Yoga is not about me teaching you what to do, yoga is not about me being a teacher and you being a student. I see my teaching as sharing, me being a link. I see myself as a facilitator and – why not? a translator. As someone who facilitate your (re-)connection with your spirit and with the Spirit. I use my words, my experience but then, I let it flow.
While I teach, I often walk away to the back of the room, lean onto the wall and watch and breathe while I speak. Watch with my eyes but even more with my heart. I love seeing you doing Yoga Asana, concentrating on the breath, on the pulse of every move, on the sweetness of this practice from the back of the room. I love seeing how you are all doing your thing, how my words guide you into your inner world. When your eyes are closed in Tadasana, I feel your pulse and your presence in the room. This is why I teach yoga. To be in the back row, to feel and breathe with you. I am deeply thankful to be able to support you like that.
This is just about us, feeling, reconnecting and being. The rest, as someone* said, is just a circus. Oh and it’s a fun circus! I know! We often, all of us, get attached to the outer form, to the Asana, to how it looks. We see our neighbour on the mat next to us, want to be as flexible and as strong as them. This is human.
But also, there are moments where the whole room just breathes, and it’s for these moments that I am doing what I am doing. Thank you all, from the bottom of my heart. Thanks for sharing this practice with me, over and over again on the sticky mat. AHO.