Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Keeping it local

The Mysore yoga community is inherently tight even if you're being low-key about your social interactions. Inside the studio, you practice inches away from one another. Outside, you literally rub shoulders with other students while drinking your post-yoga coconut. Three different friends lived on my short little street who I could easily call on. I became acquainted with two neighbors, long-time Mysore residents, who ended up knowing a lot about my life after two months of daily chit-chat amid our comings and goings. As such, I really didn't walk out of my door without being acknowledged and acknowledging someone else, if not stopping every 10 yards to have an actual conversation.
Re-entry into Western life after a couple months of this lifestyle always entails a bit of withdrawal from effortless community involvement. Interacting with others, in person, while living in the states takes a much different level of planning. Much of the past few days have been checking in with my stateside friends... and realizing how much we must drive to see one another.  
Which is partly why I'm starting to host a new Local Music Vibe Meet-Up in Alameda where I live. Founded by music lover and evengalista Shelley Champine, Local Music Vibe is all about connecting people to the live music around them. The idea of the Meet-up takes it another step by connecting other musicians and music industry folks to one another in their own backyard. The Alameda Meet-up kicks off next week, Feb 7 @ 10 am at The High Street Station. If you're a local musical sort come on down and introduce yourself.

Alameda Local Music Vibe Coffee Meet-Up —Feb 7 10 a.m. 
1303 High Street
Alameda California 94501


Yoga Girl said...

I think you just inspired me to create a meetup when I get back home! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Bird in the Tree said...

Yoga Girl! ;) I'm so glad you are inspired. Let me know how it goes. :)