I try to keep an eye on the midwestern Ashtanga workshop scene, see who's coming where, when, and if I can potentially spare time and/or money. Things are getting interesting, as Owl says.
Yes, there is an Ashtanga Yoga Ohio (I believe its "yogaohio.com" online).
Kino, of course, will be here Saturday and Sunday. Our first ashtanga workshop in the city since a Dave Swenson weekend in....2006??? In a hell of a long time, in any case. We built this. Go us.
DUDE. Chuck Miller is coming to Chicago in August. Apparently four days of morning and afternoon sessions. I SUSPECT that I can't buy the time from J and family, after taking two weeks of Swenson in June, but I'm certainly interested in more info.
Kino's doing five days in Chicago in October, but I can't go because I'll be teaching classes. I could go Friday night but she'll be doing that workshop here this weekend, and Saturday's only attraction, really, is the inversion/handstand workshop, but for 50 plus 30 for hostel plus gasoline plus time commitment? I'm actually NOT COMPELLED :O :O :O
Timiji returns to Chicago in early November, and I'm just waiting for a schedule to appear so I can sign up, basically. After summer Swenson, that's the next thing that I feel I MUST do. Must see how our second meeting goes.
And then in May 2012 (well, end of May into June), Kino returns to Chicago and that, I CAN go to, because classes will be over. It's way, way out, but hey, good to know these things in advance. Nearly a week of Mysore, with workshops, probably, three hours away, in a town I know, with public trans that I know, that I can get to by car? BOOYAH. Hell I could even try to drag the family up there for some museuming and whatnot; the boy will turn 3 that Memorial Day weekend.
I might also, either voluntarily or by need, be in Boston at any time, in which case I MIGHT consider renting a car and staying in a city hostel, rather than out in the burbs with brother and family. That'd make the yoga easier and the independence way easier. Things are proceeding, with dad and the chemo and all, but he's basically living on an IV because the radiation gives him grotesquely chronic diarrhea. Lovely stuff. They say he'll probably have the tumor-removing surgery before we're there at the end of May. Every time I practice I dedicate some to you, old boy!