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A Better Me2010-07-04 15:34:13 +0000 #1
Why does this happen. My first yoga teacher was wonderful , studied 14 months with her , was inspired by her and learned so much. Unfortunately she had some personal problems and I was not comfortable with her teaching anymore. After a couple of months I found another studio and found another teacher who has once again inspired my practice as well as taught me so much about yoga . Now I find out that she will be opening her own studio out of town. I'm happy for her, but I find myself once again in the position of not having a teacher that I want to practice with.

I practice daily at home, however I do enjoy the social aspects of going out a couple times a week and learning in a class environment. I'm able to learn poses that I otherwise would be uncomfortable trying at home. I also have found that many can teach but few can inspire. I'm simply not interested in going to a class where the teacher calls out poses with no insight, thought, or even spiritual teaching behind it all.

What can I do to make sure I'm not left in this position again. Is there a lesson in all of this?????



justwannabe2010-07-04 15:43:43 +0000 #2
Be open and have faith, trust that you will have what you need when you need it. Why does it happens, you may never figure that out. What can you co when it happens, maybe that question is more suitable? Going to a class of "lower" instrucors is not so bad, you can bring up the group energy if you are advanced, not implying that I would expect you to always go to this type of class but as a holdover until the next right place for you pops up. After class you may talk with people and help bring them to a different awareness. Also, if you keep you heart open you may find that sometimes common people understand just as much as some yogis, just with different terminology

my best to you

with love

I am love, I am peace, I am joy, I am your brother born of the same creator

I am neil
InnerAthlete2010-07-04 15:43:43 +0000 #3
Hell Callie,

You have been so blessed several times over to have only come across teachers that move you forward as a human being through the practice and teaching of yoga. Many students go on and on in their practice and never realize that such an experience is possible. I mention this so that you may find a place of gratitude which can only be fully experienced in the absence of remorse or disappointment.

While you have clearly found teachers that were empowering, perhaps you can also find one that is stable. And by stable I mean able to handle their personal lives and connected to their location or place where they are teaching - as these are the two things you mention. But of course "stable" has a much broader meaning.

At the same time, while looking for this additional quality, know that there is nothing permanent and that believing otherwise is a lesson from the portion of the Kleshas known as avidya. As you well know from your teachers, the Kleshas are five obstacles to our enlightenment or aspiration as souls. Avidya can be losoely translated as "ignorance" and has four elements. The one I am referencing is "mistaking the impermanent for the permanent".

As a student of yoga we are faced with the Kleshas, in conjunction with the yamas and niyamas, which teach us how to live with less suffering in order to walk the path of yoga that leads to a mindful evolution. So it is quite lovely to have this come up in your practice so that you may have at it first hand.

You may also look at the nature of raga (attachment) as it too is one of the five Kleshas. Perhaps the yoga work for you is to neither be averting nor attaching to a teacher but still soaking up that which they offer that is empowering or "inspiring aspiring".

You could of course follow your teacher out of town and relocate. I moved 3,000 miles to be with mine without even knowing it. Not a path for everyone I admit
Albert2010-07-04 16:38:43 +0000 #4

Originally Posted by A Better Me

What can I do to make sure I'm not left in this position again. Is there a lesson in all of this?????

I suppose in life you just have to have luck on your side.
J. Mukti2010-07-04 15:49:51 +0000 #5
Originally Posted by A Better Me

What can I do to make sure I'm not left in this position again. Is there a lesson in all of this?????

Shanti mehe ATMAN,

Incarnation IS NOT a problem to be SOLVED but a DIVINE MISTERY to BE EXPERIENCED. Every ONE that we meet and have some experiences with ARE our own TEACHERS and GUIDES, but unforunately every personality that seeks spiritual guidance and attainement are most offten cheating themselves by wanting "instant attainement". Slow and sure the tortouse won the race, SO try if YOU can, be patient with yourself, try not to come down on yourself like a dog on a bone. In the beginning there is darkness, but thru consistancy and dedication along with STICK TO IT-NESS, LIGHT WILL COME, follow your individual path and your guru/teacher, and IF by experience these seem inconsistant (from your experience) means that the level has raised and move on you must to a higher level of consciouness and awareness and the RIGHT NOTE and TEACHER WILL come present, fear of letting go and becoming is and always was a stubling block for spiritual aspirants. Outwardness has trully brought the downfall, so thru GURU'S guidance turn INWARD and BECOME the ONE "TAT TWAM ASI"

Namaste to ALL HEARTS,




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