When I was teaching at the Zen Mountain Monastery in Mt. Tremper this past June I was interviewed by Zuisei, one of the monastics there for the monastery’s on-line / internet only radio station WZEN.
The interview is up NOW and ON AIR! It is broadcast over the internet every day at 11 am and 11 pm Eastern time. It is on for one hour for the entire month of August.
You access the program using iTunes or Live365. The instructions are there on the site if you have never done this kind of thing before. It is very simple to do. It helps if you have hi-speed internet.
Zuisei asks me many questions in the interview about: Iyengar Yoga, the nature of yoga classes these days, what it’s like to study in Pune with the Iyengars, teacher/student relationships in the Iyengar tradition, how I got to India in the first place, how to keep students interested in the practice, etc. It’s a fun casual conversation with lots of yoga teaching fitted in. ENJOY!
Please email me your comments after you’ve listened to it. I am really excited to use modern technology like this as a tool for teaching. If there is a positive response to the interview I will continue in this vein: possibly with podcasts from my own website. Let me know if you are interested!
Communication about the depths of yoga is one of the things I am most passionate about. Let’s keep the conversation going.
“According to ancient texts, Yoga is a sacred subject, to be kept secret. Hence it became mystical. I try my best to show that it is practical and I give the secrets to you. The secrets, when experienced, will make you sacred in practice.”
– BKS Iyengar