Rebecca Ray has been a part of the Source Yoga Community since 2006, first as a student, then as a...
I’ve meditated at the pool with my kids, believe it or not. (Don’t worry—they are old enough to swim on their own, around lifeguards.) Several times this summer, I was at the wading pool and sat quietly in the water. Closing my eyes, listening to the water falling around me, the sounds of the water splashing, feeling the sunlight warm on my eyelids. Swaying gently when other kids are running in the water around me. I’ve meditated at the wave pool, and it’s a beautiful image now, the ruffled waves coming into and crashing, the pull of the water as it receded. I’ve even taken time to meditate on the ferry. Those seconds stretch into minutes, the minutes into time without measure.
Only a week later, my inner yoga teacher shows up again; she too, has gone on retreat. She reminds me of the definition of the word mindful, as used by Jon Kabat-Zinn, the originator of MBSR in the West. Mindfulness is about paying attention in a non-judgmental way. I can pay attention mindfully, I like to think. I have a much harder time paying attention without judgment. So my inner yoga teacher says: What if your discomfort isn’t something for you to analyze away? What if you don’t need to do anything about your discomfort? What if you just noticed it?
I completed my first yoga teacher training in September, 2000, at Ghost Rach, New Mexico. This was an intensive training,...
Rachelle Koren has been teaching at Source Yoga on and off for about a year. She brings a true passion for yoga and personal growth to her classes, and loves helping people slow down.
Melissa Cotter joined the Source Yoga teaching staff this year. Melissa enjoys teaching dynamic, alignment based flow classes that both honor and challenge the body, mind and spirit.
A couple of weeks ago, I posed the question in our recent newsletter: Why is Source Yoga your Yoga Home? I had some wonderful responses, and I wanted to publish a couple of them here, from two students who call Source their Yoga Home.
I have been really enjoying teaching in recent weeks. It can be a balancing act wearing both hats of teacher and studio owner, but I wouldn’t change it for the world.
This holiday season, the words I kept repeating to myself were “good enough.” Good enough, as in, who needs perfect? I recently read Big Magic, by Elizabeth Gilbert, about living a creative life. In one section, she writes about her creative process
"These yoga classes are instant reminders that the only constant in life is change! I cherish each class and the students who allow me to spend time with them."
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