Friday, January 7, 2011

jealous yogini

I am looking at Yoga Journal's facebook post about choosing the best yoga town in USA and I have to admit I'm getting a bit jealous. I see people from all over America and Canada writing about cities they live in and their yoga communities...Ok, I know for the big cities, but I am surprised to realize that in the towns with population of only 5.000 people exist such strong yoga communities.

I wish Europe could look up to it...I live in a town of about 30.000 people in which does not exist a yoga studio (i know about 5 people that are sometimes gathering to practice ashtanga yoga), and the city i opened my studio in is few kilometers away and with a population of 50.000 people. My studio is the first one there - only if you go to big cities you can find different yoga studios, and that makes me very sad. I find it comforting being surrounded with people that practice yoga, having a teacher that can help you in deepening your practice, correcting your mistakes and inspiring you in having a better yoga practice and being a better person. And that is what I miss here. Hopefully, with my studio I will develop a tiny yoga community and help in spreading yoga in my country :)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

here I am :)

True, I haven't been here for few days, but I'm keeping my promise :) It's funny, few years ago I was a regular blogger. I blogged for three years, almost everyday. I even started to think in form of posts and I used to find inspiration everywhere. But, since my country is pretty small, and back then the bloggers society was not so big, I got frightened of reckognition (since I wrote about daily events and my thoughts), so I stopped writing. But, here I am, back again :)

Anyway, I've been trying to build some kind of yoga society here in my small town. Not working quite as I planned. I moved from a big city a year ago, and still havent found either a job or a decent circle of friends. And no, I am not an anti-social person. Quite the opposite, in fact. Luckily, my homwtown is near, so I go home once in two weeks to get my yoga refill in my favourite studio and few cups od coffie with my friends.

But, back to yoga. Regarding the circumstances, I opened a yoga studio (since there is none here). But, the problem is that people ask, they write e-mails and even call on the phone for some information, and they say they'll come. But, no one does. So, now I am getting a bit worried. How do I attrack people and make them see how yoga is beautiful?? Do you have some idea??

P.S: My studio is's a glance.