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Inheritance

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by guest blogger Holly Walck, Iyengar yoga  practitioner and teacher in Bethlehem, PA (YogaWithHolly.com) and Istanbul, Turkey

I have spent the past 15 years, just a little less than half my life, studying and teaching Iyengar yoga. So when I learned that BKS Iyengar, our Guruji and the most influential yoga master of our time was, at 93-years old, going to take part in the China-India Yoga Summit and personally teach a three-day yoga course, I didn't hesitate to register and book a flight to Guangzhou, China. Why not? Since I've been living and teaching Iyengar Yoga in Istanbul, Turkey, it is only another 10-hour flight away from home, right?

Wait! How did I go from being a small-town girl, raised in a Catholic family, who attended Catholic school all the way through college, and earned a bachelor's in nursing, to becoming a yoga teacher who moved to Istanbul, and is now at a yoga summit 8,040 miles away from her home in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania?

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