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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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Quiet in Pune

Pune is not quiet. It is me that is quieter and doing less. One of the real reasons for me to come to India is to slow down, do less, study, practice and get clarity about how I want my … Read more

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A Day of Saying Goodbye to Mr. Iyengar; Pune, India 2014

It is Wednesday August 20 and on arrival to the Institute for the Women’s class at 9 this morning there was immediate recognition that Mr. Iyengar had died. There were pairs of shoes coupled out to the street and people … Read more

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Hailing a Rick!

Today, Sunday, with no classes at the Institute, I headed out to a class with Gulnaz at her studio space. She teaches at the Institute and is a very good teacher. It was 9 am and I walked until I … Read more

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French Perfume

Yoga life in Pune is going very well. Sleeping is less an issue but I still would like a few more hours. The simplicity of my life probably doesn’t require as much sleep. This morning, Wednesday, Abijita Iyengar, taught the … Read more

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