Dearest yoga students and wannabe teachers: In case you haven’t heard, all my dreams have come true and I will be leading a foundational Yoga Teacher Training at The People’s Yoga this coming January-June! With an unbridled love and reverence for yoga, a (sometimes obnoxiously) fervent passion for education and teaching, and some really smart … Continue reading 2019 Immersion & Teacher Training with Abby: Q&A
"We're in the middle of a sea change," said Jason. "Most yoga teachers now are erring on the side of not giving manual adjustments, and for good reason." It was the second day of our two-week module (the first part of a 300-hour training), and the conversation had shifted from "How to give hands-on assists" … Continue reading Paperclips and Hands-on Assists
Speaking up is easy when I’m confident that what I’m saying will be well-received. But when I sense that my speaking up is going to inspire disappointment, sadness, or confusion in others, speaking up is painful.
There were already 40 people crammed into the studio when I arrived. I had deliberated for too long as to whether I wanted to take a yoga class or lounge in bed, and now it was 10:33 - three minutes after class was supposed to have started. When I looked at the room, then at … Continue reading We Will Make It Work
This past June, one of my 10th grade English students gave her final presentation on the similarities between Siddhartha’s journey in Siddhartha, and Mark’s journey in Lost in Place. Her thesis proposed that “dissatisfaction is essential to enlightenment,” and explored the idea that, as long as we are alive, we will never be completely satisfied - … Continue reading On Leaving Teaching to Pursue Teaching