The Yoga of Paying Your Bills


James Altucher has to cancel his visit to Copenhagen due to the publishing of his new book. His publishers have requested him to stay in New York for scheduling reasons, so we will move forward without his insight on the ”Yoga of Paying Your Bills”. We hope to see James in Copenhagen in the future, but for now he will kindly send us copies as soon as the new book is published*.

 We and James apologize for the short notice and any inconvenience!

 *A limited # of books will be provided at no cost to those who have signed up. 

With James Altucher, May 8th 18.30-20.

All limbs of yoga point us to the present moment, but sometimes being here and now is difficult if we have no money to pay the rent. Being in the world but not of it is a skill that needs practice just like asana or the yamas. In this talk we will explore how being on the floor and broken can lead to new beginnings.

James Altucher

James Altucher has mastered the yoga of failure. After being thrown out of graduate school, going broke repeatedly, losing family, friends, fortune, home, and his will to live again and again, he finally found a way to get off the floor and….I don’t know. He’ll explain it at the talk. Meantime, here’s the bio he gives everyone else:

  • James Altucher attended graduate school in computer science from Carnegie-Mellon. His first company, Reset, build web sites, software, and strategies for Fortune 500 companies including HBO, American Express, Time Warner, Disney, etc and was sold in 1998.
  • After that James went on to start start, sell, and also fail at many more companies. He has written 11 books on investing, entrepreneurship, and happiness, including, “I Was Blind But Now I See”. His most active writing is his updates at his blog,

James has also travelled to India to study at the K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute twice, has done two other week-long sessions with Sharath, and has been a regular practitioner of yoga despite the fact that he has trouble touching his toes. Nevertheless, he attempts to practice all eight limbs of yoga and sometimes even the secret ninth that nobody ever told you about. All of this while still paying the rent.

James according to WikipediaJames Altucher is an American hedge fund manager, author and blogger. He has founded or cofounded several companies, including Reset Inc. and StockPickr. His writing has been frequently published by a number of media outlets, including The Financial Times,, Techcrunch and The Huffington Post. He has also published several books on investing. He maintains a blog at where he discusses his experiences as an entrepreneur and his theories for success and happiness.

Event is free, but please send us an email to register.

”Do your practice and all is coming.” ― Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

”Yoga is the cessation of the fluctuations of the mind.” ― Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

"Astanga yoga is 99 percent practice, one percent theory." ― Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

”Everyone can practice Astanga yoga. Except lazy people.” ― Sri R. Sharath Jois

"Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is." ― Bhagavad Gita

“The mind is restless and difficult to restrain, but it is subdued by practice.” ― Bhagavad Gita

“Asana practise is for 2 hours. Yoga practise is for 24 hours.” ― Sri R. Sharath Jois

”When the mind is quiet, the asana is correct.” ― Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

”This is not a gym, you are not here to work out. You are here to bring peace to yourself, to know who you are.” ― Sri R. Sharath Jois

”With practice anything is possible.” ― Sri R. Sharath Jois

“The mind acts like an enemy for those who do not control it.” ― Bhagavad Gita