How to Spend it

Serious question. It involves prioritizing time and money. And I know the answer. I am fortunate to have the chance to partake from the following: Sharath in NYC during mid September. A week of led primary at $250 no day passes and more than one hundred people at the Chinatown YMCA. Louise Ellis Workshop at my dear friend Kristen Albertson’s Shala in Fayetteville, Arkansas also in mid September, and Tim Miller at my shala in Georgetown, CT in October. I am not one of those who has cash for all three, and as you can see you need special siddhis to simultaneously partake of the Sharath and Louise workshop. I have experienced the strong and lovely energy of practicing in the presence of Sharath and Saraswati. What you are attending is not a workshop or an opportunity to refine your asana practice. It is another thing that is definitely not about the $250 price and you either know what I mean or you disregard as you please. Ever since I found out about Louise, I have had this strong desire to study with her, in the same way that I wanted to study with Nancy and Dena. Having been in both their workshops at AYC, I hope to study with them again in a smaller venue which is what Ashtanga Yoga Fayetteville offers with Louise. Then there is Timji, my teacher’s teacher, the teacher of so many other teachers I respect. To me his visit is a vivid, vibrant expression of parampara. So, for now my available pennies are on Louise. My resolution is to save some  more for Tim’s October visit, and pay my respects to Sharath and Saraswati when there are no scheduling conflicts.

10 thoughts on “How to Spend it

  1. I vote for Louise! You’ve already gotten a chance to practice with Sharath on tour, and that’s an opportunity that comes up more often. Plus you’d get way more personal attention with Louise I’d bet.

  2. more like 200-300 people in that cold gym..though i might do it..where on earth is the info on it? i have been hearing about sharath coming to nyc for a while now. and i thought i was a good internet searcher..but nada.
    i agree..go for louise..follow your instincts on this..

    • Kevin, I sent my paypal payment and received a gracious thank you from her right away. Also, Sharath week now accepts single day trippers & so booked a one day treat the day before my trip to see Louise.

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