Yo Yo Ma playing Bach cello suites as Yoga is part of my vision for sharing the gift of Yoga in teaching ... where a Yoga teacher is a kind cello and everybody in course are violas, violins, celestas (cellos too:) ...
I also find much creativity in breathing (pranayama) explorations ... and re a kind of poetry (Angela sees things and shares about this in such mind-expanding ways imagistic-ally:) and re ... https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2019/05/asian-bleeding-heart-warmth-in-yoga.html ... as well.
Envisioning-wise further, would you like to explore co-teaching a class or two in 5-10 years on a Saturday or Sunday morning in the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts at 5th and Shady in this area leading up to the stairway - https://www.google.com/maps/place/Pittsburgh+Center+For+The+Artsemail@example.com,-79.920197,3a,106.9y,90t/data=!3m8!1e2!3m6!1shttp:%2F%2Fvp.cdn.cityvoterinc.com%2FGetImage.ashx%3Fimg%3D00%2F00%2F00%2F00%2F81%2F04%2F8104-301450.jpg%26ar%3Dmaintain!2e7!3e27!6s%2F%2Flh4.googleusercontent.com%2Fproxy%2FCTi9uxEEM-Ioq7WTIPgXWfZOorje3glDBmrE3FVANYoCqlvoxUhSg_UuwnAQxq1U81lxhTm-Ssh73OFEdFViSFWYu93DjR7HTaIEK3xkd8iIA8k6FqHU37TrHJLfWU1_NlfS3zgc76guKDhcXudwc9ergasI_w%3Dw203-h152-k-no!7i467!8i350!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x1d8e58d234839b9f!8m2!3d40.4523734!4d-79.920197 ? :) ? (There's also a 3rd floor space in a Homewood Carnegie Library (7101 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15208) which is lovely for teaching Yoga in) ... to become central to population centers in a distributed way around Pittsburgh, and not just in Squirrel Hill at S.H.Yoga. ... but having good props in a very beautiful space can facilitate the Yoga journey in amazing ways (e.g. a rolling floral suitcase with sticky mat, 3 blankets, bolster, 2 blocks, 2 belts could be cumbersome for many:) ...
am finding this interesting too - https://www.yogiapproved.com/yoga/increase-yoga-class-size/ ... (15-20 people per class, 2-3 times per week?:)
7 Effective Tips For Yoga Teachers to Build Your Class Size -
1. Talent and Experience
2. Maintain Palpable Passion
3. Promote, Promote, Promote
4. Student-Teacher Connection
5. Balance Dynamism and Accessibility
6. Use Your Words
7. Creative Sequencing
Angela and Victor do these really well as well. :) (Yoga teacher Mary Dunn with whom I wanted to study also maintained palpable passion in inspiring ways :)
Having taught Yoga before in Pittsburgh too, I could see teaching a course at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts on Monday and Thursday mornings during the school year over decades ...
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Yellow flax (Nepali flower): "Jane Goodall and team release a rehabilitated chimp back into the wild," https://t.co/9SHvb1WYyB— HarbinBook (@HarbinBook) May 6, 2019
Understanding, affection for, & touch too, of this common chimp. The inter-species communication > https://t.co/klGDo1yjyE ~ https://t.co/LYVDt8Ksva ~
Yellow flax (Nepali flower): "Jane Goodall and team release a rehabilitated chimp back into the wild,"
Understanding, affection for, & touch too, of this common chimp. The inter-species communication > https://wiki.
worlduniversityandschool.org/ wiki/Interspecies_ Communications … ~ http://scott-macleod. blogspot.com/2019/05/yellow- flax-or-pyoli-nepali-flower. html?m=0 … ~
What thinks you? And how be you?
Tue, May 7, 4:47 PM (16 hours ago)
Thanks! You have a very expansive mind... I do not have the interest in clicking on all these url's ... too much for me ... Please select what you think most #1 or #2 fits my limited-mind ... the rest ... ' forgetta-bout-it ' ha ha ...
A) The Jane Goodall / Wounda the chimp video excerpt ... https://mobile.twitter.
com/ValaAfshar/status/ 1125004074309623808 … is inspiring in so many ways.
Appreciating too Jane Goodall's
B) understanding of, affection for, & touch of too, this common chimp (which I explore here furthur ... http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2019/05/yellow-flax-or-pyoli-nepali-flower.html?m=0 - furthur, furthur ...).
