Yogaville Intermediate Teacher Training

July 2009

My training so far has been really positive. We're studying raja and hatha Yoga, including the Bhagavad Gita and lots of asanas. As always, there's lots of delicous healthy food, really supportive community of people, and a beautiful setting. Practice is regular, 6 days a week, 12 hours per day, and nothing silly like TV. The main Swami leading the course tells amazing jokes! My favorite pose we studied today was camel pose using the wall for support to go deep. Here's what I see mostly:


Butterfly Sucking Nectar (look close/enlarge to see her nectar spout)





Saraswati (Jodi) Hanging Out on the Bench in the Quad





The Bench in the Quad





Saraswati (Jodi) Petting a Bee





Grasshopper in Trouble





Butterfly with Echinacea





Butterfly with Spiky Sweet and Sticky Nectar Balls





Co-Teacher Trainers, Patrick and Lela Vati





Bee Flying 1





Bee Flying 2





Guesthouses at Sunset





Echinacea Garden: They're making Echinacea Tinctures to Sell to Support the Volunteer Rescue Squad





Swamis Waving Light at Guru Pornama Celebration





and for the diligent reader, here's a video of an inchworm crawling on some blades (20MB download) of grass.