A COVID-19 Story

A Letter of Recovery from Eknath Erwin Vann

Dear Paul,

I just wanted to send you a quick mail, and reconnect.

You might have noticed, I haven’t been teaching any classes since September. No activity on social media either. Complete silence. I basically disappeared.


My COVID-19 story

I got sick with COVID-19 in mid-September. After 9 days at home, struggling to get better, I was rushed to the hospital. I was in bad shape… 75% of my lungs were affected by the virus. I spent two weeks in Intensive Care, and then another two weeks in another hospital for revalidation.

I’ve been home now for almost 7 weeks, still recovering.

My health is slowly and surely getting better. My energy is coming back week after week. The complete recovery of my lungs will probably take 6 months or more.

Thanks to my healthy habits – everyday yoga, healthy food, walks in the woods, meditation, and lots of conscious breathing – I’m bouncing back strongly, recovering quickly, at a steady pace.

Unlimited gratitude to my dear children, my family, the doctors and nurses, the yoga and music community in Brussels and beyond, for their ongoing support on all levels. And last but not least, to my love Anna, who basically saved my life.

Enjoy your practice. And thanks for your patience and flexibility!