Thursday, June 28, 2007

Memories from Dubai

I know we're a little late in posting our pictures and giving our thanks to all the students in Dubai that attended our workshop at the beginning of June, but here they are now, so enjoy…

Dubai is an incredible experience. It is a juxtaposition of the extremely traditional and the super-modern. It is a huge pseudo-metropolitan city that is growing up in the middle of the desert. This vast plain contains bustling extravagance where you can shop and find absolutely anything you could possibly want or imagine, as a friend of ours said, “you can get anything you want in Dubai!”

It is like a mirage manifesting out in the middle of nowhere, a city where every whim and fantasy is becoming reality. As you can imagine it was quite the place to see! We are so happy to have had the opportunity to spend some time there, and to get to know some of the very wonderful people who are living and practicing yoga there.

Beautiful Big-Red. The desert is the most amazing and enchanting place!

Jeff and his new friend!

Having fun in the desert! Lots of Sand and Camels.

After a wild ride through the desert in a deluxe "corvette-engine" dune-buggy.

Soon to be the tallest building in the world.

Building the City of Dubai - 15 sky-scrapers at a time!

Sharon showing us the indoor ski-hill complete with Chair-lift and all!

Students learning some basic breath-work exercises early on a Saturday morning.

Weekend Workshop discussion time and practice.

Students practicing Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.

Students visiting after practice.

Sharon, Jim, Dylan and Jake at Dinner.
Thanks to this incredible family we had an amazing visit!

A Big Thanks to All the Students in Dubai, and to Sharon Sim and her family for the amazing experience, and for the opportunity to share and practice yoga with you!
We hope to come back and see everyone again some time soon!