“Yoga Chitta Vritti Nirodha” – Yoga is the practice of progressive quieting of the fluctuations of the mind ~ Yoga Sutras, Patanjali Y Y
Often, when I tell people I teach yoga, I get “Oh, you must be very flexible” or “So, you can wrap your leg behind you head” or , “Sooo .. you do that “Om” thing?”
I believe a Teacher is much more than an instructor. I teach yoga because of what Yoga is to me.
Yoga is Awareness, Acceptance and Loving Kindness that begins with the self.
Yoga is a Union of my mind, body and spirit that brings me home. A home where I am safe, protected, loved, free, a place where I, simply, AM.Yoga brings me to the state of being where what I think, feel, say and do are in Harmony. And that is my Happiness.
Yoga is Gratitude, it is embracing Grace, it is knowing I am enough, I have enough, and all I have is All I Need.Yoga is where I open my Heart, it is where I disconnect form the external noise and reconnect to the Light within which is my true self. Yoga is where I Heal, where I Embrace and release my ego, where I Transform fear to Trust. Yoga is where I See myself in Others, where I grow, where I become a better version of myself every day.
I teach yoga to share with my students ALL that yoga is to me. And , no, I can not wrap my leg around my neck. While we stand, sit, bend, reach, twist and breathe we share a journey to Unity, to better Health and Happiness. And , Yes, it all starts with an “Aum” and opening the heart and mind to the infinite possibilities of the Universe. It all starts with accessing The Light Between.