Just over one week ago I taught my last in-studio/in-person yoga classes at Down Under School of Yoga for the foreseeable future. Since having to close it’s physical doors my beloved studio home, spearheaded by our amazing management team, has made it possible for me & my colleagues to continue to teach yoga via live-streaming. I have to be honest, I was nervous about this change. While I am so grateful to be able to still teach, I couldn’t help but wonder if, with so many options in the online format, would people still join class? Would class still be a way to form a sense of community? After nearly a week of teaching from the entryway of my home, I have discovered what this time is teaching me (what it’s teaching all of us) is what it really means to be in a community. To be in a kula, a community of the heart. Even in our isolation, we are finding ways to connect. We are finding ways to share in what comforts, illuminates, & enlivens us.
Even though there are many things I miss about being in person with my studio & students, I am pleasantly surprised at how many things I love & want to celebrate about live-streamed classes.
Even though it looks different, I truly believe that yoga builds a community beyond having to be in the same room. This practice of yoga from wherever we are, with whatever we are going through - forges us all into a kula, a community of the heart.
Yoga Teacher based in Boston, MA. Teacher of Yoga Teachers. Committed to teaching anatomical, alignment & action based yoga asana that is rooted in mindfulness, skillfulness, & specificity.