Getting ready for a trip to India always gets my energetic body all jacked up. I’m buzzing and it feels like when I used to take speed back in the day (hey, I was a hippie, OK?) Now it’s a natural high.
I leave on Sunday for my 7th trip, beginning with continuing my yoga therapy training with Ganesh Mohan, traveling for the first time to Varanasi and Sarnath, then leading my group of 7 intrepid first-time India travelers and global yogis for private classes at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram, then my yoga retreat in Varkala, Kerala. When they go home I’m off to Goa and Mumbai, each for the first time.
To say that this trip is different is an understatement. I was more involved with learning different energy healing modalities last year (which by their very nature cranks up your energy body) and this week I received some energy work, so to say that I’ve shifted is also an understatement. My gut is screaming at me that something is happening. Can’t put my finger on it but in the words of Sly Stone, there’s a riot goin’ on.
The latest is that Kausthub Desikachar has broken his silence. Coincidentally I received an email today from “Sannidhi of Krishnamacharya Yoga.” It came to my old email address that KYM has. The website is sky-yoga.net but when I searched for that site, nothing came up. There is no name attached to the email, it came from “firstname.lastname@example.org.”
After explaining the Krishnamacharya tradition, it goes on:
The Sannidhi of Krishnamacharya Yoga (SKY) is founded by TKV Desikachar and Menaka Desikachar. It will be the medium through which the whole range of the teachings of T Krishnamacharya will be extended into the current century in a traditional manner, yet relevant to the modern era.
The objectives of Sannidhi of Krishnamcharya Yoga (SKY) include
- Increasing awareness of Yoga and its many applications especially in the domains of Health, Healing and Spiritual Transformation.
- Promoting and sharing Yoga as a complimentary therapeutic approach both in one to one settings, as well as in specialized focused groups.
- Offering Training programs of the highest standards in Yoga and Yoga therapy.
- Collaborating with other modalities of healing to facilitate integrative paradigms in healing.
- Creating and sharing educational resources that support the understanding and study of Yoga.
- Supporting the network of Yoga teachers and therapist through continuing education. Initiating Research studies to evaluate the role of Yoga in contemporary health care.
…A choice of exciting programs are being conceptualised SKY for the year 2013. These will be conducted by experienced and senior faculty trained in the tradition of Krishnamacharya. Details of these will be made available soon.
Interesting. Someone subscribed me to this E newsletter since they have my old email address. The email listed their courses for 2013. Their address is 6 (Old# 5) Stone Link Avenue in R A Puram, near the neighborhood that KYM is in. The Krishnamacharya Healing & Yoga Foundation (KHYF) that Kausthub headed and was subsequently dismissed from (rumors are that he still pulls the strings behind the scenes) is in the near area.
Call me suspicious but I doubt very much that Sri Desikachar and his wife would start a new yoga school, not given their ages and Sri Desikachar’s condition. But did Kausthub start a new school a la John Friend? Did he name his parents as founders of this new school as they were named the heads of KHYF when Kausthub was forced to step down?
My intuition says yes.
Curiouser and curiouser.
As is my local yoga scene. In the last few weeks I’ve heard stories that make me shake my head and put my hands to my ears saying “lalalalalalala……” Then I was handed some foolish online nonsense by a local teacher that it all makes me wonder what the frack is in the air. The energy workers I know all speak about a shift that is accelerating and you’d better lead, follow, or get the hell out of the way.
I’m out of here.
Enjoy my silence.