Its been a full few weeks – Florida to Colorado, Colorado to Los Angeles, Los Angeles to Virginia. I spent this past weekend teaching at East Meets West Center in Vienna, VA – part of the studio’s teacher training. It was a great experience. Mainly of course, because of the group of students. Yesterday morning, I headed back to Colorado to stay put for a little while.
To top off a good weekend, two nights ago I had the pleasure of having dinner with a relatively new, but good friend. She’s smart, present and down to earth. She’s the type of person I can be honest with, and not not feel judged by. These are the characteristics I admire in a person. And, my sense of feeling accepted by her is something I appreciate very much. Dinner the other night got me thinking about the experience of students in this past weekend’s teacher training. What was their experience like with me as “the teacher”? I also thought about my own experience, as a student, with many teachers over the years. What sort of teachers have I chosen to be around and why? There days I gravitate towards teachers that are honest, open minded and able to not have all the answers.
Right now, some of my best teachers aren’t in the yoga room, but are friends and loved ones. People who are grounded, direct, confident and non-judgemental. There are some amazing teachers all around us, none of whom have or need the title of “master” or “guru”. I should probably thank these friends and loved ones more often and let them know that they’re admired and appreciated.