Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Until recently, when you clicked on the old website for the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in Mysore, you were immediately linked to the K. Pattabhi Jois Asthanga Yoga Institute. Guruji started the AYRI in 1957. The name was changed to the KPJAI in 2008, after Guruji fell ill. I always liked that the term "research" was in the original name. To me, it meant that ashtanga wasn't fixed and finite. I also liked that Guruji never put his name on the practice that he spent his life sharing.

But now, if you click on, you get a yoga marketplace. The URL itself is for sale.

The times they are a-changin'.


Photo (c) 2004 of Lino, Amy Beth, Manju, CK and ? at Green Leaf Cafe in Mysore


  1. That's weird. I wonder if it was sold or just acquired. I had a sort of moment when I realized, years ago, that someone had taken my old boodiba blog address and was sort of blogging as me. It was the freakiest thing. I'd deleted that first blog and I guess some people know ways of looking for addresses to scavenge. Why would anyone even want to do that?

  2. Anonymous9:25 AM

    They might have forgotten to renew their URL. A default advertising page displays when that happens.

  3. was intentional!