Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Upcoming Yoga Workshop

Yoga Garden San Francisco, 286 Divisadero

Working with Inversions

Sunday, May 3
2:00-4:00 p.m

Sirsasana (Headstand) and Sarvangasana (Shoulderstand), along with Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Full arm balance) and Pinca Mayurasana (Forearm balance), are the key inverted poses in an asana practice. Headstand and Shoulderstand in particular are each part of a cycle of poses that includes many different variations on the main pose. In this workshop we will learn which poses prepare us for these important inverted poses. We'll study each of them in some detail, including how to work on specific problems participants might have in each pose. We will also learn some of the variations of the main poses. Recommended for students who have been practicing regularly for at least 6 months. Cost: $35 if registered by April 26th. MEMBERS: $25

Click here to register.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick 1950-2009

Spending a lot of time today thinking about Eve and remembering her.

Here's a little quote from an interview with Eve in the book Regarding Sedgwick, edited by Stephen Barber and David Clark:

"I'm always compelled by the places where a project of writing runs into things that I just can't say--whether because there aren't good words for them, or more interestingly because they're structured in some elusive way that just isn't going to stay still to be formulated. That's the unrationalizable place that seems worth being to me, often the only place that seems worth being."

Here's a link to Duke University Press's announcement:

and here's a brief memorial by Cathy Davidson: