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Thank you, Bee! I would love to take an Anusara class but there are none close enough to me :(



I've been fortunate to attend classes taught by several different Anusara certified or inspired teachers, and they really aren't consistent. Some are wonderful, others not so much. And  there are some WONDERFUL teachers out there with RYT credentials that aren't Anusara.  You really can't tell everything by the name. I think you just have to go to a class a few times and see how that teacher works for you.

 

I don't think you can really tell much by reading a teacher's bio. Teaching comes from personal practice and what is in the teacher's heart. It's difficult to put that into a resume.

 

The certification process for Anusara is nuts. The only thing you know for sure if someone is Ansuara certified is that they have spent thousands and thousands and thousands of dollars on yoga teacher training.

 

We moved last summer and I'm missing my teachers in my old city too. I finally find a teacher here I really like (RYT200) and she's now out on an injury!



True that in any yoga style all teachers are not the same. Anusara has touched my heart and I that is probably so much in part to my teacher. I know her practice, teaching and spiritual studies began long before she even became Anusara certified and so I have benefitted through her a long line of wonderful teachers. So for me I have been used to having a teacher that has a very strong spiritual practice and it's true that no teachers bio can really relate that.

 

I guess maybe that is where I'm headed in my own practice, a division between my spiritual teachers and my weekly yoga class. I was just extremely fortunate to have both for a time.

 

On another note I've restarted my personal practice. It really took a dive with our move and the birth of my son last year and working through some grief with losing access to to my teacher.

I previously had an early morning practice which worked really well for me. Not a lot of strong asana but it fit my life with little ones. I think I was waiting for ds2 to start STTN so I could get up early but that is not happening. So fortunately for now I've found time for an afternoon practice during his naps. 

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I thought about starting a new thread - for Spring - in the end I figured I'd just post here as it's not quite Spring just yet.

 

Prior to February I had a good practice going.  I was able to get to class at least a couple of times a week and even got some time on my own at home.  Since then I've become unmoored.  The political climate in our state just about blew up which has required quite a bit of action on our part just to keep up (and make our voices heard).  Yoga faded from view, but I figured it would just be for now...not forever.

 

Fast forward to today...not only have things not settled down, but I just found out that the only decent Yoga studio in the area is closing at the end of the month.  I won't make it to a class because Saturdays are spent in the freaking cold protesting.  Since my husband works second shift, not a single one of the classes is at a time I can attend.

 

As for at home?  What about at home.  Mostly I suppose all I have are what sound like excuses.  Three children, homeschooling, and a husband that works like crazy and can't seem to get out of bed before 9am...or later.  I feel like I'm being pulled from all sides.  And then the space thing.  We don't have a large house by any stretch of the imagination, but it's plenty big.  Still, there's no space for me.  Furniture just about takes up every once of free space and the ceiling in the basement is so low that there are a number of poses I can't do without hitting it somehow.

 

Yoga was my tie to myself...does that make sense?  Without it my back hurts and I feel like I'm lost.  The flow...I can handle that, but the lack of space and time - I'm not so sure about that one.

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I thought about starting a new thread - for Spring - in the end I figured I'd just post here as it's not quite Spring just yet.


Oh, would someone start a spring thread? even a spring summer?

 

I've recently had a re-awakening to yoga (doing it on and off for years, then had a ... well, I really can only call it an awakening. Everything is falling into place). I've reclaimed my daily practice now and am considering becoming an instructor!

 

So... I'd love to chat a little with you all, but I feel awkward starting a new thread when I've never been in your discussions before.

 

Anyone up to continue the spiritual yoga conversation? innocent.gif

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I would love to discuss this some more. Especially curious as to what everyone does for their daily practice. 

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Oh, would someone start a spring thread? even a spring summer?



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