I have many teachers. Teachers who have inspired my practice and life. Not every one of them knows how they have influenced me or even my name.
Not every teacher has taught me asanas. Some of my teachers even come in the form of my child or my dog. But I am touched by each one just the same.
One such teacher is Richard Freeman. He does not know me by name. Although there was this one time he did point me out as an example of someone NOT doing what he instructed (so embarrassing – I must have been awe-struck)!
I have been blessed to practice with Richard Freeman over several years at Hanuman Festival and respect deeply his teachings and sense of humor.
Below is a beautifully made video by Richard Freeman’s Yoga Workshop in which he eloquently and effortlessly describes how yoga grabs hold and ruins your life.
One last thing. . . many of us are blessed to have the ability to travel to festivals and study with well known teachers. However many of us can barely afford the price of keeping up with a consistent studio practice, much less leave our jobs, children, and other responsibilities to explore our practice. I have been in both situations in my life. Yoga can and should be accessible to everyone. Remember, Yoga Doesn’t Give A Shit! Many of the most inspiring and most studied teachers are available on services like YogaGlo or MyYoga and you can find local teachers in your area through apps and sites like MindBodyConnect and YogaTrail Keep Practicing!