This blog is intended, first off, as my small tribute to my esteemed guru and teacher, Yogacharya BKS Iyengar, and as a thank you to all the additional generous and gifted teachers who have invested in cultivating me as a teacher and as a student. Anything correct or of value in this blog comes from them. The errors, however, are all mine.
Secondly, this is a place for me simultaneously commemorate my 20th year of practice while consolidating all my notes on what I have learned about yoga in these 20 years.
It is purely for my own reflection and review, and not intended as a teaching tool, a diagnostic or prescriptive for anyone else's practice or therapeutic needs, and it especially is not intended as a compendium of Iyengar Yoga. It is a compendium of my one small teensy sliver of understanding of a much much larger art and practice.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
Yogacharya BKS Iyengar
My mother -for bringing me into this world, and taking me to my first yoga class
Susan - my first Yoga teacher
Laura Allard - my second yoga teacher and guide who got me walking well again post-injury
The Austin Posse who guided me through Certification- Peggy Kelly, Devon Dederich, and Karuna.
The San Francisco Posse who tirelessly cultivated a whole herd of us from gray shapeless lumps into burgeoning teachers - Jaki Nett, Nora Burnett, Janet Macleod, Mandira Haynes, Kathy Alef, and all the IYISF faculty and staff.
The San Diego Posse - Carolyn Belko, Mary and Eddy.
Stephanie Popiel - for giving me a loan to stay in school.