May 30, 2014

Summer schedule, how to get back in the game, and a short video intro with David Robson

Q: I haven't been practicing... With the holidays, and work, and life, and the cold weather I just stopped. Now I dread coming back because I think it will be too hard and also I am a little embarrassed and disappointed in myself. Should I come back?

A: Yes, of course you should come back to practice! Practice is effort toward steadiness of mind. Don't worry about completing some acrobatic feat. What is really interesting, really what it is about is just showing up. So okay, you got a little distracted. You can have a fresh start tomorrow. In terms of asanas, just start small and slowly do a little bit more each day, couple of days, weeks, or even months. It depends on how long you took off... No matter. It will probably take some time for things to feel natural again and to get into the daily rhythm and that is okay. While time off is not recommended, the good thing about it is that when you start practicing again you'll quickly realize why you missed it so much and it will probably be more difficult to let it go again when life gets stressful. No fearing, you come!  (Original post here)

Read David's post on "ujjayi".

And learn more about initiating your practice.

May 27, 2014

Moon Day

Wednesday, May 28.
No asana practice, just rest!

Upcoming moon days:
Fri 6/13, Fri 6/27, Fri 7/11, Fri 7/25, Sun 8/10, Sun 8/24

May 18, 2014

Shri K. Pattabhi Jois - 5 years ago today

We created this week's comic in deepest gratitude and loving memory of Shri K. Pattabhi Jois.
Happy birthday Guruji and may your story continue to inspire!

Please visit this link to the KPJAYI website to read more about Guruji's life and legacy:

The quote is from "Yoga Mala" by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.

About The Yoga Comics
Editors: Jessica Walden and Elise Espat
Illustrator: Boonchu Tanti

May 11, 2014

Bibi Lorenzetti in ABQ

Visiting Teacher: Bibi Lorenzetti

May 17 & 18, 2014
Practice + Food: A weekend intensive in how food and yoga come together.
Full weekend registration: $90 member / $95 nonmember

Saturday, May 17th from 9-11:30am.
Vegetarian Lifestyle and Cooking

Being a vegetarian in your life and in your kitchen-- a 3-course vegetarian meal with discussion on vegetarian diet.
Saturday only registration: $50 member / $55 nonmember

Whether you already consider yourself a chef or think cooking a meal for one involves the microwave and plastic wrap, this class is for you! Bibi will teach you how to make easy, fast, and most importantly, nutritious meals that you’ll want to make again and again.
-​L​earn to cook easy and fast and healthy meals for one or more
-Discover new foods and how to use them
-Learn Bibi’s top tips and tricks to guarantee a flavorful meal
-Learn the benefits of the foods we’re eating

​Class includes:
-Cooking demonstration​
-​3-course meal, Instructions & recipes

Sunday, May 18th from 9-11.30am
Asana Practice & Healthy Lifestyle

Led primary series followed by a discussion on food & healthy lifestyle ​and how it's related to the practice.
Sunday only registration: $40 member / $45 nonmember

May 16-23, 2014.
Door opens for practice at 8:15 am Sunday and 6:30 am Monday-Friday.
Opening mantra/teacher guidance at 8:30 am on Sunday and 7 am Monday-Friday until 9:30 am each day.
Door closes at 10 am.
Beginners should arrive after 8:30 on Sunday or after 7am Mon-Fri on their first day.
Included in regular Mysore tuition for ongoing students.
New? Register now for one month / one week / one day.
Beginners and new students are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Monday & Wednesday 4:30-6:30pm
$20 drop-in (register).
Please note that this is not included in ongoing Mysore student tuition.

Bibi will also be offering private yoga, cooking, and health coaching sessions.
60-minutes ($80) / 90-minutes ($120)
Please email to make an appointment:

After meeting Shri Sharath Jois in a workshop in New York in 2011 Bibi knew she had found her Guru. Since then she has traveled yearly to see her teacher in Mysore, India and study under his guidance at the Krishna Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI).

Bibi is currently learning the Advanced A Series under the guidance of Shri Sharath Jois, her beloved Guru. She assists Kristin Leigh and Barbara Verocchi at the Shala's Mysore program in NYC.

Bibi is passionate about her personal yoga practice and the Ashtanga lineage. Her devotion and love for the practice come through her teaching, inspiring others to stay on the path. She shares this with enthusiasm and contagious joy! Bibi guides her beginner students in the building of a daily practice, and assists the growth of the more advanced practitioners. Her teachings are inspired by her own practice and the desire to foster greater introspection, and a deeper sense of self in order to evoke clarity, light, space, and stability.

In her work as a health coach, Bibi emphasizes taking proper care of oneself through fine-tuning the body and tapping into its inner wisdom. In her programs, Bibi supports her clients in making radically positive changes in the way they feel about and perceive themselves through food and cooking.

"I extend boundless gratitude to my Guru Sharath Jois, and my teachers and mentorsand look forward to sharing these transformational and awakening practices with you." -Bibi

Photo: Bibi teaching at The Shala (NYC)

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