Paradoxically, even before our month of retreat begins, there can be a sense of completion that comes from arriving into this moment of beginning. When the long period of preparing and planning and gathering funds and anxiety about preparedness are over, now there can be full being-ness.
But good enough as a metric, especially in yoga (both in the practice and teaching of it) doesn’t even make sense. You can’t quantify what it is you’re doing or gaining or teaching or learning, not in the way you can measure achievement in science or math.
We came up with a caption for our first reunion, which took place near Mt. Shasta in Weed, CA “We inhaled, but we didn’t smoke, in Weed, CA” Photos have arrived.
I glanced about at my students and everyone who had been giggling and laughing as we came in, now had this look on their face. It wasn’t a giggle. It could have been a frown, maybe even a grimace. It was a very straight face. Really, a perfect poker face, because I could NOT read it. So again, my mind cycled, and I thought, “shit, I lost them!”
Originally posted on The Salty Dog Pavones Yoga Center Blog:
This is an excerpt transcribed from a recording of a yoga teacher training conversation with Indira at Pavones Yoga Center…
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