After a grueling week with dysentery, a long train ride south to Trivandrum, missing my stop in Trivandrum and having to return, by packed, steaming, B.O.-laden bus to Trivandrum, and then finally making my way to Neyyar Dam, I have arrived, and am at the ashram where I will spend the next five weeks. Hooray!
I am here to study and practice yoga intensely, so that at the end of these five weeks, I will be certified to teach yoga! Yay! I got here today, thinking that I would have a week to read, write, and lounge before the program started, but it turns out that if you stay here, you follow the schedule- up at 5:30, lots of yoga and meditation, and lights out by 10:00. So, no writing, no reading, no fun… 😉 But that’s okay- I’ll be in better shape once the real program starts in a week.
Wish me luck! This is going to be a pretty intense month, and I don’t think I’ll be in contact much. I certainly won’t be writing… I’ve already checked my computer in 😦 My tentative plans are to finish this course and then head straight to Thailand, so there may not be any writing for about six weeks. Check in again towards the end of December, as I imagine I’ll have plenty of stories by then.
Lots of love…