Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Moving/Bye Bye PVD

In about a month Mike and I, Charlie and Angie will be saying a fond farewell to Providence, RI. As part of this transition I am moving blog. This blog started as a record of my first trip to India and took off as a practice/Mysore blog from there. I am still going to be blogging about practice but also moving to rural Virginia, learning to cook, and start my career as a traveling yoga teacher. I already have some great things lined up.

So in an effort for this city mouse to make sense of another start trailing my spouse to Farmville, VA I'll be blogging at

I have transferred all my other posts/pics from my other blogs is all there especially those overly dramatic India posts.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Mysore/Life Style

A long time ago my friend Adam sent me an email that quoted some long time Ashtangi's and then asked where I stood on the matter.

"don't let yoga ruin your life." David Swenson

"yoga will ruin your life." Richard Freeman

At the time I remember not having an opinion about these wild and contradictory statements. So many people ask me why does practice have to be in the morning. I think about it like this....I practice and then I get with the rest of my life. Ashtanga yoga practice is very important to me but so is spending time with my husband, enjoying time with friends and doing things that aren't necessarily yoga related. My practice enhances my life so I can continue to experience life fully. So I say..."practice and then get on with life!"

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

the long goodbye

Here are some things I am really looking forward to

1. Mike's graduation is nearly here!

2. Putting something together for Maha yoga in Massachutes

3. Spending time with and practicing with Cyndi in Newark

4. Finding a new home in Virginia

5. Hot weather for sweaty practices

6. Enjoying the ocean in the Ocean State

7. Mysore week at Motion Center

8. Meagen Satinsky's visit

9. Having another chance to sift through what I am ready to get rid of.

10. Loads of love and practice

Monday, May 23, 2011

Blog Flashback

I just got back from practice. I left my house at 8.20am this morning and now it is nearly 1pm. Sure I could have just rolled out my yoga mat and practiced in my room like I do most days but the weather has been dark and cold and the sun hasn't made a solid appearance in at least one week so I needed to drive to the edge of the state and practice in a bright room with some others and a heating system stronger than my little space heater.

I think most Ashtangi's find Mysore, India so welcoming because the community understands what practice requires. I was looking back on what I was thinking about last year and yes! I was thinking about this same thing. It is a bit lonely being unafraid of the hard parts of yoga, not settling for the periphery of the material and unapologetic aiming for the center so that there can be resonance with the point of this whole dance.

Here is the link.

Up and off to practice

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

Ready, Steady

Home for 6 weeks and I am just starting to feel the post-Mysore blues. I would like to think it happens to all of us, but even more so for people like me who come home to a very solo practice. Practice is always a solo journey, but I do long for a shala with heat and heart. So still most mornings the first step is turning the space heater on. I have been getting in some group practices. I have traveled to Westerly to practice on Monday morning, and to Boston on Sunday, and Motion Center on Wednesday, but all this jumping around isn't all that helpful for a steadier me.

I haven't really been able to pull together a vision for myself. So I have come up with a plan for practice. From now until Mike's graduation I feel I need to focus on primary series for all of its grounding. I feel sad that I never really found a yoga community, a connection of teachers that want to just geek out on yoga, but I need to refocus my mind and be grateful for all that I do have in Providence and direct my attention on and in the now and steady myself for the bright future.

Monday, May 09, 2011

How the same nothing seems to produce something.

I have been back from Mysore near;y 6 weeks and while that isn't even half the time I spent in Mysore the amount of life that has been going on is staggering. Since returning home I have taught in NJ, Philly, NH, Providence, Pawtucket, and in Bridgewater, MA. Since returning I know what is next for Mike and I. We are moving to Virginia. Mike has a full time teaching position at Longwood University! This was a great wave of relief. We are still riding that wave and looking forward to the next chapter. In the midst of the excitement the reality of the 'to do' list has set in. When will we leave Providence? Where will we live in Farmville? What will I do? In this tornado of change there has been celebrations and the anticipation of some of the most exciting RISD MFA events. There is the graduate final thesis show at the convention center, and graduation the first week in June. So much is happening that tending to this seems impossible.....did I mention Mike and I celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary on Friday.

