Fridays are sometimes the end of a work week, but always the end of a practice week. Erik has been teaching us on Friday evenings for as long as I have been practicing ashtanga and I really look forward to his class.
One of my favorite parts of practice is the chanting at the beginning and the end. I have translated the Sanskrit into English for my page here. And just in case you didn't know, Shanti means peace. I love the idea of sending peace out into the world after a good practice.