Saturday, April 14, 2007
I am teaching 4 classes at the Soul of Yoga in Encinitas and it feels gooooooood. The children & parents are so very open & connected to yoga.
I am especially enjoying teaching the lil ones. Wednesday mornings, moms & toddlers as young as 20 months join together to share the sound of om, animal yoga stretches, foot rubs, relaxation time, affirmations, hugs & loves. How sweet it truly is, this week there are 20 of us sharing in this bliss!
Wednesday afternoons I teach 5-7 yr. olds & 8-13 yr. olds, and Saturday is Family Yoga. Today in class I shared with a mom, dad & 2 girls ages 7 & 10, yoga for the first time as a family. Imagine during final relaxation, they were holding each other, in love & connection. They were glowing when they left class, and so was I.
There are boy & girl yoginis in all classes as well as some kids with special needs. I have been teaching about where yoga comes from & what it is, how animals & nature are yoga and lots of giving thanks to the sun. I find it inspiring & desiring to connect yoga & nature, especially living at the beach.
I have heard that Encinitas has the most yoga studios than any other town - its kinda true...you drive down the 101 & there are YOGA signs everywhere. Ill say its like Starbucks in NYC. Its no coincidence because it is the homeland of Yogananda, the Self Realization Fellowship. I too heard that the temple is built on a vortex or chakra if you will. I can physically feel the energy & magnetism of this spiritual place in San Diego. Come see for yourself!