yoga At home and abroad: India, Italy, lasqueti island
I had the privilege and pleasure to interview BTK Iyengar.
You can read it here.
Jane reading at Certosa di Pontignano, Italy
My yoga practice goes with me – as part of my day-to-day life.
Usually, I practice at home. Indoors. On a mat.
But, in the past year, I’ve also practiced in a cabin on Lasqueti Island; a student residence in Toronto; a rented apartment and the Iyengar Institute in Pune, India; at a friend’s home in Kerala, India; in the homes of friends and family in California, Montreal and Toronto; during writing retreats on Vancouver Island and at a Benedictine monastery in Saskatchewan; in a hotel in Cairo, Egypt – even in an airport.
And then, of course, there are my regular yoga classes. This fall, I’m attending a weekly two-hour asana class and a 1½ hour pranayama class at The Yoga Space in Vancouver.
Here’s a video of me in headstand on Lasqueti Island while reciting a poem about Geeta Iyengar renovating my headstand.
“Hanging from the Earth” – Jane in headstand on a bluff on Lasqueti Island, BC photo by Guy Immega
In June 2016, I spent 9 days at a retreat centre in Tuscany studying yoga – 6 hours a day – with Louie Ettling. I’m planning to return in June, 2019. Centro Montauto
While in Tuscany, I was invited to do a reading and presentation at a former monastery that the University of Siena uses as a conference centre. Jazz pianist Ron Davis improvised around the readings.