Are you Jane Goodall and I Wounda (what's going on here - is Wounda 'presenting' (sexually, sexuality-wise)? need Jane Goodall to explain :)? And are Harbinites (me too) Wounda and I Jane Goodall but as anthropologist - now an actual-virtual ethnographer? An ethno-wiki-virtual-world-grapher ... c'est toi (it is you!) :) ...
Main vo hoon, or Aham Brahmasmi, (in Hindi - I am that - मैं वो हूं ),
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Glad you sort of enjoyed the Greek Food Festival (at the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in in Pittsburgh - https://www.google.com/maps/place/St.+Nicholas+Greek+Orthodox+Cathedralfirstname.lastname@example.org,-79.9499685,3a,75y,90t/data=!3m8!1e2!3m6!1sAF1QipNI9e-ad5I3ZzXVRerfjMwCEWfA8QqY73v78S5V!2e10!3e12!6shttps:%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipNI9e-ad5I3ZzXVRerfjMwCEWfA8QqY73v78S5V%3Dw203-h360-k-no!7i2988!8i5312!4m5!3m4!1s0x8834f18926690adb:0x627084b3dfd03c22!8m2!3d40.4445082!4d-79.9499685 - (except for the too loud music from the speaker on one side, and that is was rock music ... seems like this could have an opportunity for GREAT Greek music ... Hmmm ... wondering where highest quality augmented reality and virtual reality will play a role in making virtuosic live bouzouki players accessible in this Pgh Greek festival, for ex. - quality's the thing re AR / VR - Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality - which is opening worlds in my thinking). The Pittsburgh Folk Festival was very fun and diverse in the 1970s. And Pgh's diversity is interesting and rich. Glad too your cold is getting better.
Re inspiring best STEM CC-4 OpenCourseWare, there was a good WorldU live participatory Hangout on Air - http://youtu.be/VD-3cfkfl6A - this morning (https://youtube.com/user/
This Google I/O'19 Keynote features amazing AR / VR (from yesterday May 7, 2019) ...
https://youtu.be/TQSaPsKHPqs (at 6:00 minutes - bringing the camera to Google Search; at 7:00 View 3D body ... and "place it in your own space"; at 8:00 minutes "Great White Shark" "don't worry it won't bite, it's an AR shark"; at 10:00 minutes Google Lens) ... with much relevance for A) soaking in the Harbin warm pool, B) teaching Yoga, as well as eventual Stanford Medicine planning for tele-robotic surgery ...
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Thursday, May 9, 2019
Am liking these new perspectives from Angela and Victor, and which might somehow be interesting to 'riff' with if you and I explore co-teaching in 5-10 years:
"We came together after many years of teaching yoga in different countries. Our combined teaching was held together by a similar worldview and the common concept that asana practice, breath and meditation should celebrate the physical, as well the emotional and spiritual aspects.
For us teaching together is an unplanned 'duet' where we open a unique discussion and practice to evolve in the moment as inspiration or questions from the class arise" (http://www.angela-
(Am keeping tuned to possibilities of teaching in VR / AR and in a realistic virtual earth - https://scott-macleod.
blogspot.com/2019/05/plumeria- flowers-frangipani-yoga-yo-yo. html - where VR and AR are whole new worlds of 'PROPS' I haven't explored very much yet ... :)
Appreciating too Angela's focus here on joy ...
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Finding Back our Joy
'And here is an unusual and personal way to delve into essentials for Life and Yoga, leaving behind tradition and styles, teachings and form… listening within and following with feeling, to discover the amazing Joy of our own and uniquely personal practice'
All re envisioning and exploring collaborating teaching-wise in 5-10 years, Linda,
Namaste, Scott :)
Friday, May 10, 2018
Linda, Re furthering envisioning co-teaching-wise, inviting Angela and Victor to teach in Pittsburgh, would certainly help build a Yoga co-teaching culture there ... They both have a lot of draw, and their "organizer" Patricia Schneider (and her husband, Andrew Junker, inventor of brainfingers.com) both live in Yellow Springs, OH (a somewhat hippy town even in the 2000s, when I visited it 10 or 15 years ago), and A&V often teach a course there - http://www.angela-victor.