Nestled into the bright egg yolk center of is simple and very often boring as one watches the paint dry of practice. That is why it works so well. To pull away from life for a little while, to be in the heart of nothing...produces change and new ideas. For me to be blessed to come home to all this something...while my body often feels stiffer that those halcyon Mysore mornings my heart is juicy and full of gratitude.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011

What to say?


What a week. Barely home from India and after a packed week teaching in Providence I found myself in my white Mazda heading to Philadelphia for a full schedule of teaching. Last Sunday I taught at Yogawood, a very amazing yoga space in Collingswood, NJ and all this week I was at Wake Up Yoga. My stay has been extended because my great friends and colleagues agreed to share some of their teaching with me.

One of the things I miss most when I am away from Mysore is the chance for communal learning. Here in Philly there is a community and an atmosphere of support, challenge, and the ability to ask the deeper questions....the thirst is there.

After practice tomorrow morning I will be packing up the car and Adam and we will be heading North. I am excited to finally start the "unpacking" from India.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Shop Talk

I love coming back home-home and teaching. I am in the middle of an early morning intensive at Wake Up Yoga. Since I have been living in Providence I have come back to share these intense bursts of information and practice. I have always limited the number of participants so that I can over 5 days meet students where they are and really see what is going on in their practice and hopefully give each student the attention they need so that they can move forward/have an experience/make a connection.

I love seeing the same faces every morning and I love on Friday when the very intense and hard week comes to its natural conclusion with the feeling of completion.

Coming home to Philly also gives me plenty of time for what I love talk. I really get so much from talking about the journey as student and teacher. Sharing stories of study and triumphs in teaching, what has been going on with personal practice and where we would like to go with practice.

This is what I miss most in Providence. What I hear from my colleagues and feel with myself is a movement toward a bullshit free, stripped down kind of place. Someone asked me this week will my harmonium being making an appearance and the answer was, no. Shanti mantra's need the power of the mind and the movement of the breath only.

Asana practice can be bare.

Chanting practice can be bare.

Yoga needs very little accompaniment....all that is needed in a good teacher...and you are off!

Saturday, April 09, 2011

How was my first week back from Mysore? All and all I would say it was a pretty nice entry point. I did find myself mesmerized by the quiet and the cleanliness of everything. Practice was great and working with the students at Motion Center was really a gift. I did find it funny that 12 and a half weeks practicing in Mysore was nothing compared to my soreness from adjusting students 5 days in their Mysore practice.

I am in Philadelphia this week teaching and practicing and soaking in the Philly love.

I still don't have the "what I figured out in Mysore" post. I am still processing the experience and trying to put the pieces together.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Upcoming Events

The Mysore week is in full swing at Motion Center. It is such a great group and a joy to be with these eager students each morning. Ashtanga yoga creates connection between student and teacher,teacher and teacher, teacher and lineage, lineage and source, round and round again.

Now that I am back into my "real" life I am trying to fit in/balance the art of shameless self promotion of my upcoming events. Jayashree says, "the student AND the teacher make the teaching." If any of these offerings spark and interest please come.

If you live in or happen to be in South Jersey

Three-hour Yoga Revolution
Sunday April 10, 1-4 pm
yogawood, 688 Haddon Ave, Collingswood, NJ
Please call 856-858-9642 to register

If you are looking for a mind blowing practice altering experience in

Play Me Like an Eastern Instrument: An Early Morning Intensive
Wake Up Yoga Fairmount, Philadelphia, PA
Monday - Friday, April l1 - 15, 6am - 8am
$108, Wake Up Yoga teachers/TT grads receive a 15% discount

Limited to just 22 students, please call 215.235.1228 or email to register THIS WILL SELL OUT!

If you were on of those people who always wanted to come to Shabda Sunday
and never made it, if you are a yoga teacher, and if you want to go DEEP
in the Providence area! After three months of being totally immersed in
this material with amazing teachers if this doesn't change your
relationship to yoga I'll give you your money back!

Sanskrit Sound Series: Sounding with the Source
Saturday April 30, 1pm-5pm
Shri Yoga Studio, Pawtucket, RI

Email to reserve your

Sanskrit, Sutra, and Sound Study Group
Space is filling up and VERY limited, if there is an overflow a Thursday group may be added send me an email!

