Grazie mille a Rosanna , Maria Paola & Sergio ( all primary students /teachers of Lino Miele ) for all the help , advise & adjustments while I was dropping in for the afternoon Mysore classes at AYRI Roma .
It is always a bit akward initially to be the " lo straniero " or stranger in a shala. Usually , I can use my teacher , Jorgen C. , as a point of reference in a US or Canadian shala.
AYRI Roma has a very tight community of advanced & newbie Astangis , & I'd like to give them credit for being very Italian in their warmth & accomodation. Troppo gentile.
The teachers made an effort to communicate in English with me & were quite hands on , albeit I was just passing through.
The shala is located at Via Annia 54 , in the historic Celio district of Rome. It was an extremely mind blowing experience to emerge from the Metro stop & to be confronted by " Il Coloseo " , the Colosseum. Very convenient for me to take the Metro A at Piazzale Flaminio , by the hotel I was staying in.
I am not a fan of the Baroque era churches in Rome. One visit I did make time for before my last Mysore class was to the amazing Basilica San Clemente , several blocks away from the shala on Via Labicana.
I am heading out to Miami this coming weekend with the intention of practicing at MLC ; then onwards to NYC & hopefully a drop-in at AYNY the week after. Ci vediamo !