Skippetty, Owl, and Myself go to lunch with Sharath, and about another 200 Ashtangis

Sharath invited everyone out to lunch to a restaurant called “Highway 18”, I think, or was it 17?, and we all went.  Just in case you are not familiar with Ashtanga yoga, Sharath Jois is the current director of the main ashtanga yoga institute.

At noon the Pilgrim of yogis left Gokulam and in the words of my land lady “left it quiet”.  Rikshaw after rickshaw, scooter after scooter we all gathered over coconuts and headed out.

Three bloggers, Skippetty (right), Owl (center)  and well, me (left)…  they granted me permission to put up the picture, thank you guys!   

The tables were all reserved, nice..

I fancy myself a bit of a photographer later so bare with me

One of the dishes… delish…

I ate chinese vegetarian dumplings, which looked nothing like dumplings but were tasty, a bit too spicey but then again, that is how things are here

And Palak Paneer, this was amazing…

We all ate to our heart’s content

Then there was the people watching and the meeting of new friends

We did not get to see much of Sharath, but I did capture this rare photograph, Saraswati was behind him but the man with the stripped shirt is covering her.

More tables outside
And more

Perhaps the only table with local people
On the ride back towards Gokulam we took some pictures

Then we attempted the impossible and elusive four-people-to-a-rickshaw photo and it came out OK, but I have not asked permission yet to the other two ladies, will post if I obtain.

I also was very fortunate to meet David Garruiges (who has a new blog by the way) and his beautiful girlfriend.  It was such a treat to be able to thank them personally for all the videos and suggestions and to David specifically for his “asana kitchen” that we all benefit from.
And so there you have it,  I think that is as “People Magazine” as I can get… but would not hold my breath…

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18 Responses to Skippetty, Owl, and Myself go to lunch with Sharath, and about another 200 Ashtangis

  1. the wild magnolia January 18, 2011 at 8:02 am #

    The food looks good, I like mild spices, sometimes.<br /><br />Thank you for sharing.

  2. Claudia January 18, 2011 at 8:14 am #


  3. Arturo January 18, 2011 at 8:47 am #

    Dear Claudia<br />I love palak paneer – my favorite dish in the world. Nice you got together with Owl, Skippetty and others.<br />hugs<br />Arturo

  4. Skippetty January 18, 2011 at 9:30 am #

    Why do I look so big next to you two?!? Nice post! xxx

  5. Claudia January 18, 2011 at 11:45 am #

    Arturo, yes, the paneer was SO good.. really, like SO in capital letters.<br /><br />Skippetty, you look beautiful! 🙂

  6. Christine January 18, 2011 at 1:32 pm #

    Thanks for posting the great photos Claudia!!<br /><br />All of the Ashtanga bloggers are such an inspiration; its&#39; so fun to see the pics of all of you having a great time in Myore!

  7. January 18, 2011 at 1:36 pm #

    Beeaauutiifulll!! all 3 of you! Thanks Claudia.

  8. Danielle January 18, 2011 at 3:11 pm #

    Isn&#39;t it fun to bring blog friendships to real-life? What a mighty Ashtangi feast, I&#39;m drooling over the platter in your 4th picture.

  9. Nobel January 18, 2011 at 5:16 pm #

    Wow, I feel like I was there myself! And it&#39;s so great to see the faces of bloggers. Please continue to post pictures and tell stories.

  10. M.P. January 18, 2011 at 6:20 pm #

    Hi Claudia!<br /><br />You seem so at home there. Glad you are enjoying your time. 🙂

  11. Claudia January 19, 2011 at 12:07 am #

    @Christine, you are welcome! yes all the ashtangis are fun people, very grounded… really cool<br /><br />@Serene Flavor, thank you!<br /><br />@Danielle, yes it is fun to meet the physical form of cyberfriends! and the food was sooo good…<br /><br />@Nobel, sure will<br /><br />M.P, Thanks, are you here?

  12. Yyogini January 19, 2011 at 2:14 am #

    This looks like so much fun! This blogger-gathering @ Mysore is cool 🙂

  13. Anonymous January 19, 2011 at 6:46 am #

    Yes YYogini, it was 🙂 thanks for your comment, Claudia

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  15. bindithug January 19, 2011 at 12:01 pm #

    i would be sitting with the 5 local dudes. obviously they are not brahman.

  16. Claudia January 20, 2011 at 8:25 am #

    HA HA, I always think about how you always mingle with locals Bindi… do you know Hindi? I think today I saw a very advanced practitioner someone who comes very often talking to all the rickshaw drivers… makes me wonder… how hard would it be to learn Hindi?

  17. Skippetty January 21, 2011 at 11:26 am #

    Claudia, over here I think they speak Kannada! 🙂

  18. Claudia January 21, 2011 at 9:09 pm #

    @Skippetty, you are probably right, is just that I was talking to Nickhil (an Indian person I met over breakfast) and I asked him if I was to learn ONE language which one would it be that would make everyone understand me in India and he said Hindi…. that is why I thought Hindi would do it… but thanks for clarifying, I did not know that 🙂