(Please note- the following passages are merely brief notes scribbled hastily during the lectures themselves and are nowhere near as dense, brilliant, and eloquently expressed as the messages of the speakers themselves! These are brilliant lecturers and formidable scholars and I merely hope to provide quick overviews of the content of lectures, mainly for my own further research. Please pardon the terse and incomplete nature of these summaries) - Joey
Day 1: Feb. 8, 2019
Demonstration of the traditional Hatha Yoga Surya Namaskar by Yoga Prakash, accompanied by the 12 names of the Sun, chanted with each B...
I recently sat down with The Humboldt Lighthouse podcast to discuss our film, Mysore Yoga Traditions, the lineages and philosophy of Ashtanga Yoga, and my personal journey with yoga. You can stream or download the episode here:
Andrew Eppler was one one of my first teachers back in 2008, when I first embarked on my journey into yoga. It is only fitting that he is the first subject of an ongoing series of interviews with some of the most inspiring and influential yogis I know. Actually, this interview comes from a few months back, when I interviewed Andrew in a session for our upcoming documentary, "Mysore Yoga Traditions." We had to cut out most of the interview for inclusion in the documentary, but I am happy to present the majority of the interview here in a World Wide Yoga Tribe exclusive!
The process of human evolution is not merely the result of biological forces, but of our own personal choices as well. Yoga is one of many methods of self-directed evolution. By utilizing these ancient, finely-tuned moving, breathing, and meditation techniques as a method of self-mastery, you cultivate a steadiness of mind conducive to exploring the nature and terrain of your own consciousness with intense focus and genuine inquiry. Along the way, you begin to discover the subconscious symbols that color your dreams, the cultural conditioning and socially-enforced belief systems that inform your perceptions...