It has been a pretty fun workshop so far. These advanced intensives are so different from how they used to be. First of all they used to have like 40 people. But mostly, John used to spend a lot of time teaching us how to do all of these poses and now he just calls them out and you just go for it. I do not know what people do who have never been taught how to approach these poses- I do see a few people sitting stuff out. But anyway- its a fun time and the comapny is good. I have had a chance to see a lot of people I haven't seen in a few years. So that is fun.
Here is a scene from the morning practice. I was kind of absorbed in the activity of everything and missed some great phot ops but Meg took these. This is our visit to gandha bherandasana (mispelled probably and spell check in this case will be of not help at all.)
Here we all are...
Here I am going deeper...
And deeper still- Yes, that is me on my hands and on my chin with my feet touching my head. Not too bad for a mornings' work. That, in fact, was one of the early backbends of the morning. We did some crazy variations of things as the morning went on. Most of it was fun.
The other fun thing from today is that I got to have dinner with one of my friends from Prescott College named Mary Kate. She and I were roomates one year post college, in fact. Mary Kate is now in the final stages of Ansuara Yoga certification and will be here for the whole ten days as well. We ate Indian food and caught up on our lives as it has been several years since we spent time together. So that was fun.
Well, time for bed. I have some definite muscle soreness arising.... Rachel gets here on Monday and will have room at a hotel where there is a hot tub. I plan to exploit that connection rather shamelessly. She will understand. She knows me very well.