Monthly Archives: March 2007


[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 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 site and there was a message:

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


Florida workshop students: Please send your T-shirt size and mailing address to

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 Big thanks to Audra (studio owner) for the invaluable help she has given our community.

Pattabhi Jois with teachers in Helsinki 2006

Pattabhi Jois with teachers in Helsinki 2006 by R Quinones