Practice for me is an opportunity to “check in” with myself on every level. An oblation, to honour and pay homage to my body, breath, mind and spirit.
My heart tells me we are but heart conduits in this ever-changing flow of life. Can we align with this? Can we respect life, ours and others’ place in it enough to flow in our lives, to flow in our practice on and off the mat with respect and dignity. Can we realise this soul alignment? The dignity that every living being and creature deserves.
This is “leela,” the play of life and our biggest challenge.”
– June Whittaker
I practice and teach Iyengar Yoga now for 40 years.
Perception tells me that yoga teachers are many different things to many different people. I could describe what it is for me in a myriad of different ways.
I choose one. Love.
In the situation of a class or workshop, I simply play the role of the teacher and you play your role as that of student. In this role-playing and in this light we see it is purely circumstantial that I will sit in front of you and not the reverse.
I simultaneously learn from our interactions so you who will no doubt also teach me. It is an exchange between us. Please remember that neither I nor anyone else can really teach you for the biggest teacher we can ever have is ourselves. What I can offer is my experience, giving suggestions, pointers and guidance and accompany you on your journey.