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PATTABHI JOIS FLORIDA WORKSHOP CANCELLED

[Update as of March 30: Terri Smith is offering an Ashtanga workshop in Islamorada March 27-April 6. Please read her comment below or get contact information here: Terri Smith's Ashtanga workshop in Islamorada (on Ashtanga.com). Thank you, Terri. -Ed.]

A friend just told me that she received an email that the upcoming workshop in Florida had been cancelled. I just took a look at the AYRI.org site and there was a message:

URGENT NEWS: PATTABHI JOIS FLORIDA WORKSHOP CANCELLED
Due to health complications, Pattabhi Jois has been advised not to travel at the present time.
He is fine and resting in Mysore. Full refunds will be given.

Hopefully it’s not serious. Our thoughts are with Guruji and his family.

We’ll let you know more if we hear anything.

UPDATE March 23 (from ashtanga.com):

From AYRI.org:

Florida workshop students: Please send your T-shirt size and mailing address to ashtangaguru@yahoo.com

UPDATE March 26:
Special Workshop: David Keil & Gretchen Suarez – Miami, FL, March 25-April 6

UPDATE March 30:
As Terri Smith tells us in the comments to this post:

Our beloved Guruji has been transferred to a regular ward and out of ICU, and is expected to recover.
Sharath and Saraswati are needed in Mysore to care for Guruji. We should not question their decision to stay.

The new AYI shala here in Islamorada awaits Guruji’s blessing before it can host classes.
As I am currently the only authorized teacher down here, I am doing my best to teach as I was taught.
If I do well, all grace is to my Guru. Any mistakes are my own.

If you are among the Ashtangis stranded in Islamorada, please stop by Paradise Yoga at mm 82. I’d love to meet you. Practice times are posted on www.paradise-yoga.net. Big thanks to Audra (studio owner) for the invaluable help she has given our community.
JAI GURU!

Pattabhi Jois with teachers in Helsinki 2006

Pattabhi Jois with teachers in Helsinki 2006 by R Quinones

Comments (27)

27 Comments »

  1. Erin said,

    March 19, 2007 at 2:50 pm

    I hope SKPJ gets well soon!

    I am going anyway, since I have a plane ticket and a place to stay–and those are nonrefundable. Do you think there’s any way a group of people could use the space at his new studio to practice? Aren’t a bunch of senior teachers coming who could stand in for SKPJ? Will the Keys be inhabited by wayward ashtangis?

  2. yoginidotcalm said,

    March 19, 2007 at 4:53 pm

    There are three of us from Calgary still going, it would be great if we could organize together, practice, and send all of our energies to SKPJ…

    Any ideas?

  3. yogimom said,

    March 19, 2007 at 7:03 pm

    Would love to practice while in Florida. I have a non-refundable plane ticket and condo rental. Please keep me posted!

  4. Erin said,

    March 20, 2007 at 2:13 am

    I think I might email the people who emailed me about the cancellation to see if we can practice mysore style at the place. I’ll let you know what happens!

  5. Erin said,

    March 20, 2007 at 7:11 am

    I emailed and they said they were looking into various ideas for us to gather. And they said to check the website for more info.

  6. Gaby Muñoz said,

    March 20, 2007 at 11:38 am

    hey everybody I dont know how i get to this site….but I´m happy…we are from Mexico and I said we cause we are 12 from here that were waiting fro this since November last year…..as you I have not refundable ticket and the condo is the same thing so….we were thinking go anyway and find the way practice with a lot of peolple i´m sure is in the same situation…so please if u don´t mind let us knowwwwww Thank u so much…Gaby from Mexico…….

  7. stephanie said,

    March 20, 2007 at 12:46 pm

    So my friends I was going with bagged and I need a place to stay, my ticket is non-refundable, anyone have a bed or room for rent I’ll be there the 24th- Thursday, willing to share cost.
    Thanks, you can e-mail me at bstep77@aol.com

  8. Linda said,

    March 20, 2007 at 1:44 pm

    Hi. This forum is great. I, too, am wondering about others still planning on going to Ilamorada. Maybe we can practice on the beach each day?! That would also be wonderful if a senior teacher took over and we had use of his space. I’ll keep checking back here for more info. Thanks.
    Linda

  9. heidi said,

    March 20, 2007 at 3:48 pm

    Two Mysore-class alternatives are happening in Miami. Please contact gretchensuarez@yahoo.com AND info@miamilifcenter.com for further information!

  10. ralph said,

    March 20, 2007 at 3:52 pm

    is there anyone there in mysore that knows how he himself is?
    he is fine is not really an answer lol.

  11. Erin said,

    March 20, 2007 at 4:05 pm

    How far from Miami to Key Largo? I am staying in Key Largo. Maybe someone wants to drive with me to Miami? But I think it’s about 1.5 or 2 hours. Yuck.

  12. yogimom said,

    March 20, 2007 at 5:13 pm

    It is about 90 minutes each way to Miami. Too far to travel every day!

