World Tour 2006: Amazing Photos from San Francisco


Getting Crazy To Stay Sane
Supta Kurmasana

Govinda Kai, an American Ashtanga teacher now based in Tokyo, shared some of his phenomenal and intimate photos from his visit to San Francisco for Guruji’s World Tour 2006.

Govinda’s entire Flickr photostream is worthwhile, if you like photos of Ashtanga, Ashtangis or Japan.

He’s really done a great service for Ashtangis by sharing his photos of the World Tour in San Francisco. Photos are increasingly not allowed at the World Tour, which just makes Govinda’s photos that much more special. Plus, because of his closeness to Guruji, he was able to take especially cool photos of Guruji away from the World Tour. Govinda’s San Francisco photosets are:

Govinda took the time to label each of his photos with some thoughtful and insightful captions, so when you look at his set, make sure to pay attention to the photo captions. These really added depth, meaning and warmth to Govinda’s sets.

Thank you, Govinda.

I had a really hard time choosing, but some of my favorites from Govinda’s Flickr sets (captions by Govinda) follow:


Fierce Instruction
Janu Sirsasana


Revolving Door to Samadhi
Parivritta Trikonasana


Hearts Expanding Into Infinity
Urdhva Mukha Svanasana

And, definitely one of the best photos of Guruji I’ve seen…


What Does He See?

1 thought on “World Tour 2006: Amazing Photos from San Francisco

  1. Govinda Kai

    Thanks to Philippe and Tracy for getting the word out on my photos of the workshop with Guruji in San Francisco. We are all supremely blessed by the teachings and the great work of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. There are so few teachers who can transmit the practice in a way that stays true to the authentic roots of this great tradition. Please share the practice as much as possible!

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