What to say?

first day in Mysore November 2006

I like to talk….a lot. Here in Mysore steeped in practice and ritual, lineage, and Self I am often at a loss for words, not the right words, but really any words at all. I was planning a post called, “How ever did I get here?” I often tell people that while I had been dating (seriously) yoga since I was 19 it was just over 5 years ago that I got married to yoga. Not surprisingly I got married, married the same year. My life has been changed. I have very little words and tons of emotion sharing this but if you were here in Mysore you’d know. Yesterday out of the clear blue, in the early stages of my morning practice, I was given Authorization. It was simple and direct and profound just like traditional Ashtanga Yoga….form and meaning are ONE.

I am blessed to share this with so many, my amazing American teacher, my amazing husband, my amazing family and friends, mentors, and every yoga student I have ever practiced with.

What to say?


deepest thanks

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16 Responses to What to say?

  1. Anonymous says:

    Aw, sweet Jill! Wonderful news and what an honor. Many blessings. Can't wait to practice with you again when you're back in Philadelphia. – Jeanine D.

  2. Frank says:

    Wow–congrats, Jill! That's awesome! I hope months 2 and 3 are similarly auspicious.

  3. Col says:

    Wow! What great news, though I'm not surprised. Your dedication speaks for itself. I feel so lucky to know you, you've inspired me in more ways that you know.


  4. Skippetty says:

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT! Proud of my breakfast buddy. Well done!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  5. Adam says:

    Wackadoodle !!!

  6. Becca says:

    Congrats and love, Jill. Great news!

  7. Carol says:


  8. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations! I am so happy for you!!! Dedication & practice, practice, practice made it come true?

  9. Claire says:

    wow, congratulations 🙂 practice practice practice, and all is coming.

  10. Suze says:

    I am so incredibly, incredibly, incredibly happy for you. You are such a light and inspiration, and you are such a graceful and wonderful teacher. Well earned. Much love! Suze

  11. Mike says:

    Wait, Keil, then Mergen?

  12. Therese says:

    Really nice news Jill. Congratulations!

  13. Sally says:

    Hey Jill – I've just stopped by here and am so excited to read your news!! I hope this brings more and more students to you so that you can ignite their practice… Congrats. – Aussie Sally

  14. Congratulations, Jill!! Awesome.
    : )
    -Heather Marie (aka., PadmaSundara – remember when you gave me that name?)

  15. Anonymous says:

    Yippee Jill- this is fabulous. Eeexxxxhale!
    Much love, the rejbs

  16. Jill Manning says:


    I am so excited that you all are so excited. Thanks for all the love and the comments. This has been an 'all hands on deck' experience. Everyone of you (and many others) has contributed to this major milestone.

    Thank You doesn't seem to be the right words…love Jill

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