1. What’s your favorite part of your work?
My favorite part of my work is continuing the lineages that I was initiated into by my teachers. It never ceases to amaze me how applicable these teachings are to all individuals at any time.
2. Whats the least favorite part of your job?
I don’t view teaching yoga as my job. It is rather a sharing of the teachings and inspiring other people to find the light of their spirit. As I teach from this place, which is a very authentic and non-commercial approach, there is no good or bad. It is just an experience of sharing from my spirit.
3. What still excites you and keeps you engaged with teaching yoga?
It is always exciting to me to share with people how to experience “nothing.” This is the state of yoga: where there are no thoughts in one’s consciousness and one can reflect the intelligence that we’re born from.
4. If you didn’t teach yoga, what else would you do?
From my experience of being in samadhi, my visual intelligence became heightened and I took an interest in photography over 50 years ago. Photography is an expression of my yoga so if I were ever unable to teach I would continue expressing myself through that medium.
5. What’s your finest advice for a newer teacher?
Consistency is the key to deprogramming the belief patterns, or “avidya” that inhibit us in all aspects of life, especially in sharing yoga. Practice daily: asana, pranayama, and meditation.
6. Evolutionary biology or God(s)?
Evolution was the intention (Sankalpa) of Brahman, which is the unbound intelligence that is often referred to as God. Therefore, evolutionary biology and God are not mutually exclusive. That unbound intelligence has given birth to the process of evolution, which is karma.