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Guruji to travel to US

Islamorada is back on, after 2 cancellations (last March and this March). This is from the official AYRI.org site:

URGENT BREAKING NEWS

We are pleased to announce that Guruji’s doctor has given him a clean bill of health and has released him for travel to America. Guruji will be opening the Yoga Studio in Islamorada beginning with a Grand Opening Party on Friday, May 23 from 6PM – 8PM.

We are very sorry for any inconveniences caused by the cancellations in the past two
years but are very excited to share this experience with all students who plan to attend.

Here’s the link to register.

There will be 3 classes and there is no mention of Sharath coming but Saraswathi will be there:

The classes will focus on the primary series sequence, which takes about 1½ hours.

May 23 6:00pm-8:00pm Grand Opening Party

May 24 8:00am Class

May 25 8:00am Class

May 26 8:00am Class

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  1. Dean said,

    April 28, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    Such a stupid place to have the new addition to the AYRI

  2. babalukas said,

    April 28, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    This is getting to be the boy who cried wolf story. It would probably be better for PK Jois not to travel and take care of his fragile health.

  3. Kira said,

    May 2, 2008 at 7:32 am

    Certainly, if you want to attend just a single class, given the notice time and the holiday and the location, you’ll have to drive down from early in the morning yourself.

    All the hotels i’ve called require a 3-night minimum stay and i’m only in the United States for the weekend – so that doesn’t work for me. (if anyone knows of a place offering space for just one night, please post it here – thanks)

    I’m still keen to go, though

  4. Linda said,

    May 19, 2008 at 6:28 am

    Guruji is in the states!

  5. Judith Vimala said,

    May 21, 2008 at 7:30 am

    The drive to key west is awesome.. so make it a long fun vacation and come see Key west while you are here and hear some great music and go for a sunset sail or snorkel trip .. see Guru ji while he is available and get blessings and have fun ..

  6. saba Lang said,

    May 27, 2009 at 3:35 am

    Please,
    I am looking for timetable for workshop in Winter 2009 -2010
    Thank you so much for info.
    sab

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Islamorada Workshop 2008 Officially Canceled

Please see March 7 Update below.

Today there were some comments on our October 2007 post Guruji in Florida in March 2008 about the workshop next month being canceled.

I asked a friend who had signed up for the second week who said that while she did not receive any official email, when she called up she was told that they were just starting to call students who were registered for the second week (March 24 to 28 2008):

Guruji is not going to make it for the trip - he’s ok but just can’t travel. However, Sharath and Saraswati are still coming but they will only be conducting classes during the first week (see Update below).

It seems students who registered for the second week are given the option to switch to the first week. Here are the details of who to contact from the AYRI.org registration page:

Nargis Lengacher at nargis@sdcreations.org and 831-659-3779 or Camille Kochon at creations@sdcreations.org and 760-804-9333.

I will update this post if anything official is posted.

UPDATE March 4 2008 9:00: According to the Ashtanga.com newsletter:

Sri K. Pattabhi Jois USA Tour 2008: On the advice of his physician, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois will not be traveling to teach at this workshop. We hope you will support Guruji’s new Florida center by joining his daughter Saraswathi and his grandson Sharath for the grand opening party of March 14th followed by classes.
Week 1: March 15-20, 7:00am and 9:00am
Week 2: March 24-28, 7:00am and 9:00am

UPDATE March 4 2008 12:00:On the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute website is an announcement:

My Beloved Students,

I have just been informed by my physician that it is recommended that I not travel at this time. While I am extremely disappointed that I won’t see each and every one of you. I hope that you will support my new center by joining my daughter Saraswathi and my grandson Sharath for the grand opening party of March 14 followed by classes.

This will be my family’s only visit the United States in 2008. I look forward to your support.

Love, Guruji

UPDATE March 4 2008 14:00: Now I am hearing that the workshop has been canceled completely. As I mentioned above, if you want to find out exactly what is going on contact: Nargis Lengacher at nargis@sdcreations.org and 831-659-3779 or Camille Kochon at creations@sdcreations.org and 760-804-9333.

UPDATE March 7 2008: The AYRI.org site has been updated and the workshop has been officially canceled:

The Florida tour has been cancelled. Further updates will be posted soon.

Guruji is doing fine and resting. Please do not call the family at this time due to the abundance of calls coming through. Further updates will be posted on the website.

The Shala in Mysore will re-open on the 27th of April.

UPDATE March 12 2008: From this post’s comments below:

Paradise Yoga would be happy to host ashtanga classes again this year. If there are any teachers coming to town who would be willing to teach classes or workshops, please give us a call at (305) 517-YOGA. Our schedule can be found online at www.paradise-yoga.net and will be updated with the ashtanga information. We are located 1.5 miles south of the Shala in Islamorada. Thanks and hope to see you- Audra Santoro

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  1. Nicole said,

    March 5, 2008 at 10:33 am

    I just received a phone call from Camille informing me that the entire workshop is canceled and the refunds will be issued.

  2. Luz said,

    March 5, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    That’s unfortunate…does anyone know if there’s another studio that offers ashtanga practice in the Keys? Perhaps the “stranded ashtangis” could gather and practice somewhere! Any ideas?

  3. Sandra said,

    March 6, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    well, I just received an email (after inquiring) from nargis that everything’s cancelled. I’m still planning on coming down (I need the break) and would like to practice also – I understand that Paradise Yoga came through last time. If they will let us practice there, we could help each other with the assists (I studied extensively with David Swenson and Manju and am experienced but not yet authorized). I am staying at Key Lantern Inn. If anyone wants to hook up for practice and snorkeling/exploring the Everglades from Mar 15 – 20, let me know! sandra@ashtangayogamaryland.com
    namaste!

  4. beaver said,

    March 6, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    Tour officially cancelled. See the http://www.ayri.org page.

  5. jack said,

    March 7, 2008 at 8:15 am

    On Paradise Yoga’s website it states that they will offer ashtanga classes. They are also looking for people to teach.

  6. Tammy said,

    March 7, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    I’m going to Islamorada as well and would love to get together to practice! tbieri@austin.rr.com

  7. Lisa Manecke said,

    March 10, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    I’m also still going to Islamorada. I’ll be there 3/15 – 3/22. Paradise Yoga was great last year. It’s a very small space, but very nice. I’m totally up for practicing there or any othere place that comes available. Please keep me informed of practice opportunities! Namaste and see you in the Keys!

  8. Hope Lambert said,

    March 10, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    I am also going to Islamorada and will be there from March 15 – March 21. I am game for practicing as well. I wonder if any of the Miami teachers might be willing to come down to teach.

  9. Paradise Yoga said,

    March 12, 2008 at 10:10 am

    Paradise Yoga would be happy to host ashtanga classes again this year. If there are any teachers coming to town who would be willing to teach classes or workshops, please give us a call at (305) 517-YOGA. Our schedule can be found online at http://www.paradise-yoga.net and will be updated with the ashtanga information. We are located 1.5 miles south of the Shala in Islamorada. Thanks and hope to see you- Audra Santoro

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