Jennifer, 500 RYT, teaches mindful yoga and pranassage in Alexandria, Virginia.
Prior to becoming a yoga teacher, Jennifer managed the online communications department at a large, environmental non-profit. She credits her yoga practice with helping to keep her steady and present amidst the intense challenges of a growing organization. It is from this point of personal transformation that Jennifer approaches her yoga teaching – she knows first hand the positive impact that yoga can have on busy, professional lives.
Last week, Southern Baptist Minister Albert Mohler made headlines when he charged that yoga is incompatible with the Christian faith. At first my reaction was, perhaps, predictably cynical. Being from the South, I'm not surprised that a literalist view of the Bible would preclude the teachings of yoga.
Sometimes the hardest part is just showing up.
At the end of many of my yoga classes, I remind my students to bow their head in honor of themselves for the, sometimes, Herculean effort of just showing up to class. It's so easy to get derailed. You know, we all have those "best laid plans."