The path which is crossed is gone in a moment, but the path which is followed goes on forever.
I began my yoga studies in 1978, almost 40 years ago. From the beginning until 2002, I studied at length with senior Iyengar Yoga teachers such as Judith Lasater, Manouso Manos, Kofia Busia, and Ramanand Patel.
On several occasions during that time I had the great good fortune to be able to study directly under the watchful eyes of BKS Iyengar and Geeta Iyengar, both in India and here in the U.S.
My personal practice and experiential understanding of the art of yoga have grown and deepened profoundly from all these teachers’ years of generosity, knowledge and acumen.
I myself began teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1985, over 31 years ago. I have taught weekly, on-going public classes, workshops, retreats, various teacher-training programs, and advanced teachers’ consultation groups.
Still going strong.
What is needed now is not any kind of spacing out or trance, any kind of sedation no matter how pleasant. No wishful thinking or lotus-eating oblivion ever was helpful. Rather, eyes-wide-open focus, determination, patience, compassion, and cultivation of a stronger life-force, a deep inner vitality, are what are required today. Only these will lead to sureness in these perilous times. Here I mean … [Read More...]