Saturday, August 30, 2014


Friends and students, September 1st marks the 13th day since Guruji's death. According to the Vedas, the soul is completely liberated from the body on the 13th day. It is traditional to offer a service as a gift to the community to honor the occasion.

Alcove Yoga will open the studio for free practice from 9am to 12pm. Please come and use our facility to do your own practice.

As many who have been to Pune know, Guruji was seen in the practice hall at during the same hours until just a few months ago. For those of you who have never been to the Iyengar Institute in Pune, everyone does their own practice, working on the things they need to work on, usually at a slow, deliberate pace. The practice hall may have 110 persons in it, mat to mat, but it is quiet. Any talk that goes on is brief and in whispers.

During August, we would see Raya or Abijata suddenly dash through the hall in search of a prop, and then literally leap and run over and through bodies to get the prop down to Guruji in his house next door as quickly as possible. He kept practicing until they took him to the hospital on August 12th.
Practice Hall in August 2014. Gurji's normal practice area was by the tressler in the background. He did not come to the practice hall once during August, but still the vibration of him and his practice led us to carry on. Picture by Stefanie Vogler of Milan

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