Botswana 2016 - First GleaningsMay 26, 2016
About the World Spine Care Yoga Project
World Spine Care is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving lives in underserved communities through offering sustainable, integrated, and evidence-based spine care. They have established chiropractic clinics in Shoshong and Mahalapye, Botswana, the Dominican Republic and Ghana (and soon in India and China) that are staffed by volunteers as well as local clinicians. In these clinics, high-quality care is delivered free of charge to patients with spinal conditions and musculoskeletal pain.
Last month we offered our first 10-day teacher training in Botswana with great success. Lots more about that to come.
Certainly, co-creating and launching the World Spine Care Yoga Project has taken me out of the yoga box I had been in for many years.
In fact, I am committed to teaching a practice that is fundamentally NOT about me, not about any of us as individuals and yet encompasses and embraces all of us. What I have always stood for is the strength and importance of what I had to offer, which was all about something larger than me.
With this project, I have the feeling that I have a place to bring all of myself as a yoga teacher and stand in. This feels rewarding, like I have landed. The opportunity to apply the totality of my skills, knowledge and experience a completely different setting, one focused on pain relief in the most immediate sense has afforded me a sense of freedom from my habitual ways of thinking about and teaching yoga. Spring fever aside, I have renewed enthusiasm, energy, creativity, possibility and Shakti for my work since returning. This tells me I am on the right track.