Following the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, I will provide a positive example and studied guidance of one way to exist on our precious planet more peacefully. The coboat is a perfect environment for assisting people in making changes rapidly. Simply moving aboard, participants show a willingness to take a break from their normal day-to-day existence and literally move forward. Sailboats move and perform best when they go with the flow. Humans live more efficiently and easily when they also let go
In summary, what is your “Made on Coboat” project idea (max. 3 sentences)?
Sharing the yoga teachings recorded by Patanjali, including teaching asana, pranayama and the further preparations for meditation practices. Observing the effects on my fellow coboaters who choose to participate in either private or group classes. Writing about the adventure to share all the ideas with a wider audience
How much of your project can you realistically achieve in 100 days if you will get the chance to stay on the Coboat?
all, plus depending on the results, maybe there is more to come than I see right now
Will you complete this project on your own, or will you be working with a together with a team?
I have a teacher who gently guides me and answers my questions on challenging yoga therapy cases, but for the most part they let me learn from my own mistakes.
Why should your project be chosen?
It has the potential of creating a very kind onboard environment that could be reflected in the quality of the specific projects and general creative output of everyone participating. Not all coboaters necessarily need to participate either. I'm open to whomever wants to learn and whatever they want to explore at the time. So it's a very flexible project and will hopefully help people realize greater awareness of themselves on many levels, inspiring their work and play.
What does this project mean to you?
An opportunity to combine my experience and passion for sharing yoga teachings with my love of sailing and SCUBA. A platform for studying the effects of daily practices on humans living aboard a sailboat to further my knowledge of more specific yoga therapy cases. A chance to develop asana as the need arises. A way to reconnect with the sea.
Why do you want to do this project?
I lived aboard a 1978 Hunter 33 for twelve years, and a tiny tear developed where I left a piece of my heart aboard the mighty Callaloo. I traded my floating lifestyle for what most people consider an idyllic island existence, however, I miss the movement of the sea as a constant. In the future, I'd like to develop a yoga cat for the South Pacific, and I know the coboat experience would provide me with invaluable first-hand knowledge for running this kind of business. Plus, it would be fun.
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Please tell us a bit about yourself and your professional background. How do you fit into a team? What have you done before within the field of your idea?
Life-time sailor, college and 505 dinghy racer, maintenance and running of live aboard sloop for a dozen years. I helped manage the opera house and if you had a good experience you never met me. I left it all behind to teach yoga on Maui and I truly feel called to share these amazing teachings. My training is sourced directly from the Krishnamacharya lineage based on the Yoga Sutra recorded by Patanjali. I consider my students partners in their yoga journey, and I listen and observe well