Saturday, September 10, 2011

Big Time Yoga


...got asked to assist at the Philly version of this big worldwide yoga event called Salutation Nation...(9:00 this morning)...(really probably shoulda said something beforehand....but, well, y’know, focus on the present moment, don’t get too hung up on past mistakes, & all that positive life-affirming shit)...a huge outdoor class...(picture above taken when things were still getting set up)...so a major deal for somebody who’s never taught more than three people at a time...particularly since it started & ended with me sitting up on stage with amazing senior teachers on all sides....a friend was impressed...(maybe just a tinge sarcastically)...said you’re playin’ in the big leagues...and it did feel kinda like that...may have to start tellin' people to call me Swami Jay instead of Dr. Jay....well, maybe not quite yet...

...was gonna bike down there, as one eco-minded yoga blogger urged everybody to do...but, still recovering from some strange sickness...(think it may’ve started with smelling two week old garbage that’d been submerged in a flooded trash can since the hurricane)...(seriously)...(yuck)...decided simply showing up and helping people get that dog-tilt might be as much as I could handle...

...so, was drinking coffee in the car on the way down, and...just ‘cause it’s kinda what I do...spilled some on my t-shirt...which was a bummer...like, I’m gonna be one o’ the major yoga dudes at this thing & got brown spots on my duds....started wondering if assisting might merit some schwag...like, specifically, a shirt...

...as it turned out, one was waiting for me, thanks to the event's generous sponsor........meaning that I now own, and have worn, in public, a notably stretchy item of clothing with an ambiguously-spiritual-looking symbol on it....


...yes, friends, the 'til now reliably grungy Yoga Cynic has been spotted wearing Lululemon.......take it as you will...

8 comments:

Brooks Hall said...

Awesome… Can't wait to hear about you teachin' an ongoing yoga class. Go Jay!

Eco Yogini said...

hahaha- no judgement Dr Jay- of course you need to take care of your body. You bike ALL THE TIME to yoga. You're definitely a Bicycle Yogi more so than me :)

Also- Yay new schwag!! :)

earthtoholly said...

It's official, drjay...you're a high-falutin', Lululemon-wearin' yogi! Congrats on your big teaching debut with accompanying free threads. Excellent.

Uh, the Schmidts was free-flowin' afterwards, right?

Hope you're feeling better!

Carol Horton said...

As long as you only wear your new lulu shirt with your (undoubtedly forthcoming) swami turban, I'll refrain from any snide remarks.

WR said...

Wow, good for you! And a new shirt...well done!

It's A Yoga Thang said...

LOL! I'm teaching an event at LuLu for a Magazine I write for in October and I'm actually having to consider getting myself a LuLu something. :~/

roseanne said...

hilarious! if it's free, go with it. besides, you earned that shirt!

Lydia said...

I am totally clueless about Lululemon so must google to find out. In any case, it is an interesting logo, and the busyness of the design coupled with the darker color will hide future coffee stains!