For thousands of years the way yoga was traditionally taught was that students would sit at the feet of their teacher and allow themselves to be immersed in these ancient teachings, just letting the wisdom wash over them and slowly be absorbed. Certainly, this is how I studied under my teacher Kavi Yogiraj Alan Finger in New York. I spent countless hours at his classes, in his lectures and off the mat with him, letting myself be a sponge and allowing the teachings to weave their way into my life.
When I left New York, my time in Al’s classes were replaced with long distance phone calls, his lectures became email correspondence between us, and our chats over chai lattes became texts – a far cry from the way ancient yogis studied! Whilst the nature of our teacher/student bond had changed, ultimately the role Al played did not. His role as my teacher has always been the same: to remind me to connect back to my deep intention.
This has been a powerful lesson for me both as a student of yoga and also a teacher of yoga; the ultimate purpose of a yoga teacher is in supporting their students to maintain a daily connection to their true essence and deep intention and purpose. Whether that be through attending class, privates, marma sessions, reading books from our teachers or spending time with them on retreat.
I would love to be able to see all of you every day at class, but I know for various reasons that sometimes that can’t happen: whether we’re separated by vast distances, or your physical body prevents you from coming, or life simply takes over! But our yogic practice never has to stop, that’s why I’ve created my talks – How to Have a Super Wonderful Day! – so that no matter where you are, you can tune in and get your daily dose of inspiration! To have that reminder that draws you back to your true essence, I am here for you dear one, always cheering you on!
It’s important to ask yourself empowering questions (19 mins)
I witnessed September 11 + the power of Yoga (21 mins)
Change is inevitable and resistance is futile (17 mins)
You think you have a limit? (9 mins)
Your deepest self gives you resilience and creativity (24 mins)
Sa Hum: Calm your mind and focus your energy (22 mins)
Find True Freedom (Whole flow class)
Integrity (17 mins)
Your happiness is never outside of you (13 mins)
Why it’s important to tend within (13 mins)
Beginning again and why it empowers you (11 mins)
OM is the name of the universe (18 mins)
Magic of Mantra 108 Oms (whole 2 hour workshop)