Thursday, September 11, 2008

Before Om Gal Goes . . .



Before I venture into the mountains of New Hampshire tonight for a 36-hour adventure relay with 11 other gals, I want to express my sincerest gratitude for your support of this site. If this sounds a bit like an Alexander Supertramp Into the Wild moment, it's because, well, it might be. However, presuming I'm not devoured by a bear or fall off the side of a cliff while sleep-running through one of the three legs I'm slated to complete (totaling somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 miles, some of which will be at night while wearing a head lamp), then I'll be sure to tell you all about it upon my return.

In the meantime, I wanted to put a few events on your radar, as they are fast approaching and of interest to the yoga community- that's you.

September 14, Screening of Enlighten Up!, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA: Enlighten Up! (2008, 82 min.) is distinguished by its view of mystical yoga through the eyes of a curious-but-skeptical hedonist. The film follows journalist Nick Rosen through mainland United States, Hawaii, and India as filmmaker and yoga enthusiast Kate Churchill documents his increasing immersion in the world of yoga. Her goal is to prove that yoga can transform anyone, even Nick. An insider with the film was kind enough to post the upcoming screening schedule directly to OmGal.com through the comments function- another reason to check those bad boys out and add your own!

September 21, Global Mala, Boston: The date marks the UN's International Peace Day. Celebrate and support peacefulness within yourself and others by practicing with hundreds of like-minded yogis in Boston and thousands across the world. Last year, 400 Global Mala events took place in 35 countries. This year, Om Gal will emcee the evening's festivities in Boston. Be sure to buy your tickets soon . . . um, like, right now. Click here!

[Photo above: Many of the teachers featured in last year's sun salutation celebration. I'm in the middle, looking like a goofball].

October 25, Workshop with Rebecca Pacheco to Benefit Roxbury Preparatory Charter School: If you're interested in taking this special 3-hour yoga workshop with me, please send an email to askomgal@gmail.com. I'll reserve you a spot, and as soon as the site is commerce enabled, you'll be the first to know. The master class costs $50 and will be a very uplifting, challenging, and fun experience- a way to "put your money where your mat is," and truly live your yoga. More details to come in the days and weeks ahead . . .

So long for now, Om Pals, I gotta run!

1 comment:

Cody said...

If you'd like to learn more about "Enlighten Up!" I recently interviewed filmmaker Kate Churchill for my podcast. You can find it (and other relevant links) at:

http://visionsofcody.net/2008/09/enlighten-up-opens-in-boston.html