With the close of 2006 this is a good opportunity to review what happened last year in Ashtanga Yoga.
2006 for Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
This was a very active year, especially for Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and his family. At 91, he is not appearing to slow down!
- January: Meeting with B.K.S. Iyengar
- March: World Tour Part 1 in London, San Francisco and New York
- July: 91st Birthday Party
- August: World Tour Part 2 in France, Finland and Denmark
- November: News of the new shala opening in Florida
A new book about Ashtanga used to appear every few years. This year we had two, plus two DVDs.
- January: Ashtanga Yoga: Practice and Philosophy book by Gregor Maehle
- March: a new film, Guru
- March: Sharath’s Primary Series DVD
- March: Mystore Style photo book by Graeme Montgomery
- November: Morning Mysore 2007 Calendar
2006 for Ashtanga teaching
The teaching and practice of Ashtanga yoga continued to flourish, as evidenced by:
- the record numbers of student going to Mysore, India to study with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute,
- record numbers of new teachers and Ashtanga schools listed on Ashtanga.com, and
- the surge of interest in Ashtanga in Asia, especially Japan
2006 for Ashtanga on the web
As the growth in traffic and new technologies on the internet continues, so do Ashtanga cyber-resources. Here’s a selection:
- photos tagged Ashtanga on Flickr.com exploded
- the number of photos of the different Ashtanga series grew
Throughout the year, old regulars continued their excellent work: Ashtanga.com providing official information, Ashtangi.net with its ever expanding collection of Ashtanga blogs, AYRI.org getting a new look, and Sharath’s tres cool site.
And let’s not forget the new kid on the block, AshtangaNews.com… If we’ve missed anything, please let us know.
Thank you to everyone who’s contributed to AshtangaNews – especially our writers – Govinda Kai, Lori, KJS, Jinn, Tara, Lisa and Wendy – and everyone who’s shared story ideas with us – particularly Bala, commented on and read AshtangaNews!