Live audio of Ashtanga Confluence Puja ceremony
The Ashtanga Yoga Confluence kicked off with a puja in honor of Ganesha, the conference’s honorary deity. Led by Eddie Stern of Ashtanga Yoga New York (an amazing yogic and Sanskrit scholar) and featuring all five of the senior Western teachers who would lead the conference, the puja featured religious jokes, rutual prayer and a ceremony in the bay.
If you weren’t there, or even if you were, you may be interested in listening to audio of the ceremony. It was outside, right on the beach, so there are the hoots of volleyball games, a helicopter roaring overhead, and of course yogis talking and clapping. The whole thing is 54 minutes, so it’s going to be a big file. (Oh, and you might want to turn the sound up for easier listening.)