I lead powerful, foundational, and expansive flows. I call subtle body activation in all postures. Over time, my students absorb these cues so that integrity is automatic and muscle memory becomes rote.
I conduct myself as a medical professional. If my students chose to share information about their lives, relationships, health, or otherwise, it remains confidential. The more students can open, and the more they name and communicate emotion and physical sensations, the better I perceive complications in the mind-body connection. The better my perception, the easier it is to teach the lessons my students' minds and bodies need.
All of my classes end in a Yoga Nidra Shavasana because I feel drawn to share the practice of meditation in proportional measure to asana. Yoga Nidra is a gentle body scanning meditative tradition. Advanced students will also learn intention (Sankalpa) setting and guided visualization practices.
In a sea of yoga teachers, my voice stands out. Every aspect of my business has organically developed since I decided to listen to my gut and allow my intuition to drive. I have to trust my magic is real enough to inspire my students to believe in their magic. I teach what I know, aim to create beauty, and have faith others will grow in the light of my example and story.
Buckey hired me as his yoga teacher back in April 2019. I trained him privately for several months with the goal of him eventually practicing in a group setting. By October of that year, he attended his first class at Yoga One and never looked back - taking the 6 am virtually every day until COVID shut down life as we know it.
For many of us, COVID took and is taking a toll on virtually every aspect of life. A homebound, sedentary life does not breed healthy bodies or minds. Lack of physical activity is the most insidious side-effect of this quarantine. Like COVID - sedentary life degrades health and can bring lives to a premature end.
As many of us have - Buckey backslid. Getting fit only to go out of shape again is demoralizing. It takes a monster will and hardcore drive to get back in the gym.
I recorded this video during our first session back yesterday. Had I included the original audio, there would be audible slights, huffs, and complaining, but we practiced again this morning, and we'll also practice tomorrow. Eventually, Buckey will get stronger, and every time we practice reinforces a positive feedback loop regarding exercise.
Getting back in shape is hard work. It requires staying present to uncomfortable sensations. It will create change in every corner of your life, and if you're still not sold - imagine the alternative.
Every time you choose to avoid breaking a sweat, know that you are also choosing that imagined alternative.
Be like Buckey, break a sweat.