Friday, September 20, 2013


Greetings from sunny Tokyo. What a trip this has been... Coming to Japan is always a highlight of my teaching travels. The Jivamukti Satsang that is here is very dear to me. I have been coming to Japan since the end of 2007. Many of the students who come to my class have been coming for the past 6 years. I am both honored and humbled by the dedication and long term commitment that I experience every time I am here.

Day one was spent at Be Yoga with the incredible Kumiko Mack. Two early morning Pranayama classes and afternoon Open and Basic classes. I took a picture with Kumiko but I had lost some weight!!!!

Walking around I came across a panda eating a power bar....

This is Lili an amazing Jivamukti Teacher in Tokyo with an interesting eye mask...upside down.

 The next class happened at Nirvana Yoga Studio. The class was not only sold out but some people opted to practice in the hallway outside of class.

That evening we went out for dinner and this is a picture of three Japanese people taking a picture of the Indian food we were about to eat. I am always amused by that.

Train to Yokohama

The following day we did a video shoot for Yoga Log on Jivamukti assists, veganism and the focus of the month. Why we have one and why it is sooooo practical. Its like we get a little cup  full of the ocean every month which we can slowly taste and examine. 

 This bottle is in the bathroom of the place that I am staying. Hilarious and practical...vigorous activity!!!!

Lili and I walking around Harajuku

A great teacher and friend Govinda Kai. He and co lead a Kirtan with Mahiro 

One of my favorite parts of visiting Japan is being able to take Jivamukti classes in Japanese. I was lucky enough to practice with the one and only Padmini at a great yoga studio call UTL. If you have not noticed I am wearing the same shirt almost everyday. Best to keep it simple

The lovely Lili in the newest Tokyo fashion. Always good to travel with a professional stylist.