The first time I went to Chuck Miller's Mysore class in Santa Monica, California was in 1997. It was so peaceful with all the people moving with their breath. I remember very well while I was in Trikonasana, Chuck came up behind me to adjust but also he spoke about the quality of the breath in the pose. His voice was calm and reassuring. From then on, whenever I went to Los Angeles I made sure to find a hotel close to his yoga shala to be sure to practice with him at 6am before I had to be at the fashion event or meeting I was there for. At the time I still worked in the fashion business and needed to go to LA at least 3 times a year. It was a great opportunity for me to study with one of the top Ashtanga teachers! I must admit I was becoming more passionate about yoga than fashion....little did my employers know ;)
Now 20 years later I've had the privilege to continue studying with Chuck and even interview him!
Here are a few photos from the workshop:
And lastly video clips from the workshop. Such an amazing time, learning to be a beginner. However, I feel that being a beginner is actually a show of an 'advanced' practitioner! Slowing down while staying clear and present is a highly advanced practice. This is what I feel Chuck shares with us. Thank you Chuck!
With gratitude and respect,