On June 14th and 15th Master Iyengar Teacher H.S. Arun from Bangalore, India will be teaching at Karuna! . Arun is a much loved visitor at Karuna. Chris Hamil has written a little about his experience practicing with Arun last year.
I was fortunate enough to take Arun’s friday morning class last summer at Karuna. He laughed about how he had never taught a restorative class in the morning, and how rarely he practiced in the middle of the day. In India he told me, it’s just too hot! His cunning and sense of humor made the class feel so natural and simple, yet I walked away that morning with a profoundly new appreciation for the art of yoga. Eileen said to me after class, “he teaches no frills yoga,” and everything about that is true. His experience and style as a teacher cuts straight to the core of the practice itself, leaving the practitioner with nothing but their open hearts to work with. At the end of class, as he was sitting there he was smiling. And it wasn’t a smile I recognized, but rather a smile that reciprocated the essence of his teaching: Yoga, life, and love are all very much the same thing, they are all extraordinarily simple.