I understand that there is a Jois Center (or is it called Jois Yoga) in Encinitas and I believe in Isla Morada, Florida. I don’t know how big those places are, but here is my question, and I mean no disrespect: If Sharath and his Mother Saraswati, along with his Uncle Manju do 90 day intensives here in the USA, would that be comparable to a 90 day learning experience in Mysore? My first though is that 90 day rent in either CA or FL might break a yogis bank, and that life in rupees is as important to the Mysore experience as the yoga instruction. But then the plane ticket/jet fuel spew into the atmosphere might be converted into rent money at either CA or FL beach spot. If being placed outside your cultural context and placed in South Asian/Indian modern culture is essential to learning, improving and refining the Ashtanga yoga method, I’d be very grateful for a short non snarky explanation if it is not too much trouble.
I have the moving stuff around bug today in preparation for the new year. The husband is doing the heavy lifting as we get rid of furniture that stores stuff we no longer wish to keep, and thus clearing wall and floor space that I hopefully will not clutter up again. I am about to move my home practice spot and put the little altar space back together, so it occurred to me to ask if anyone has a photo of Sharath in their space, or has seen one at their shala? How does one figure that out? Who sets the tone/the example? Please don’t write me with Duh! I can’t believe your sacrilegious self does not know that! Sorry, I just don’t so I’m asking.