This has been a very powerful year already. The transformations have extended around the globe, here at home and in my own life, with great vibrancy. There have been some grassroots growths in consciousness that are astoundingly poignant, especially in the way we relate to food. Love what Michael Pollan
, Marion Nestle
, Dan Barber
have going on!
Many questions have arisen in the yoga world too and I was very honored to be in the new yoga documentary: Yoga Maya addressing some of these teutonic shifts arising in the synthesis of the western world and yoga, sort of an evolutionary process, I believe.
While not all in our world has shifted for the better, much of this grassroots upheaval in consciousness cannot help but have a long term effect on our planet’s consciousness and its necessary healing. When I say grassroots, I believe I refer to us as we speak
our soft voices, calling forth witness for a return to nature. Only she can help us heal the damage we have done to our world and to each other as we drifted from her simple dharma`s
I am joyful in adding my voice to this movement and very humbled to teach on some of the cutting edges of it: the yoga and Ayurveda field.
It is my privilege to chair the sub-committee of NAMA’s Standards Committee in creating standards for future Ayurvedic Yoga Therapists. This is very dear to my heart and it is the heart of what I teach…
And thus: After a very long time I get to spend almost the entire summer home in Los Angeles fulfilling…
…my dream of teaching an Immersion for Yoga Teachers on integrating Yoga, Ayurveda and Tantra practices for Therapeutic Purposes, now in full swing.
Aptly named “Weaving The Yogic Basket”, a lovely group of dedicated students meet every other weekend for 3 months in San Juan Capistrano. Two weekends are already done!
This Course will repeat next year, most likely in the Encinitas area, so if you are interested in knowing more…
Although I do not have anything scheduled in my hometown of Los Angeles, the peripherals are mostly well within reach.
Coming up next:
A Weekend of Yoga and Ayurveda in Temecula
July 19th & 20th, 2014
In August, Las Vegas calls. My dear friends Val and Brian are opening up a new yoga studio: TRU YOGA, and I will be traveling there to help open it up! Stay posted for details but it will be a lovely weekend of yoga and Ayurvedic teachings as a grand opening extravaganza!
Put Vegas in your books for the weekend of August 16/17!
Details to follow shortly.
Sept/Oct is India!
Including a weekend Immersion in New Delhi for Om Yoga Studios. It is a lovely studio owned by my dear friend Mini Shastri. She has some very bright students and I look forward to sharing with them again. If you are in India or close by, please come join us.
End of October finds me in new territory but from what I hear, the south of France is going to be another dream come true…
There will be an Ayurveda Immersion for yogi`s at Yoga Evolution in Aix de Provence
…my third visit to Mani to lead a week long Retreat and Immersion. If Greece has been calling you and you would like to spend a week with me immersing in her beauty while studying yoga and Ayurveda, come now?
Winter plans are still a-brewing but they include Salt Lake City and in the local stomping grounds, LMU for the YTRx Program. A privilege to continue to be teaching the Ayurveda segment here.
Praying you have a lovely rest of the year wherever your journey takes you.
May we be students together
May we be nourished together
May we grow strong in each other company
May we light the flame of knowledge together
May we always be friends, Arun