I teach yoga full time and have been for over 7 years now. People come to me to learn how to stretch their bodies, sometimes to heal an injury or to simply learn the elements of teaching and articulating "Yoga".
Recently, after the John Friend scandal (I have been practicing & studying under the Anusara method for years), I find myself questioning the student/teacher relationship. What is my role and how can I effectively serve?
Now, I've been teaching yoga for 7 years but I've been practicing (a student of) yoga since 2001. I used to idolize my teachers. I still even find myself in awe of certain teachers and their ability to articulate this incredible practice. Yet, it's this longing to find the answers outside of myself that upsets me now.
A colleague recently said this via a group email, and it struck me not only as poetic, but TRUE,