Blossom and Easton at 3rd annual Telluride Yoga Fest

Blossom and Easton at 3rd annual Telluride Yoga Fest

[click “Play” to hear Susan’s interview with Scott Blossom]

Scott Blossom and Chandra Easton arrive in Telluride from Tara Mandala just outside Pagosa Springs, where the husband and wife team teach a week-long workshop on the subject of “Shadow Yoga and Buddhist Meditation: the Pranic Pathway to Stillness,” June 30 – July 7. All day on the opening day of the Telluride Yoga Festival, July 8, the couple teach an abridged version of the intensive for those interested in learning a set of practices for circulating and preparing the vital energies (prana) for meditation. They are also on the schedule with a variety of classes for all levels of practitioners throughout the long weekend.

Scott-2-IMG_0211e-print Scott Blossom was the very first  yoga instructor and therapist to sign on the dotted line when Telluride Yoga festival founder Aubrey Hackman needed a respected “brand name” in the industry to attract other high profile teachers to her nascent event. Blossom is also traditional Chinese medical practitioner and Ayurvedic consultant. A premise fundamental to Ayurveda is that all living things are innately interdependent. What sealed the deal for him three years ago was the fact the Yoga Fest would be a zero waste weekend and 25 percent of net profits would be donated to a local environmental non-profit. Blossom is now a Telluride Yoga Festival board member.

Scott is scheduled to teach an Introduction to Shadow Yoga, the Hatha lineage founded by his yoga maser Zhander Remete, a practice for Balancing our Inner Fire, and a session on Healing and Strengthening Bones, Joints and Nerves.

Chandraheadshotforweb Chandra Easton’s strong interest in meditation led her to study Buddhist philosophy, meditation and Tibetan language at the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives in Dharamsala, North India, founded by H. H. the Dalai Lama. Later, she received a degree in Religious Studies at UC Santa Barbara, where she translated Tibetan Buddhist texts on meditation with the Buddhist scholar, B. Alan Wallace. Her Buddhist teachers include H.H. the Dalai Lama, Gyatrul Rinpoche and Lama Tsultrim Allione, also a presenter at the Telluride Yoga Festival. Chandra’s yoga teachers are Zhander Remete and Sarah Powers.
Chandra’s classes include Yoga for Meditation, Buddhist Meditation: Poetry of Practice and Shamatha, and Meditative Quiescence.

To learn more about this remarkable duo who live what they teach, click the “play” button and listen to their interview.

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