Please join me for four Tuesday evenings in May. Students will be taken deeper into the practice of Sanskrit by chanting the alphabet experiencing the proper mouth positions and breath patterns. We will practice writing skills, how vowel symbols are utilized, how two consonants join, and 'R' placement. Along with developing reading and writing skills we will look closely at asana names, select mantras, and yoga sutra's in Devanagri script and how to read the transliteration. Come and develop a chanting practice as a entry point of awareness that enhances an existing asana practice. Each student will receive a sacred sound packet and there will be weekly assignments given. Space is limited to 6 students. Your space is held once registration has been received.

May 3, 10, 17, 24 2011

Time: 6pm-7:30pm


My shala (my house in Providence, RI) once your registration has been confirmed I will send all the details. To register email me directly at

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

What is sticking

The week long morning Mysore intensive started yesterday. It was a joy to come back to teaching. I was reminded how powerful yoga practice can be when it is rooted in tradition. It was amazing to see many of the students that I taught from the ground up had continued practicing despite my absence and the long, cold and dark winter.

At the beginning of my 5th day home from the heartland I am noticing what wormed its way into my body, mind and heart. When I overheard Magnolia and another student talking about third month flying I started to look forward to that physical experience. While my last month in Mysore my spirits were high and my overall mood was light and happy my physical practice felt very stable and solid (in a good way.) My first practice back was Friday and someone who was is the room with me noted at the end she said, "Jill, you are flying!" I felt it. All those seeds planted needed to bloom on the north side of 4am.

I can't go a practice without an extended chanting session. If abhyāsa means repeat it is important to look/listen to what you are repeating. Yesterday I referenced Sharath's take that the yogic lifestyle is a tapas and that not practicing is like suffocation.

Do I miss Mysore? Sure, I always do, but I am more excited to be home teaching and extending my self to others through the powerful fire of yoga.

Monday, April 04, 2011

Lacking Visual Notations

I am missing having my camera. Toward the end of its 5th year with 4 trips to the subcontinent and a stint on a Mexican beach and time taking in the Costa Rican beauty my camera died. It had a good life. My pictures with Lakshmish and Sharath were taken by friends (and I hope will arrive to me someday in the future.)

I never thought the camera was a part of my life but over my first days back I have been wishing for it. I wanted to take a picture of my snowy arrival in Boston and then the huge plate of mixed greens I ate at Julians with Evan and Mike. I wanted to capture Marnie's face when I gave her the toy ricksha's I brought back for her sons. Then there was the guacamole from the little Mexican restaurant and the amazing group practice that I went to on Friday fat! dogs, and me all cleaned up with high heels, make up and all for the cocktail culture event last night which was followed up by more guacamole at our little neighborhood
Guatemalan restaurant.

Many people asked me how I liked Providence while I was away. I am not going to lie...much of the time was pretty rough and lonely. However more of the time has been and continues to be filled with amazing friends, great energy, and natural beauty. I wish we were staying. I am pretty sure that Ashtanga Yoga West End would thrive!

It is 3.30am and I am so excited to practice and teach the Mysore morning group this week at Motion Center. Last year when I came home from Mysore I was determined to find and fit into a community. I went to so many places and spaces in search of I don't know what. I ended of feeling defeated and exhausted trying to be something I am not. This year my first practice back was at the Motion Center with the lovely teacher who has been keeping the Ashtanga fire burning. It was a small, perfect Mysore practice with beautiful and dedicated students and I felt grounded, happy and home.

Friday, April 01, 2011

snow home

As the plane descended into Logan International airport snow was falling from the sky. Just as every trip to Mysore has its own flavor and theme the travel there and back is just as unpredictable. My flight out of Paris was nearly canceled (insert freak out here.) Instead we were just delayed 5 and a half hours (insert sweet relief here.)

I am home.

My fingers as they type are freezing.

I hope to digest this experience as be able to share some of my experience, but as of right now my mind and heart are like my luggage, broken open with all the contents spilling out unsure of what to unpack first.

The Mysore week is nearly full and this is one last reminder that there will be space for drop-ins at 7.30am. Please call/register with Motion Center.

I am super shakti soaked and ready to connect my heart land of Mysore with my (current) homeland of Providence, RI.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


photo credit EE Wang Kachinski

leaving Mysore.

leaving India.

coming home.

It is all way too overwhelming at this moment. The process of digesting has yet to begin. I wish that I could say something more....but I can't until then...

