here.
Once again we have a pleasure to host Tim Feldmann, a wonderful and dedicated teacher with incredible knowledge of the body mechanics and movement, and on top of that a great sense of humor. We will kick start on Friday afternoon, the 15th with a more philosophical warm up. On Saturday morning we will dive straight into detailed primary series. This time we are really lucky because Tim will also teach Mysore classes for a few days, until Wednesday the 20th. You can either pick and choose single classes or buy a whole package. We added a new package just for the Mysore practice. Check it out. It is a great opportunity!
Daylight savings starts this Sunday. Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday, and to go to bed earlier than usual so you can get up for practice. 🙂
Contentment is part of the niyamas, the second limb of Ashtanga yoga. Here’s an article which goes more in depth about how to practice it: