It was a true pleasure to share conversation, study, ideas, and time with my yoga sister, Veronica. First, her perspective (as a Black women who has had her freedom and opinions squashed) was super valuable to hear. I appreciated her openness and honesty. She had a valuable perspective if what the people on the receiving…Read more Final Exam
As we worked through the ending details of our time together, I was feeling very soft, tender, and had very mixed emotions of happy to complete the training and sad to lose this community. The group of ladies that have worked on showing up in the YROL teacher training space in a particular way have…Read more Gratitude
Just after lunch today we tried to breathe in and fold over at the same time. We were trying to feel what it was like to inhale and limit the space in our abdomens. On a full belly there was a lack of space and it felt like pressure. I needed to digest to be…Read more Digesting…
I am looking for simplicity. I often complicate things, overthink, analyze, look for patterns, etc. Right now I am looking for the simplicity of just being. Whenever I am in the space of listening to the pain of others, all the complexities of my own mind fade away and I just feel the unity of…Read more Simplicity
Today was a lot. Sitting through hearing what people of color experience due to racism brought up a lot of pain and sadness in me -- I will need to really spend quite a bit of time to sit with that and process it, so I am not going to write about that here --it's…Read more Can I not be white, please?
After this day 2 of training I feel inspired to act, but also to plan. I feel like I am often very impulsive and act spontaneously without really thinking through all the impacts of what I am doing. This training, and other things in my life, are making me realize that maybe I have been…Read more People’s Institute Day 2
I had not had much exploration of chakras prior to Brooke's presentation, so I really appreciated the time and space to talk about them and experience them physically. I was glad to have this opportunity and feel like it reinforced other energy understandings that I have had. Thank you!