I can say that my teachers here know how to set the bar....high. Each teacher, each an expert in their various limb of yoga, can see the hesitation, the indecision, the fear of failure in the students face and they say go, do, try, I say go, do, try, practice and set the bar higher than you think....the results are pretty amazing.

See you on the flip side.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Words and Phrases

one more here, one more there!, what you did?, catching?, look..., listen properly, take relations, doubt, sit this type, new friend, old friend, friend, power is there, meter?, go home take rest!, compulsory, no coffee no prana, super moon, yoga is 24 into 7, personal terminations, let the circus begin, authorization, breakfast buddy, split, hot, hotter, hottest, bucket, Rama Raja, Highway 18, this type you can not understand, thali, parampara, tatha kim tatha kim, real time or shala time?, ricksha Jesus, join with the sound, attitude, emotion, rational, kaarita, the teacher and the student makes the teaching, faith, Guru, mosquito driste, who is the master?, Pascucci, flexibility, never difficult nor it is hard, thirst, jada samadhi, what a waste, see it is all vibration, learning is a starts and it never ends, only the context gives the meaning, these are not my rules these are shala rules, what is so special about isvara?, breath, full time life time.

What remains?
Monday practice
Tuesday practice
Wednesday practice
Thursday HOME

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Too hot to think

On the East Coast of the US this would be called a heat wave. In India it is just called the month of March.

Home on March 31st.

Friday, March 25, 2011

12/12 (5 days and 4 practices to go)

...I am at the end of my 12th week here in Mysore. Much like every other Friday I am beat from the alarm that rings at 3am, the long haul practice, and now the heat that just will not quit. I am looking forward to a good nights rest. This will be the last chance for meaningful rest until I am home. I practice right up until and including the 30th of March and then I will begin epic cosmic journey through time and space and arrive in Boston on March 31st, 3pm.

It has been an amazing period of study and steadiness. Manorama suggests that yoga is such a powerful method because as students we study the subject but more than that we study the ONE studying the subject. Ashtanga yoga in its essence does that so well. The only sounds in the room are of the practice itself, the breath of the students, and the teachings from the lineage. It is a stripped down, naked kind of experience.

"silence is the language of god,
all else is poor translation."
— Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

I will miss the shala and my brethren in breath, but I am ready to come home.

Many people from home and in Mysore are wondering where Mike and I will be off to next. We still don't know. This is why I think I am really trying to get the word out about my workshops. I don't know when or where I'll have a regular teaching schedule again. I am now an Authorized teacher in the Ashtanga Yoga lineage and have no roots down. I am amused at the timing of it all.

Looking forward to reconnecting with so many and my cute red jacket.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Weather or Not... I come.

The highs have been in the mid-high nineties every day since March began and practice even at 4.15am starts at a steamy 70 degrees before even one sun salutation. I can see that is has been snowing back home. I haven't even seen a drop of rain for nearly 12 weeks.

Things I am looking forward to.

Being with my husband.

Seeing my sweet dogs.

Leaving my bucket in India. I have had my fill of bucket baths, and bucket laundry.

Bringing all that I have understood home and teaching.

The absence of mosquitoes and ants.

7 Stars on the West Side...and now when my I swipe my card and the screen says, "waiting for authorization....authorized." I can have a sweet laugh with myself.

Seeing my risd friends again.

Walks around the armory.

The beach.

This is such a small list. There are so many things I am looking forward to, but most of all I am hoping to see my uncertain future as exciting. I know that if I am tough enough to not only get through but understand and enjoy my epic practice I can do anything.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

naiva klishta na cha kathina

While I will not be returning to a regular teaching schedule when I return there are some offerings that I am pretty excited about. Nearly all of the events are posted at, and some new workshops coming so stay tuned.

I am returning to United States fully nourished and ready to move forward in a way that only pulling back can provide. My new mission is awareness...please spread the word if there is a special event that will you too springing from your own source. I'll be starting the long journey home one week from now!

I am particularly excited about this:

saṃskṛtam, sūtra, and sound study group
Tuesdays May 3, 10, 17, 24, 6 - 7:30pm
$72 for the program

Jill's Shala (home), Providence, RI

To register email me directly

Please join me for four Tuesday evenings in May. Students will be taken deeper into the practice of Sanskrit by chanting the alphabet while experiencing the proper mouth positions and breath patterns. We will practice writing skills, how vowel symbols are recognized and utilized, how two consonants join, and āsana names, select mantras, and yoga sūtra's in Devanāgarī script and how to read the transliteration. Come and develop a chanting practice as a entry point of awareness that enhances an existing āsana practice. Each student will receive a sacred sound packet and there will be weekly assignments given. Space is limited to 6 students. Your space is held once registration has been received.

