Leave your sermon at the door. When a person walks into a yoga class, they expect to do yoga. Be careful with your words. Your beliefs are your opinions. Your opinions are your judgments. Judgments do not belong in the yoga room.
Today I was teaching a man with Stage IV cancer. I am not thinking about getting him to change. I look to create a space where he can let go of unnecessary stress so that he can feel even just a little bit better.
Boulder has a lot of yoga. There is a studio on every block, a teacher training happening every week and every style of yoga. But not many students and yoga teachers get to make contact with women in shelters. Enter Tabitha.
I find myself standing in what appears to be a contradiction: I profess to be guided by ahimsa, and yet people I love, as well as those served by our organization, are trained not just to defend, but also to attack.