Anarchy of Yoga

Ascent Magazine

Michael Stone and I walk through his backyard toward the garage he has converted into a small yoga studio, Centre of Gravity, in the Toronto neighborhood of Parkdale. We are carrying cups of peppermint tea he prepared just before my arrival, and the yard is filled with fresh sunlight, the autumn morning air cool and crisp. Around us there is no sound of traffic on a busy street, no bustle of people coming in and out of a daily round of classes. There is just the sound of the birds, the wind in the leafy trees, neighborhood kids riding their bikes to school…
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