This gallery highlights some of my earlier yogic escapades in Europe and Asia! We witness three of my eight retreats on Crete (many at Pavlos’ Place in Triopetra), view my shoot by photographer Manu Theobald at Jivamukti Munich (my home for seven years), enjoy some shenanigans near Mt. Fuji from my trip to Tokyo where I taught at Yogajaya during the Winter/Spring of 2009, and take in the magic of Goa (where I studied ashtanga with Rolf Naujokat for 4 months) and the Ganga in Haridwar during the Kumbha Mela of 2010. A two-month stay at the Santosh Puri Ashram rounded out the tail-end of my six-month trip to India. (Click any photo to see larger version with caption.)
From a retreat in Triopetra, Crete in 2007. Photo by Tashi
Portrait in the yoga shala at Pavlos’ Taverna, Triopetra. Photo by Tashi
Gomukhasana variation in Munich. Photo by Manu Theobald
Urdhva kukkutasana fun in 2007. Photo by Manu Theobald
Ardha matseyendrasana in Munich 2007. Photo by Manu Theobald
Wall sitting at Jivamukti Yoga Center Munich. Photo by Manu Theobald
Punga kukkutasana series, Munich 2007. Photo by Manu Theobald
A workshop with Sharon Gannon & David Life in Munich 2008. Photo by Manu Theobald
Fun with the animals at a look-out point across from Mt. Fuji in Japan. Photo by Tzing
Jen in a tree near Mt. Fuji. Photo by Tzing
Fun in the deserted first-class cabin of the train taking sight-seers to Mt. Fuji. Photo by Tzing
My buds Joey & Emily & our Indian scooter are heading out to dinner family style in Goa, 2010.
I think Petros is about to lose this particular round of our perennial handstand contests, 2008! 😉 Photo by Magali
A dunk in the Ganga during the Kumbha Mela of 2010 in Haridwar, India. Photo by Ganga Puri
We went to meditate in the cave where the great yogi Vashista is said to have lived.
At the Santosh Puri Ashram birthdays are celebrated by making these beautiful flower chakra mandalas and chanting.
Purifying sight looking through a stream of water at the early morning sun on the Ganga. Photo by Mandakini Puri
Utthita hasta padangusthasana in Haridwar. Photo by Nikhil
Marichyasana on the Ganga. Photo by Nikhil
Krounchasana on the Ganga. Photo by Nikhil
This baba wanted to join the shoot… Photo by Nikhil