As a novice student of yoga I had my struggles learning to be present in my practice. There were streams of thoughts, loops of negative self-talk, and disconnect from my breath as I was guided through movement, stillness, and pranayama. As the years passed this inner chatter quieted, my movements became linked to my breath, and I was more often in the yoga – feeling the connection of mind, body, breath, and spirit. My experienced benefits and ever-growing love for yoga led to my desire to share by teaching after almost a decade as student.
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*photo credit to EK Park
September 8, 2010
One of my long term goals is to combine my experience teaching yoga in the LGBTQ community and my Seniors Yoga training to create a local class for LGBTQ seniors. The attached trailer is for a documentary about LGBTQ seniors and the challenges they face when needing care or assisted living. This community needs all the support, love, and advocacy we can offer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV3O8qz6Y5g