I'm feeling compelled to revisit this contemplation, as I have many times before - What is it that I have to offer as a yoga TEACHER?
As I immerse myself in teaching again, I feel the pressure to fill classes, attract students, and sell myself. It's an AMBIGUOUS feeling.
Yoga is a selfless path, so I must ask - What is it that I have to GIVE? What do I truly have to OFFER my students? After all, they are coming to class in an attempt to do something good for themselves, and they fully deserve to reap the BENEFITS of yoga that I profoundly yearn to SHARE.
Deep down, I am a BHAKTA - a lover, a worshipper of all things, seen and unseen. It is through my yoga practice that I HONOR the many facets of LIFE - nature, self, energy, humanity, and the more subtle realms of divinity, consciousness, and truth.
My hope is that students are absorbing this from my classes, that they feel this energy, this INTENTION that I bring into the movement and breath. An opportunity to feel more connected to their truest SELVES, an opportunity to shed the layers that prevent us from experiencing life in its FULLNESS, and a chance to experience, to EMBODY, all things good and beautiful.
Each yoga class is an inner dance of breath, movement, and ALIVENESS - our true birthright. A way to honor the BODY as a TEMPLE, to experience the DIVINITY within, to take that experience with you no matter where you find yourself throughout your day, your week, throughout your life.
Body as a temple, movement as a prayer, life as an expression of divinity - THAT is what I have to give.
I hope you will join me at my next yoga class, You can find my current schedule here. Namaste. From the heart.
About Me, Rachel Heart
Writing about my musings with yoga, dance, nature, and truth. I share from the space of an open heart.