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Now Available: New Ashtanga Calendar, Morning Mysore

I just got hold of a copy of the new Morning Mysore calendar to review. Antonia, Dave and Wendy, Ashtangis at Yoga is Youthfulness, emphasized taking photos of real yogis practicing Ashtanga yoga in Morning Mysore as opposed to picture-perfect Yoga Journal-type “models”.

UPDATE 12/22/06: All 110 Calendars are sold out – thanks!

I am amazed at the quality of the production – the calendar could have been made by professionals, you cannot tell the difference. With the use of modern printing technology, the talent behind the photos and the care taken to produce it, this calendar is truly superb.

Apart from the quality of the photos, each picture has a caption taken from the students’ answers to the question, “What does this practice mean to you?“. These quotes are inspiring, an important and unique feature in a calendar! Here’s a sample:

What’s amazing to me is that as I enter the studio I instantly feel surrounded by this caring energy. I barely know my fellow yogis at the studio and yet feel that I do know them, and they know me. They understand my struggles on the mat, share the humor in it, know why I’m here. They are my friends.

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August 2007 – SSR in parsvottasana

From what I hear, as of today more than 100 calendars have already been pre-ordered.

Go to Divine Eye Productions to get a copy (you’ll also be able to see all the months in more detail there).

We are taking preorders only for this calendar. Deadlines for ordering are 11/17/06 Friday noon and 12/1/06 Friday noon. The price is $25 with shipping ($20 if you live near Mountain View, California).

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The cover of the calendar – a class in full swing

The first step of the project was to take lots of photos of students practicing Ashtanga Vinyasa in the Mysore-Style classes at Yoga is Youthfulness in Mountain View, California. The best 500 (!) were published in an online photo gallery. Back in August I wrote a post about the calendar/photo project , which included many photos from the project.

The second step was to choose the best 12, and produce a real life calendar.

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The back cover and overview of all the photos

What a great gift for Ashtangis everywhere! Thank you Antonia, Dave and Wendy.

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  1. tracy said,

    November 15, 2006 at 5:27 pm

    I really enjoyed checking out the “before” and “after” pictures.

    “Before” are here:
    http://www.yogaisyouth.com/gallery/mysorepix

    “After” are in this post and here:
    http://www.divine-eye.com/calendar.html

    I really got a sense of how much hard work went into the calendar and how important layout and design are! It’s kinda fun.

  2. Jesseca Logan said,

    July 11, 2007 at 1:43 pm

    Is there a 2008 Mysore Calendar in progress? and if so, when can we order it?

  3. tracy said,

    July 22, 2007 at 7:11 pm

    Hi Jessica,

    I suggest you contact Antonia and team at Divine Eye.

    If enough people express interest, maybe there will be a 2008 calendar!

    cheers,
    t

  4. kevin mcgetrick said,

    November 13, 2007 at 2:27 pm

    Can I order a 2008 calendar?

  5. kevin mcgetrick said,

    November 13, 2007 at 2:27 pm

    Can I order a 2008 calendar?

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Pattabhis Jois in the New Prana Catalog

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Sri K. Pattabhis Jois

To see some great photos of Pattabhis Jois’ 90th birthday celebration, pick up Prana’s 2006 Yoga catalog.

As in every year, all the photos are brilliant – but this catalog has an exceptional number of Ashtangi photos, including some great ones of Pattabhis Jois, his family and his birthday celebration.

And of course, Prana is still selling all those clothes we really like. I think Prana’s stuff for men is simply the best (read: “makes guys look hot”). And their women’s clothes have kept me looking respectable through many Ashtanga practices as well as some rough-ish travel.

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Here’s the cover – is that headstand?

Those of you at the 2006 World Tour in San Francisco should be able to pick the catalog up at the Regency Center (while supplies last).

The photos in this post are from Prana’s catalog, which has even more, so pick it up and buy things from Prana. It’s so nice that they produce such a cool catalog (not too mention the functional, hip things they sell).

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Pattabhis Jois’ 90th Birthday Celebration

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Pattabhis Jois’ 90th Birthday in the 2006 Prana catalog. Thanks, Prana.

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  1. surf8 said,

    January 27, 2007 at 5:01 pm

    Prana catalog was one of the most offensive initiative I have ever seen on this commercial Yoga era… a history moment that many Yogis were waiting for… when Guruji and Iyengar met again after so many years a opportunistic clothing company used it to sell clothing… I am sure they were laughing after they gave permission to use the pictures… I just hope Guruji and the family saw some $ from it. I am a model and know how much I can make to hire my image… Mysore images are not just about their image but what they stand for… and that has nothing to do with selling clothing… for me is very simple… DON’T BUY PRANA clothing… they were disrespectful… also the cover is for sure a transgenic wheat field for sure… I just see no Soul is that catalog, and I have been traveling for mysore for 6 years already…

    practice… All is comming…

    Love

    Tarik

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