By Liz Schindler
By Liz Schindler
Sara Schwartz lives in Queens, New York with her husband Yancy. She currently teaches at Yoga to the People, where she received her 200-hour certification in 2010. She recently graduated from the Dharma Yoga Center Life of a Yogi 500-Hour Teacher Training. “Offer up the fruits of your practice” is her favorite advice from Sri Dharma Mittra. She is very grateful for the guidance of Sri Dharma and all of his teachers.
You are not your thoughts, but thoughts are energy and the vibration of that energy affects our mood, our state of being and our physical body. Next time you are revamping your diet because the body is calling out for a change, also take stock of the contents of the mind. Choose to leave those uncompassionate, un-helpful thoughts on the shelf, and over time, your store may stop stocking them altogether.
Sorsha lives and teaches in Vermont. She has been practicing since 1991 and worked with very gentle and restorative yoga until her 30’s when she wandered into a hot and sweaty, but meditative vinyasa studio. Neither a dancer nor gymnast as a child, and after having had two children, she surprised herself by balancing in crow for the first time at 36. She never looked back. Sorsha approaches each new pose with a sense of optimism and adventure and delights in encouraging others to try what only seems impossible at first glance. She particularly enjoys teaching older women who are trying to find their way back to their bodies after a sometimes very long absence. Sorsha is thankful to have found her way to the Dharma Yoga Center and makes the trip from Vermont as often as she can. She offers gratitude for the beautiful physical and spiritual teachings of Sri Dharma Mittra.
by Jason Zagaro
6. Encourage Your Students to Practice Away from Class.
Twice a year, the Life of a Yogi Teacher Training team gathers together to honor the trainees who have completed all their requirements to become certified Dharma Yoga Instructors. Sri Dharma himself presents the certificates, and friends and family are always invited! Below you’ll find a collection of photos from the recent graduation in October, and some reflections from five of our 200-hour graduates (Kelsey Tangel, Amy Stinchcombe, Elaine Kantanas, Sabrina Vigilante, and Mike Hazzard). All photos by Gabriela Luiz; quotes attributed following each image.