Yoga Manifesto and Absolution

Apr 25, 2013 | Philosophy, XTeaching, Yoga practices, Yoga Teacher Training, Yoga teaching  | 0 comments

I love it when students tell me that because of attending yoga classes they’ve become inspired to do some practice on their own at home. We’ve designed the yoga anywhere practice cards for that ex press reason.
I love it when yoga clicks with people and they want to attend yoga classes regularly and often.
And I love it when a keen student decides they want to teach yoga and embarks on yoga teacher training to get qualified.
But I also don’t mind if you have no interest in any of the above. I have multiple interests besides yoga. I find it stimulating to talk to people who follow the news, immerse themselves in culture, and are absorbed in academia, perhaps never having seen the inside of a yoga studio.
People assume that I live, eat and breathe yoga.
A friend said to me yesterday that I would be happy to know that ‘the siren of yoga was calling’ to him again. He’s had confirmation of a serious medical problem and is acutely aware of the need that he adopt a better well-being regime – a definite wake-up call, after having been an on-off practitioner over the years.
I received a FB message from another old student who said I would be happy to know he was starting back to yoga after a long hiatus because yoga was being offered to him at work.
Sometimes I ¬†run into students on the street whom I haven’t seen in class for some time and they seem guilty or embarrassed. I’m here to tell you, I really don’t carry any grudges. Really.
I want to announce that I don’t mind if people come to class or not. I don’t mind if they stop practising for a long time.
Yoga is always there. It is forever. I find it supports me in many ways, but people will find that out for themselves in their own time. Or not.


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