Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Japan is done...for now


What it is world. I am in Seoul now. Just got here yesterday, Monday from Tokyo. Japan was amazing. It has been a bit warmer there then usual, and the Sakura, cherry blossoms are in bloom. Its one of the most beautiful things I have seen. The enthusiasm out here for Jivamukti is amazing. The trip started in Tokyo where Kumiko and I taught with this guy Ma-Rock. He is super sweet and tries very hard...the workshop was great...space not so amazing. It was a bit funny actually he rented a small theater usually used for one person acts like comdey or monologues. That meant a bunch of chairs piled in the back of the room and a low floor with raised platform in the rear and a bit dusty. After that we took of to Nagoya and Gifu which was the shit. First two classes in Gifu one of them had over 130 people. Here is a link to one of the vids

http://youtube.com/watch?v=IPL6svvykc8&feature=related

They guy is playing something called a Santoor and I think he is the only one in Japan that plays one. After class there was a performance of classical south indian dance. It was a full on event. The next day we went back to Nagoya and taught a Hip Hop Asana class. I had a Hip Hop dance teacher come in instead of Surya Namaskar. It was pretty funny to see some of the people dancing. After that we headed back to Tokyo. Each day there were classes one basic and one open. On the last day we had a satsang and everyone that came was asked to bring food vegan of course. Some people had store bought food but most people cooked. It was great. I could not have done the class without the help of the amazing Kumiko Buckman and Padmini.
More to come...

Peace and Light
Jules

5 comments:

kathy said...

Hi Jules Just read the blog Sounds awesome! Cherry Blossoms breath taking! xoxo k

Julie said...

saw the videos on youtube... really nice! nyc is missing you.

Kumiko said...

Jules is an amazing amazing AmazinG teacher...
I had so much fun being there with you!!!!

The look on students face when Jules said " don't worry it is going to get worse" was priceless...
They love him.. He teaches the essence of Jivamukti Yoga thru his humor and sequences of asana which is an language onto itself...

kathy said...

hey Jules
Sounds like you are making an impact on the people you meet & teach! I'm not suprised. I'll be in NYC sat with Katelin & Grahm. Will miss seeing you. Take care xoxo Kathy

Jules said...

I am feeling the love thank you