Michael " Moses" Kup : I Love Yoga & Las Vegas Vinyasa Yoga Conference
Posted Sep 11 2008 11:35am
Michael "Moses"Kup is a teacher & entrepreneur based in Florida. We finally got a chance to hang out last night & conduct an exchange of ideas via mobile .
Moses is the founder & mover behind I Love Yoga, which distributes yoga related products to yoga centers & teachers worldwide. He has used the Yoga T Shirt as a vehicle for communication & a spark for dialog. Case in point being his " I Love Yoga " T which will never fail to get a fellow practitioner or curious neophyte to strike up a conversation. Guys, it works better than a dog as a prop, heh heh.
We were mutually "feeling" our conversation as well . I brought up the point that Miami is an emerging vortex in the yogic / conscious arena with its climate of creativity & international culture.Once the YOGA starts flowing through your nadis, you want it to permeate life as one knows it 24/7; including making a living ; i.e. conscious communication, branding & retailing as a vehicle to "spread the OM".
Moses & I had the opportunity to discuss trends / movements that are out there such as " Made in America" & "Organics" & the pros / cons of each. As a yogic brand that has partnerships with teachers like Duncan Wong, the dialog would be how to eventually segue into lifestyle & growth without veering from the vibe & community that was the impetus of the range.
I trust we will have more conversations & a visit in the near future. Looking forward to organizing a SaMo teacher workshop @their studio in Miami shortly, an EAST-WEST KULA. Moses & the crew will be in attendance @ this month's Las Vegas Vinyasa Yoga Conference to be held from Oct. 10th - 14th. Some of the workshops will be conducted by Shiva Rea, Annie Carpenter, Jonny Kest, Saul David Raye, Rusty Wells & Vinnie Marino.
Mosesji, thanks for the passage "UTANGA" from the Mahabharata & for parking the MahaMondo banner on the I LOVE YOGA Home Page.
Speaking of yogic branding, the pic on the left shows Jeremy Piven with his conscious " swag " from last weekend's Global Mala Project.
The mat at the top appears to be the special edition " Global Mala" Manduka which probably weighs in at 20 lbs.