I’m a yoga instructor. It’s what I’ve been calling myself since I was given my own time slot, my own class description on a web page, my own class and my own place to take up space. I was trained at an Ashtanga-inspired studio in a very traditional fashion. I am the teacher. I’m there […]
I began my yoga journey in graduate school while researching abroad, as a way of coping with extreme anxiety. Overloaded with the pressures and solitude of academic life, the physical practice of yoga (asana) was the only way for me to get outside of my head. Yoga helped me still my mind and trust in myself, something I had previously never been able to do. After experiencing yoga’s transformative effects on my own life, I knew I needed to leave my books and research, and teach yoga to others.
I’m feeling flighty, aggravated, and not good enough. I want to teach more. I want to write more. I want to eat better, look better, be better. I want the world to appreciate me and think I’m special, unique, and most certainly one of a kind. I want to be remembered long after I die. […]