Even now at the end of a long journey, when we've practiced the skill of bridging connections between seemingly unrelated topics on multiple occasions throughout this course, creating our final project was no easy task. It still required a week of thoughtful research, deep inner-self reflection and organization of thoughts and opinion. I don't… Continue reading Freedom of Speech, Speaking Truth, Being True & Yoga
"Everyone will not like you. There will be people who don't like you just based on the way you look. This is a given. Don't live your life trying to please everyone because you will never please everyone." Being armed with this advice has enabled me to live more liberated in my truth. I… Continue reading “I Don’t Like the Way You Look…” On sight- I don’t like you.
I never would have said that I had "self hate" at that time... I just didn't want to look down. That was the time when I was legitimately "not in my body." We all have times when we would love ourselves more if we just "lost these last 10 lbs. of baby weight" or "just… Continue reading “You All Are Not in Your Bodies!”
I wonder if other yoga teacher trainings cover as vast amount of scope as Yoga Roots on Location? Ok, so I know that the topics such as reversing racism, social justice and trauma informed care are near and dear to our instructor Felicia's heart but I wonder if other yoga programs discuss topics such as accessibility… Continue reading Compassion Fatigue…
Ever notice how receiving information is so much more effortless than giving it? That has been my typical experience in most cases and especially true when confronted with the dissemination of information. Receiving information requires a clear head, free from distraction & a level of openness to process... Fairly simple and does not require a… Continue reading The Details…
Along with many other groups of privilege I may (or may not) belong to, I don't regularly consider myself to be a person who has been a victim to trauma... What is the impact of this self deselection? Someone who more often than not is not very mindful of victims of trauma. This weekend in Yoga… Continue reading A Safe Space for Everyone
Tell people what yoga is and the disciplines of how to practice it, drop some real heavy self reflection topics on them, give them a chance to express their reactions to said topics and THEN diffuse the heavy energy by by dropping back into the physical practice (of yoga; asanas) and work it on out… Continue reading How toTeach Yoga…By Practicing Yoga!
Today in class we wrote what we might have our obituaries say if we were able to write them. This was an exercise some felt uncomfortable with, which I can understand because it is dealing with death and the fragility of life. I understand that and I honor the feeling others had around the topic… Continue reading Empowering Thoughts Contemplating Death
Today in yoga teacher training we discussed Gardener's seven different learning styles, undoing racism, and aroma therapy. There was also left time left for meditation. The experience created in the Yoga Roots On Location teacher training is rich and diverse. Felicia holds space for us to all feel welcomed and exploratory. Perhaps ironically or most… Continue reading Information Coming in from All Different Directions
As the four of us sat at the picnic table to read and discuss the yoga sutras on this third day of class, we all came to the conclusion that we would be remiss if we didn't spend some time discussing what had brought us to our teacher training here at Yoga Roots On Location.… Continue reading Getting Grounded with Yoga Roots