Krishnamacharya, the grandfather of modern yoga said,… ” Make yoga propaganda and get the message out there.”
B.K.S Iyengar revitalized the ancient Indian discipline and has inspired tens of millions around the world up until his recent passing on Wednesday of last week.
As yogis, we know the power of our practice and the power of transformation. Yoga heals on so many various levels- physical, spiritual, and emotional. Both students and instructors have heard so many touching stories and triumphs. No doubt yoga heals!
You may not even realize that the person on the mat next to you has come to heal, whether it be from sickness, grief, loss, divorce, injury, anxiety, depression, or whatever. It’s just a matter of time until all of us has something we have to work through. Despite this, you all bring your spirit, support and adventure into the studio.
Recently, I have seen so many kind, loving, friendly and supportive gestures before, during and after class among our students. You have shared your stories, given hugs, grabbed a coffee, sent your pregnant friends to pre-natal, brought friends to our classes, told friends about our workshops and have spread word about Roots to those who you know need a little yoga in their lives.
We are all doing our part both on and off the mat to share and spread word about the gift of yoga! Keeping both Krishnamacharya and B.K.S Iyengar’s teachings and dreams alive. We should feel proud of this fact and of our community.
The amount of gratitude I have come to feel because you choose to practice at Roots is immeasurable. For that and all of the above, I thank you!
Looking forward to Fall unfolding!