Sunday, June 14, 2009


Last night I was in bed reading Yoga Journal and found out this happened while I was in Greece...
Guruji passed away on Monday, 18th May 2009
I literally did a double take, looked at the page titled In Memoriam, saw his photo and it didn't sink in. I looked again and it was true.
When I read the news, I called Tim into the bedroom to show him, plus to be sure I was reading it right and because he knows how much I look up to Guruji. He was 93 and still practicing his yoga as much as he could. I keep my yoga practice somewhat private for many reasons but I had to speak out about Guruji in this post. I knew he would pass on one day but I also hoped to one day meet Guruji or take a class from him on one of his tours. Guruji still is a constant source of inspiration to me. I wish the best for his family and his number one student, his Grandson Sharath who will be continuing teaching the way his Grandfather did. Maybe one day I will take one of his classes.
There was a wonderful article about Guruji that reviewed his life's work. I went to his website, it reads, "Guruji passed away on Monday, 18th May 2009 at 2:30pm (Indian Standard Time). Thank you for all your condolences and prayers. Please kindly refrain from contacting the family directly at this time. Students may come and pray for Guruji's departed soul on Sunday, 31st May 2009 in Mysore. Vaikunta Samaradhane will be performed at 1:30pm at the shala. The shala will be closed until Sunday, 7th June. Class will resume on Monday, 8th June. School credit or partial refund will be given to current students."

Namaste Guruji

For more on Guruji, check out his blog link under my "Got Yoga" header on the left.

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