Thursday, November 29, 2007

Get Your Grace On Tour hits FLORIDA, JAPAN and NEW ENGLAND

It has been an inspiring month touring in Florida, Japan, and Massachusetts and I am filled with hope for my own refinement and that of our culture. I was in Japan for two weeks of assisting John Friend in Tokyo, and teaching in Osaka and Kyoto. John Friend's blog really says it all.
John Friend's blog says it all if you want to get a sense of the impression we all got from being there. Some of the photos on the blog I shot while I was assisting - I loved being behind the camera and capturing moments of their intense focus, commitment and comprehension of the teachings. While we are there, a highlight was celebrating Yasushi Tanaka, who has been serving the Japan Anusara community for the last three years, also our translator, who became certified in Anusara Yoga on the last day of John's workshops, in front of the whole kula. We are praising him in this picture out in a park in Tokyo while practicing.

Then we just got plain SILLY:

In Florida I trained with John on energy and psychic touch, taught in Jupiter, Miami, and finally the Omega Conference inFt. Lauderdale. The highlight of the conference was meeting the directors of Karma Krew teaching a wild and windy class by the ocean to 180 enthusiastic hip opening yogis! And of course, doing karaoke with the kula in South Beach is an event I will never forget. In this picture, I'm backing up John on air keyboard as he belted out "Light my Fire", by the Doors.

The last stop was Kripalu, where we had an auspicious gathering on the full moon, the first snow, and the anniversary of my Nonnie's passing.I was assisted by Bill "Inner Body D." Dorrigan from Colorado and Jody Domerstad from New Jersey.