Sunday, May 2, 2010

Countdown to yoga teacher training!

Less than one month away until I head to Boulder for Richard Freeman’s 200 hour month-long yoga teacher training! I could not be more excited for this month of protected time and space for yoga... and it could not be happening at a better time. 

I really like the way Richard talks about the asana practice here (Thanks Laruga for sharing this!): 

“One meditative yoga posture flows through endless forms, just as one being manifests an infinity of forms. Currents of energy rise and spread, pulling the body through a whole spectrum of attitudes and viewpoints, postures strung like flowers on the thread of the breath. This movement produces spontaneous meditation by awakening the core energy of the nervous system, connecting it from its root to the crown of the head.” 

I'm looking forward to thinking more about how to bring yoga into the medical world, including 1) mysore-style medicine and 2) making yoga more accessible to people. 

I'll repost this great video of Richard Freeman talking about how physicians should give patients a self-knowledge, and thus help turn them into their own doctor.


  1. Hi from Istanbul-Turkey...
    First of all I would like to say that I found out your blog a week ago and loved it!

    I wanted to stop by and tell you congratulations on the training-to-come and want to add that I am also starting my teacher training in 2 months. I totally can understand your excitement bout it :))

    yayyyy for both of us :D


  2. Christina!!

    I am so excited that you are doing dear friend from Mysore Samantha is also going to be a student there!


  3. Ok hands up who ISN'T doing a TT this summer. great we're all doing different ones, perhaps we should set up a shared private blog to compare notes

  4. I know, we will definitely have to compare notes! Gizem, it's so nice to hear from you and thanks for your comment!

    Grimmy, I cannot wait to hear about your upcoming Ramaswami TT!!!!!

    Jill, I'm excited to meet your friend Samantha!

  5. I am definitly up for the idea about comparing notes! let's do it :)