Madonna was in town the same week I arrived , and Sting ( walking in his Havaianas on the left ) just flew in this week. The groovy Fasano Hotel serves as homebase for both of them while in Rio.
The cool thing about Rio is the beach culture ; a unifying & democratizing playing field accessible to all. So favelinhos , celebs & the just plain wealthy can stake out their own parcel of sand along the various barracas & postos.
I'm getting ready for my trip to Vancouver next week ; & while scanning the news , this article regarding an " adjustment lawsuit " against one of the teachers at Richard Freeman's studio , The Yoga Workshop , grabbed my attention.
One of the best things a knowledgeable teacher can gift , share & educate their students with is the art of adjustment. Most " instructors" do not adjust because of a lack of knowledge & a fear of being sued.This lawsuit smacks of everything that is wrong about the state of yoga in the US and the opportunistic mindset of some of its so called " students ". This coming after I received one of the best expansive adjustments from my teacher JC at class this morning.
Just like Bikram Yoga as an Olympic competitive sport , & self-styled "yogis" who don't know their Prana from the Primary Series , this suit is self-serving & ignorant.
* Image via the Daily Mirror UK.