A journey in generosity - support Mike to bring back the energy from the Himalayas By Mike

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 Mike has practiced astanga yoga since 1992, and has whole-heartedly shared this practice with hundreds of students since he started teaching yoga in 1994. He has now been given a remarkable opportunity to make a pilgrimage to the Himalayas to deepen his understanding of yoga, and to recharge. He needs some support from his community to get there.

A vital part of being a yoga teacher is being a student, and paying respects to the lineage of yoga practitioners who have handed this practice down to us through the generations. Mike has made seven previous trips to Mysore, South India, since 1994 to practice with his original teacher (guru) Sri K Pattabhi Jois and his grandson Sharath Jois. He would not be the person and teacher he is today without the experiences and insights he gained through these visits. 

This year, Mike turns 60 and will also have been teaching yoga full-time for 20 years. It is therefore very timely that he has been given an opportunity to join an astanga yoga pilgrimage (yatra) through northern India in October of this year, led by Sharath Jois. This will include studying yoga at Rishikesh on the banks of the Ganges River, and pony trekking in the Himalayas to pay respects to the yoga lineage at various sacred sites and temples. For more information about the yatra click here.
 
With the ongoing commitment of raising a young family and running his own yoga studio, visiting India has become more difficult for Mike. He’s not in a position to fund this journey himself. This journey relies on, and will be based upon, generosity.

There is no doubt that this is a "trip of a lifetime" and will help Mike to deepen his understanding of the yoga practice and to drink from the well that is the source of all yoga. The benefits of yoga spiral outwards into the world through all of us who practice it - so this journey will not just rejuvenate and benefit Mike. It will also benefit the rest of the Te Aro Astanga Yoga community, and the wider world that we’re all part of.

On Mike's return he will host a social evening at the yoga school where he will talk about his trip and share images of his experiences. He’ll continue to share the energy of this journey for many years - hopefully it will support his next 20 years of teaching!

 

            

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    2018-05-21 21:08:27 +1200

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    Elly
    2018-05-19 18:25:32 +1200

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    “Have the best time mike!
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    “Happy birthday Mike, with love”

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    “Happy birthday Mike. With love to you for this special trip. Miranda and the gang x”

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    “Sounds like an wonderful yoga yatra, enjoy every moment, Lisa”

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    “To Mike the Magnificent, all of our love for your wonderful adventure. Nourishment to your beautiful heart. Our Arohanui Lindy and Darren”

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    “Happy travels!”

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    2018-05-18 17:33:30 +1200

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    “Thank you Mike for your guidance, encouragement and friendship :-)
    Wishing you a fantastic journey of discovery and happiness
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    2018-05-18 14:39:55 +1200

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    “Happy birthday Mike. You are sooo so awesome. Thanks so much for your patience over the last few weeks. ”

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    “Happy birthday Mike - we are very lucky to have you! I hope the trip to the Himalayas is everything you want it to be and more. ”

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    “Mike, I have so appreciated your warm, non-judgmental approach over the years. It has been a rock in my life and I can’t thank you enough xo”

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    “Happy Birthday Mike,
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    “Happy birthday and have an awesome trek experience reconnecting with your mentors. With love Beth Zac and Toby xx”

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    “Thanks for everything Mike :)”

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    “I was so pleased to see you flowing your path Mike. Especially, with everything you offer your students at Te Aro Yoga. ”

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    “Sounds like an epic trip, good luck!”

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    “Happy Birthday Mike”

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    “Happy Birthday Mike...don't eat too many dosa's while your over there :)”

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    “kia kaha”

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    “Wish you the best of luck for the next 60 years :) ”

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    “Go well Mike. Hope one day to make it back to the shala to share in your wisdom. ”

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