Monday, April 13, 2009

Nagoyaka


I am not sure if thats how you spell it but its the name of a small veggy spot in Nagoya. The name means a good family feeling or something like that. Its tiny and the chef is also the owner and his wife usually does the service. The meals are always very fresh and Oishi...delicious. We arrived in the evening and pretty much we laid low at a friends house. The person nice enough to let me into their house was non other then Yoshiyasu Hirano...THE yoga man in Nagoya. He is coming to the Jivamukti Teacher Training this year. He is a big guy for Japn but super sweet and soft. He and another friend Reiko took us around to Nagoya Castle and then to have some amazing green tea. I am not a fan of tea and usually avoid all hot drinks except the occasional coffee but could not pass it up. The tea was served with Sakura Mochi...the bomb diggity. I am not a fan a sweets in general but mochi is pretty good, especially when you wrap a sakura leaf around it. Mochi consist of a sticky rice paste on the outside and sweet bean paste on the inside. It is then cooked on a grill or gently warmed. The sun was strong that day and I think I even got a little tan...oh snap reverse color mochi.

I am excited that Yoshi is taking the Jivamukti Teacher Training. Nagoya is ready and Yoshi is the man to make it happen. His studio MySoul 8 is beautiful and he is one of the most proactive people I know. Please check his website www.mysoul8.com

Peace
Jules

1 comment:

Ritesh said...

Yoga Teacher Training Course is based on the ancient Gurukul training system that insists on integrating the teachings of Yoga into the aspi.