Teaching yoga is a sacred event. There is a lot of trust happening. I am trusting students while I share my practice with them. I'm trusting them to be careful with their bodies and take my instruction the way they need it. They're trusting me to lead them and keep them safe. And I'm also…Read more Month 7, Day 2
Race is a social construct. Scientists complete studies within their social constructs. But just because race is a social construct doesn't make it unreal. It just isn't real in a biological sense. And when scientists set out to prove it's existence they of course do so because of their social bias. The social construct of…Read more Month 7, Day 1
Yoga is not about knowing. It's okay for students to not know. We need to accept that even as teachers, there will be things that we don't know. None of us are perfect, teachers or students. That's what we all have in common. That's what we're here to work on.
"What is yoga?" Yoga is about being aware of your breath and your movement. The asanas are optional. Yoga is to learn to respect your body - and your life, so that you can do the same for others. Respecting our bodies, the bodies of others, and life itself, is apart of the process of…Read more Month 6, Day 2
Yoga has helped me to forge a regular practice of finding space and time to love and take care of myself. It is helped me come into myself in ways that I hadn't known I was being held back from. It is a practice of love, finding love for yourself and then figuring out how…Read more Month 6, Day 1
You can't go back. Your life is not about them / is not about loving them. / is not about them loving you. It's about loving YOU / and then letting that go so that you can truly love them. "Yoga is not for those in the dark." It is for those…Read more Month 5, Day 3
Thoughts from readings and interpretations of The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: “Truth is one, paths are many...it’s all your divine expression.” Having just come back from a ten day meditation retreat, I’ve been thinking a lot about learning to accept my meditation process and progress. My teachers say that whatever your experience, it’s “neither good…Read more Month 5, Day 2