Recent experience suggests that I talk too fast to conduct business on the phone with the Zen Center.
That may be why I so much love the yoga segment on Jonathan Goldstein's WireTap. Go here, scroll to "Lew Wasserman." Really, I urge you to listen to all of it (and then listen to every available episode), but if that seems overwhelming and you just want the yoga part, it starts at the 18 minute point.
I'm not that great at being a Californian. And I'm a native.