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The beginning: the best place to start

Updated: Apr 27, 2020


Nothing is more rewarding in my journey of teaching yoga than working with beginning students. I love all the people who practice in the studio--I truly do. They inspire, challenge, and encourage me. Many of us have practiced together for a number of years, and continue to help one another grow. And yet, with all that value, when someone is considering yoga for the first time; or used to practice but hasn't for a while; or hears other people talking about yoga but for one reason or another, thinks he or she can't/won't/shouldn't do it--that's exactly where I want to be.

It's an important part of life to celebrate potential. It's vital to our wellbeing to: *try something new *move beyond established patterns *dismantle preconceived notions of ability or accessibility.

As a writer, editor, workshop leader, and yoga instructor, I constantly have a front row seat to people experiencing a new spark of identity, of creation, of potential. This moment is a powerful catalyst of change. Not just your garden-variety common change, but positive, constructive, awakening change! When someone is willing to put him/herself on the mat, and laugh and wonder and struggle and succeed and participate in a new aspect of life, that progressive attitude influences ever other facet of life. Again--powerful. To share space with that? Amazing! It's my honor to help people explore yoga, especially for the first time, and simply allow themselves to experience the joy of discovery. Speaking of which, if you're interested, there's a new season of the Beginners' Workshop Series starting Thursday, October 20th for six weeks. Two class times are available: 4 p.m. OR 7 p.m. each Thursday during the series. I outline what to expect on the "Services" page. Reach out to me if you or someone you know is ready to participate. Or if you prefer a more intimate setting, we can work one-on-one in a private session. (The image above is from cartoonist Dan Piraro, who has a number of yoga-related snerks. He must practice a lot. Find him here: http://bizarro.com/)


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