Once your registration has been confirmed I will send all the details.

Monday, March 21, 2011


I want to write something. I want to share something. I want to at least start the process of distilling this enormous undertaking into something compact, intense, and meaningful. I can't. I can say that the feeling that comes with completion of a commitment is pretty far out....and yes, I nearly bailed like three hundred times. I threw every excuse out there. I was homesick, I was sick-sick, I was authorized early enough to make this a two month trip, I was running out of money and patience for India. Here I am at the end of the end and I can't stop smiling. Practice is a dream. I have thrown my whole yoga nerd self down at the feet of some pretty amazing masters and feel more connected to myself because of the process.

In Sharath's conference last evening he said that the yoga lifestyle is hard. The lifestyle itself is a tapas and it does not come easy. To be in a community where we all know that this method of practice requires so much heart and heat....I felt at last home and ready to come home. I am loving every minute in that marble floored, crazy carpeted shala. It is a place that breathes even when there is no one there. I am honored to have 8 more practices in the shala itself and bring a hunk of it home in my heart.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Listening is Learning

This is the last full week the shala is open until May. While the number of students has reduced greatly in the last few weeks the energy has turned relaxed, the other students feel like family, and there is nearly a giddy excitement in the air. It is the feeling of completion. Many of us have been here since the new year and can feel the very natural end of the cycle.

I am so grateful for this time and experience. The well of gratitude is wide and so deep for my teachers, the amazing global Ashtanga Yoga community, and to India herself.

I have no idea what is next for me. Immediately on my return I will be back teaching in places like Providence, Philadelphia, New Hampshire, and New Jersey. I am so full I can't wait to share this experience and teach through connection. I asked Jayashree if she could talk a little about Goddess Sarasvati and boy! did she ever. At this moment I am leaning into this, "knowledge needs to water should be there." If you think that you know everything and you are no longer open to new knowledge...the water of knowledge will be stagnant. Stagnant water is always dirty, there is nothing pure or fresh about it.

I feel the river I need to get out of my own way and let her flow.

Saturday, March 19, 2011


for Jayashree

Ya Kundendu Tushaara Haara Dhavalaa
Ya Shubhra Vastraavrita
Ya Veena Vara Danda Manditakara
Ya Shveta Padmaasana
Ya Brahma Achyutaha Shankara Prabrithibhih
Devai Sadaa Poojitha
Saa Maam Paatu Sarasvathi Bhagavati
Nishyesha Jyaadyaapaha

Friday, March 18, 2011


Did you hear? Jill is coming home 12! days.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Scenes from the day

14 days and I am back in Providence!!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


"Faith is an overused coin." Dr. M.A. Narasimhan

śraddhā is having total trust that what I am going through is right; not having any doubt.

śraddhā is deep trust.

It seems my storehouse of śraddhā is seriously lacking today. It is funny that I have spent so much time writing about doubt this trip. At first I was doubting I strong enough for this long time away from home?, what am I doing here?, why am I practicing? Now I am doubting what will happen next. I am doubting my place as a teacher. I am holding a series of workshops but if there are no students there will be no teaching. All that overwhelmed excitement for being Authorized, given that extreme honor and not be able to teach.

Yesterday at Jayashree's we spent so much time chanting and then she spoke about lineage, sound, vibration, students and teachers, and the Saha na mantra. It was one of those amazing moments as a student having prepared for years to be able to actually take in what this great teacher was offering. Then she said something that made me cry.

"teachers without is of no use
students without a teacher...that is also of no use."
Dr. M.A. Jayashree

New I of no use?

I'll be leaving Mysore two weeks...well...from about right now! I am attempting to sit with śraddhā as a deep trust, draw it close to me and have total trust that what I am going through is right.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Loving Mysore

Here in my final two weeks I am celebrating and loving my Mysore life...smiling my way through practice and time with my teachers and this amazing laboratory of learning. If you want to practice with me please check out my schedule and do sign up I keep classes on the smaller, more contained side.

