Today is not a day to stay in bed. We are all connected. When one heart grieves, another feels the same pain. So today, I’m getting up and preparing myself to assist those who grieve, who have been triggered, those who feel hopeless, those who want to start “doing yoga” and decided this week was the best time to start. I know from my own practice that in the calm and equanimity of the mat or meditation cushion – one can peel away tribalism, nihilism, fatalism, egoism…all the isms and glimpse true self and by extension, profound connection to other. There is peace in union.
I’m a yoga teacher. The events of the past week show me just how important it is to demonstrate that yoga means union, and my colleagues in the DC Yoga Co-op are unified in our desire to elevate the teaching practice in 2018. How? We plan to build a lively, informed, intelligent, in-person community to teach each other best practices in our profession and to make time and space in which to develop our own teaching philosophies and voices that are so desperately needed. To connect, grow, enliven, transform. If you are a yoga teacher or a serious practitioner, we welcome you at our meeting today at the SW Branch of the DC Public Library from 2:30 – 4:30 pm. If you can’t come out today because you are teaching – bless you and your work. We’ll keep you top of mind as we place another seal of commitment in the practice and to each other.