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A Weekend in Pune

The Friday night weekend for a yoga student at the Institue started on Friday night with a pranayama class with Prashant Iyengar at 6 pm to 7:30. There was more talking than doing and the gathering of students sat quietly … Read more

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India 2020 Photos

Enjoy photos from Lou’s trip to India!

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In My Ivory Tower

Ivory Tower is a metaphorical place or an atmosphere where people are happily cut off from the rest of the world in favor of their own pursuits, usually mental or esoteric ones. I am staying in a room on the … Read more

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Instant Indian Karma

There is lots to be said for travel and how it brings new perspectives. Anytime I change my usual routine I am in a new situation I have to look at differently. According to the Bhagavad Gita, Karma is the … Read more

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Remembering Geeta Iyengar

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Yoga and Other Things

I’ll start with the other things. The weather has increasingly heated up but the nights have stayed fairly cool. Friday night several of us went to an outdoor Indian concert to hear some classical Indian music. The main attraction was … Read more

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Photos from Pune

Valentine Sweets Apartment View Parvati Temple, Pune Pune Sunset      

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A Weekend in Pune

A lot is going on here in Pune! Saturday after the afternoon practice, my apt. mates, Tessa and Sally, and I went on the roof of our building to watch the full moon rise. We were early enough to watch … Read more

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Class with Prashant Iyengar — 9 February, 2017

A distillation from Prashant Iyengar’s class — 9 February, 2017. RIMYI. Zoe Stewart & Bobby Clennell. The qualities and identities that we attribute to ourselves, such as “I am Indian/American/Chinese” or “I am a man, a woman, old, young, healthy, sick, … Read more

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Geeta Iyengar

Geeta Iyengar teaching in the main hall at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute(RIMYI) in Pune, India.  

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Big and Little Things

What seemed unbearable the first night, I now look forward to. Waking up and hearing the sounds of the roosters usually first, then the music starts. It is on a loud speaker and it sounds like chanting. Then there is … Read more

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Diversity in the Teaching as Well as the Students

It is Tuesday morning and I just returned from a 7 am class with Prashant Iyengar, Mr. Iyengar’s son. Prashant is more the philosopher and talks the entire class about the culture of yoga and living and what yoga practice … Read more

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A Day in the Life of a Yoga Student in Pune

All is going well! The classes are great and it is interesting the diversity of students and where they come from. There are more and more Asians and a large group of students/teachers from Japan and they have their own … Read more

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Yo Ga Land

I am here, I made it! The homeland of Iyengar Yoga. Yesterday was my first day here, arriving at 2 in the morning and not much sleep until time for a 9:30 am women’s class with Sunita. When I first … Read more

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Happy to Be Here, Ready to Go

I am thinking about packing which in the past has been stressful because I always buy so much stuff I have to worry about weight coming home. This time I hope to leave a suitcase. I thought about what I … Read more

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