When I teach at conferences and festivals, I always find that the exact right people show up for my session. This weekend at Expo Yoga in Montreal was no different. As usual, I was delighted to be with a group of curious, engaged students interested in taking their yoga a little bit deeper, getting some input on refining their practice and exploring how to integrate the lessons of the postural practice into their lives.
And, as usual, I’m the teacher without the awesome playlist, without the elaborate ritual, without the bells and whistles. 🛎
Don’t get me wrong; I have nothing against a great playlist. I LOVE to groove out in my practice from time to time. And, I LOVE ritual, sacred circles, ALL OF THAT. It’s just that for me, the bells and whistles often sound loudest when I get to go deeper INSIDE my experience. Awakening a new awareness, discovering a new connection, inhabiting my own strength or softening into a deeper release – these are the things that light me up. And those experiences, for me, are often best accompanied only by the music of my breath and the sweet presence of other yogis. 💡
Call me traditional, call me old school, but for me, music, cool lighting, and other trappings of commercial yoga culture can be a distraction to accessing the thrilling experience of expanding consciousness in my body.
Silence is how I get to OWN my experience in practice, keep it with me, integrate it into my being, independent of accouterments.
If you, like me, are ready to go beyond the bells and whistles and unlock a deeper level of empowerment, awareness and refinement in your practice I hope you’ll join me for my upcoming free webinar on THURSDAY, MARCH 1.
I'll reveal some of the key approaches to practice that have made yoga an incredibly valuable support in all areas of my life and fully integrate the physical practice into my journey of self-discovery.
The link to the recording will be sent out if you can't participate live.
I can't wait to share this with you!