  13. Erin said,

    March 20, 2007 at 5:17 pm

    Yogimom,

    I’ve been trying to find a yoga studio in the Key Largo/Islamorada area, where they might let us do mysore before they hold their regular classes–this is my dream anyway. But no luck so far. I don’t think there are any studios in that area. I sure wish the Jois people would let us practice in their space . . .

    I think there might be space outside and inside to practiceat the condo where I am staying.

    I’ll be in Key Largo–where are you staying?

    Maybe we can all set up small practice groups during the week. And then have a big dinner party at the end of it all!

  14. Lynn said,

    March 20, 2007 at 6:09 pm

    I am sad to hear Guruji is not feeling well. I have decided to postpone my trip to Florida. If anyone is interested I was going to stay at a very cute inn but have since canceled. The dates are March 24-30th and I have attached the website below.

    http://www.casathorn.com/

    Blessings

  15. claude said,

    March 20, 2007 at 9:53 pm

    Hello, my ticket is no refundable aswell….so please let me know if you are planning to practice some were eles……….. I hope Guriji is OK. I was planning this trip since last year….I was so excited about it…..I hope to get so me good news for Mysor some time this week

  16. henry said,

    March 20, 2007 at 9:57 pm

    I’ts a shme we are not going to be able to practice yoga with guruji….we hope he gets well soon!!!! But can’t sharat and saraswati come to miami to give the course??? that would be wonderfull…..

  17. Erin said,

    March 21, 2007 at 8:49 am

    I think I am going to g to Yoga Grove in Coconut Grove. I am staying in Key Largo. If anyone wants to carpool, let me know.
    elkesmom@gmail.com

  18. sanjaya said,

    March 21, 2007 at 9:41 am

    Matthew Darling is giving a workshop in Islamorada on 3/26/07. Check ashtanga.com

  19. Gaby Muñoz said,

    March 21, 2007 at 3:10 pm

    Hey there…KIno Mc gregor was in Mexico last year and I had the opportunity to practice with her and Tim feldman…they are great..the thing is they are in Miami that days and we have to rent a car and drive to get there…1 hour each day..mmmm(something to think about it) but..maybe we can practice there…or at Islamorada in groups or at the beach or….. We just need an space where practice… and the mattttt …..I Don´t know what to sayyyyyyy..as u we planned this trip since last year…..I trust, well WE are like waiting for a miracle….find happy faces there at Isla morada waiting to have Mysore practice,learn,and have a great party at the end of this trip as someone here SAID…. we are going to stay in plantation key for one week and wrenn stret 88.5 the other one..so…here we gooooooooooo..see u there….gaby and the 12th…friends(emilia_3110@hotmail.com)

  20. yoginidotcalm said,

    March 21, 2007 at 9:55 pm

    It sounds like many of us are still going and trying to meet up with each other…
    There was going to be a grand opening celebration…
    I am wondering if maybe we can all plan on meeting up where the shala is going to be (or even at the Fish Bowl nearby) just to get acquainted and maybe just to all be able to have a moment in SKPJ’s honour?
    Thoughts?

  21. H. Bennett said,

    March 22, 2007 at 9:17 am

    Still attending Islamorada during the cancelled workshop… if anyone knows of classes during the first week of April please advise….

  22. yogimom said,

    March 22, 2007 at 5:17 pm

    Terri Smith, a AYRI authorized teacher from Chicago will be offering ashtanga classes in Islamorada Week 1 of the workshop!
    http://www.paradise-yoga.net/

  23. Baird said,

    March 23, 2007 at 6:24 am

    Yup I’ll be there too. Nice to know there will be peolpe to practice with and maybe some classes.

  24. Linda said,

    March 26, 2007 at 9:54 am

    Hi. I WILL be in Islamorada Apr. 2-6th. If anyone will be there also, let’s get together! I’m staying at the Harbor Lights hotel, a cheaper hotel near the Holiday Isle Hotel I believe.
    Hope to see some of you there.
    Linda

  25. terri smith said,

    March 30, 2007 at 7:26 am

    Hello Folks
    Here is what i know:
    Our beloved Guruji has been transferred to a regular ward and out of ICU, and is expected to recover.
    Sharath and Saraswati are needed in Mysore to care for Guruji. We should not question their decision to stay.
    The new AYI shala here in Islamorada awaits Guruji’s blessing before it can host classes.
    As I am currently the only authorized teacher down here, I am doing my best to teach as I was taught.
    If I do well, all grace is to my Guru. Any mistakes are my own.

    If you are among the Ashtangis stranded in Islamorada, please stop by Paradise Yoga at mm 82. I’d love to meet you. Practice times are posted on http://www.paradise-yoga.net. Big thanks to Audra (studio owner) for the invaluable help she has given our community.
    JAI GURU!

  26. Lene Merkesvik said,

    April 22, 2007 at 3:38 pm

    - I am wondering when there will be a workshop in Islamorada?

    Namaste,
    Lene :)

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