[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):
- Guruji is still in the hospital yet doing well and taking rest in Mysore
- Kino MacGregor, Greg Nardi et al. are teaching a workshop in Miami, March 25-April 6
- Matthew Darling, Terri Smith et al. are teaching a workshop in Islamorada on March 26
Florida workshop students: Please send your T-shirt size and mailing address to email@example.com
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.