Wednesday, December 11, 2013


December 11, 2013 at 8:41am
I rarely get on a soapbox publicly but today I feel called to say this. Training people to go into the world and teach yoga I feel a responsibility to teach the ethics of what yoga stands for. I only work with teachers who I believe represent these same high ethical standards. Doing no harm and not stealing is a main component of who we are suppose to be and if under pressure to succeed we lose that we are then no longer yoga "teachers", we are people who teach asana and speak a bunch of words that we cannot authentically back up.
I hope that every person who walks out of the doors of (our) school has the character to be of substance not just surface words.

When you don't get your way be of good character.  Admit your wrongs. Be respectful when you disagree and focus your energy on your own business, not on seeking revenge. If you get ideas from others ask permission before you use their work, give them credit (Yes publicly) and if you gain from their ideas say "thank you". Don't try to gain by jumping over someones back and profiting from their hard work, ask them how they did it and to mentor you, chances are they will be flattered to do so. It's one thing to be inspired by someone it's another thing to copy and paste and claim it as your own. As my friend Elana says "good equals good". Everything catches up with you in the end so have good character.