Finding yoga as a teacher
I've been teaching yoga in the Boston area since 2006. A lot of teachers tend to site their inspiration for teaching as the first time they found a peaceful savasana, or were able to heal from an injury through their yoga practice. I honestly can't remember the first class I took as a student, but vividly remember the first class I taught. It was in a basement of a college dorm in downtown Boston, and it was intimidating and scary, but the most AMAZING experience - to have the opportunity to share this wealth of knowledge that I had really only skimmed the surface of understanding.
I walked (really, it felt more like flying) home that night, recounting every moment of the class to my mum on the phone - beyond excited to get to go back the following week to share again. This practice is, for me, about noticing what's going on in our bodies and discovering what yoga means to each individual person. Our bodies change so dramatically day to day, and our experience of each pose and shape can be meaningful and educational. Also, sometimes, it's just good to move and breathe and let that be enough!
Boston Area Teaching Schedule
Equinox Sports Club, Avery Street
Wednesday, 4-5:15pm, Fundamentals
Wednesday, 6-7:15pm, Restorative
Thursday, 6:15-7:30pm, Vinyasa
Saturday, 12:30-1:30pm, Gyrokinesis
Equinox Sports Club, Franklin Street
Saturday, 9:30-10:45am, Alignment Flow Yoga
Saturday, 11-12pm, Yoga Essentials (once/month)
Bow Street Yoga, Union Square/Somerville
Tuesday, 12-1:15pm, yoga
Thursday, 10-11:15am, yoga
Asana Charlestown, Charlestown
Tuesday, 9:30-10:45am, practice
Saturday, 5-6:15pm, practice & restore
Teaching Yoga Teachers
I've been able to share my love of teaching and this practice with teacher trainees as part of the Radiant Yoga Boston Teacher Trainings, both as an assistant and then leading the Restorative portion of a 200hr TT. Here's some of the fun "laying on bolsters" that we got to do!
Teachers I've known and loved
How we teach constantly shifts, as we learn new things and get inspired by different points in our lives. I've had the opportunity to study with some amazing teachers thus far, and this is just a handful of the people who have inspired me to continue sharing a movement practice: