Sunday, April 1, 2012

Maybe we'll meet in Mysore (?)

This post is inspired by Grimmly's recent post. Unlike Grimmly's post, however, this is NOT an April Fool's joke (too late in the day for that, anyway...).

I wasn't originally planning to share this with the cybershala at such an early stage in the game, but after seeing Grimmly's post, I just couldn't keep my cyber-mouth shut any longer. So here goes: Yesterday, I submitted my online application to study at the K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI) for four weeks this summer (July 1st to August 1st).

As I said, this is still very early in the game: I am honestly still not 100 percent certain that I will make it there, as I have a whole bunch of issues in my personal and professional life that need to be taken care of. But I decided that it is important to try to take a step forward, no matter how small. In any case, there will probably never be a "perfect" time to go to Mysore; if not now, then when?

I am not writing this to pressure anybody to do anything, but I do know that there are some of you out there who have been mulling over this same thing for a while now. All I'll say is this: Perhaps, just perhaps, we might meet in Mysore this summer? Meet me in... Mysore (?)...


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In other news: This has been an unusually busy and hectic weekend for me. As a result, I have not been able to respond to those of you who have taken the time and trouble to comment on my last two posts. My apologies. The comment-responding service here at Yoga in the Dragon's Den will resume very shortly. :-) Thank you for your patience and kind consideration. 

15 comments:

  1. this is very very informational blog and very interesting.... thanx for this ....

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  2. well done Nobel, you are an inspiration:) Just keep moving forward, it will all fall into place:)

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    1. Thanks. I will keep plodding forward :-)

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  3. Cool!!! Wish our travel plans could coincide, would be fun to meet you.

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    1. Yes, it certainly would be fun to meet after conversing in the cybershala for so long :-)

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  4. So happy to hear this, either way it might go, I am visualizing you there, and hey! would love to meet you! maybe this time maybe another time, it is bound to happen and we will have some proper chai!

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    1. I'll really love to sit down for some chai with you, Claudia :-) I feel that I've known you for so long, even though we've never met.

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  5. Looking forward to reading your posts from your Mysore Den!

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    1. Yes, "Yoga in the Mysore Den"? :-)

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  6. Can you go in the summer?? That is the only time of year I can go--as I am off in the summers, but I always thought it was too hot in India then. Do you know anything about this time of year? Maybe there are less people then. Hmmmmmm.

    Tara

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  7. So glad you are going, Nobel! Congratulation.

    (I didn't know you could go in the summer, either. Hmmmmm.....food for thought!)

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  8. Fantastic Nobel! I'll look forward to the posts from Mysore...including the required "Ashtangi-Food Posts" of course! I'm planning a Mysore trip for Feb.-Mar. 2013...it's taking that long to save the vacation from work. :)

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    1. Yes Christine, there will be Ashtangi-Food Posts, a.k.a. Food Porn. I'm happy to hear that you are planning a trip too :-)

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  9. Hello Tara and Michelle,
    yes, you can go in the summer. The KPJAYI website says:

    "Sharath will not be teaching in Mysore from April 6 until the end of June. The shala will reopen on July 1, 2012. Saraswathi’s class will resume from July 4."

    I am guessing that they are opening the shala in the summer in order to accommodate the overflow crowd, i.e. people who had to be turned away in the winter. I'm not sure if there will be less people there. But so far, it seems that the majority of folks are still going in the winter. Doesn't matter to me; only thing that matters is that I get to go :-)

    Michelle: Maybe you shouldn't congratulate me just yet. Many chips still need to fall into place in order for this to happen :-)

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