Monday, March 14, 2011


"Kaarita is getting it done." Dr MA Jayashree

This is just one of the many amazing things that just spills out of my teacher. The foundation that I built this trip (each one if different) all the chanting at the shala, the Sanskrit, the practice, conference was so that I could spend these very long and intense sessions with Jayashree and Narasimhan making connections. I am so deep I fear the bends.

I love it.

I was going to leave some nuggets from my notes but I as poured through them....they are not to be shared in this forum. Yoga is a living tradition passed from human to human.

Here are some photos from Jayashree's shala. The whole room pulses with prāṇa and jñāna. She is a gift. I am full of love and reverence for her as a teacher and a guide.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Thinking about....

.....coming home and my dahl fry with coconut that is coming to my table.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

My Favorite Things....

Tomorrow I start my 11th week in Mysore, India. My return seems so close at hand but still there is much work to do. One of my facebook updates went like, "practice, Sanskrit, chant, rise and repeat." I should now add to that list sutra study. Here are a few of my favorite things that have made me at home in Mysore....

1. Old Navy PJ's that my sister gave to me. Trips to India 2.

2. Whole Foods dry brush. Trips to India 3.

3. Hand knitted hat from Tina. Trips to India 2.

4. Orange Mala beads from Corina. Trips to India 1.

5. Card and Book that Mike made for me. Trips to India 1.

6. Various snap shots. Trips to India 4.

7. Nada Yoga book. Trips to India 4.

8. Mysore practice rug. Trips to India 5.

Friday, March 11, 2011

10/12 (Bucket Bath Back Home)

I have been blogging about my Mysore life, long practices, Authorization, back bending, Sanskrit, missing home, and doubt for 10 weeks straight...I want to know how practice is meeting you where you are! Leave a comment here or send me an email at

On the 10th week I will leave you some scenes from the day and Jayashree's rules for practice. When I leave here I will have spent over 30 hours studying with her (for this trip alone!) I can't begin to calculate how many hours I have spent with Sharath and Lakshimsh. At lunch today David, a professor of Philosophy in Seattle said, "I bet your students can't wait until you come will just be pouring out of you!" That is so true one of the first things I bought in Mysore was a green bucket so when you come to see me make sure you bring a bucket....or a least a glass or two.

Be sincere and regular
Commit to learning
Enthusiasm to share
Adhere to local cultural (under this category is to dress appropriately, arrive on time, do not point your feet at the teacher or touch your books with your feet.)

Wednesday, March 09, 2011


photo credit: Stephanie Ewens Photography

does this practice connect with students and why might you want to take a leap of faith spring from source.

“I want to thank you for spearheading the Mysore practice in PVD. Quite honestly, I only started practicing Mysore Ashtanga because it fit into my schedule, which no other classes into the area fit into, but it quickly became much more than that. I fell in love with the ritual, the postures, doing the exact same postures every practice and getting to know them and create a relationship with them in an entirely new way. I love that it inspires me to think about these postures while I'm falling asleep at night, to contemplate the asana in ways that I haven't in a long time, mostly because the practice calls upon only a select number of postures. and in that way, I really find that limiting the asana in my a life is a good thing on a lot of levels. you've also inspired me very much as a teacher. It's not just your attention to your students, but your memory of each of us and our individual practice that means a lot. Teaching is a huge part of my dharma and practicing with you is helping me to become a better teacher.”

~yoga student and teacher

Morning Mysore Week
Straight From the Source
with Authorized Teacher Jill Manning
April 4 - April 8 2011
Two Time Slots 6.15am, 7.30am

A chance to start or go deeper with the daily practice of Ashtanga Yoga. Class will be held for 5 days with enrollment limited to 8 students for each session. In the Mysore style yoga practice method, each student practices the same sequence of poses at their own pace, learn in their own time, and create a practice that is authentically theirs. Over 5 days, a relationship develops between teacher, student, and the practice. This method provides time for observation, assessment and direction. The effects will encourage and inspire you!

You do not need to have an already established Ashtanga Yoga practice to participate in the intensive. It is open to anyone who wants to cultivate a relationship with yoga and Self through steadiness, commitment, and consistency.

Space is limited and is (already) filling up! Contact Motion Center (awarded best yoga studio by RI Monthly 2010) to enroll.

Motion Center
111 Chestnut Street
Providence, RI 02903