Wednesday, May 20, 2009


YogaNow Gold Coast
will hold a prayer and puja for Guruji on Thursday, May 28 at 9PM. Details below, from longtime student Amy Beth Treciokas (aka Miss Y in my Mysore Diaries):

"It is with great sadness that I wish to inform you of the passing of Guruji, Sri K Pattabhi Jois. Following a battle with ailing health, he passed Monday afternoon India time. He was 93.

"'Guruji,' as he was fondly know all over the world, was one of Sri T Krishnamacharya's earlier students in Mysore. He has been instrumental in spreading one of Krishnamcharya's methods, which is now popularly known as Astanga Vinyasa Yoga. He has been one of the most influential teachers of our time. It is our great privilege to have shared this earth with a master of his caliber.

"Yoga Now is organizing prayer and a puja in his honor on May 28th, at 9:00 pm at Yoga Now Gold Coast. We invite everyone to come and participate. Please bring any photos you have of Guruji, fruits for prasadam, flowers for offering, and any poems and writings you would wish to send to Guruji’s soul.

"At this difficult moment, it is the best gift we can offer his family.

"Please feel free to pass this message to your friends and students."


Photos above from the opening of Pattabhi Jois's Florida shala last Memorial Day weekend, taken by Katy Schaffer (c) 2008. It was Guruji's wish to open the shala before he passed; as far as I know that was the last time he taught. You can read all about it (and see more photos) here.

1 comment:

  1. I feel choked up reading this. It must be very hard. I hope you are feeling ok. Many kind thoughts and love to you and to your lovely guru.