(This is a modified letter that Moksha/Modo Yoga co-founder Ted Grand wrote to Moksha/Modo studio owners after the passing of one of our long-time teacher training lecturers, Michael Stone) I just finished teaching a class at the teacher training and was almost brought to tears a few times. Once was during bridge pose, and I… More details
350.org works around the world to prevent disastrous climate change. Our name signifies the safe level of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere, 350 parts per million, but we are now over 400 ppm. 350.org has helped build a global movement behind the goal of transitioning the world beyond fossil fuels and embracing a renewable energy future. At heart of so much of our work is the need to protect our valuable water resources.
This is our 9th annual Grow Your Yoga – a 30-day on and off-the-mat challenge. This may leave you wondering – what does it mean to Grow my Yoga? What does that look like? This post offers some answers and seeks to help make this collective challenge, a personal one as well.
…I’m not flexible enough.
…I’m not strong enough.
…I don’t have very good balance.
…I don’t look good in Spandex.
…yoga is for sissies.
…I’ll feel like a clumsy oaf in a room full of people who know what they’re doing.
Many of these concerns are real and can feel legitimate to the person experiencing them; however, I believe that they all ultimately come from the basic fear of being judged. By others, by the teacher, and most damagingly, by themselves. Let’s look more closely, shall we?
We are all one, right? This is what we have learned in this yoga matrix, this is what we teach, and this is what makes sense from both a scientific and spiritual viewpoint. But what does it mean to really feel or be this sense of oneness?
Yoga as Activism
Processing the election of Donald Trump
Moksha Modo co founder Jess Robertson shares her reaction to Donald Trump’s win and invites a dialogue on yoga and politics. How can we feel the reality of …
Toronto-based teacher Megan Lambe shares her thoughts on using a sequence of postures to feel rooted in an ever changing world.
“…as W.H. Auden said, ‘routine, in an intelligent man, is a sign of ambition.’ A consistent practice teaches us what an immense challenge it is to respond to complacency with a curious heart. With it, we learn that staying grounded and awake to our own subtle, slow, and steady growth is difficult and valuable work.”
Sharing our Complex and Perfect Wholeness
Every month we put out a newsletter to teachers. This is a chance for us to share ideas about what it is to be a yoga teacher in a modern quickly evolving world. Here is an excerpt from our October edition. It was written while Modo co-founder Jess was at our current teacher training. It is titled: Sharing our Complex and Perfect Wholeness
A spacious practice tunes our ability to find space in our lives
Every month we put out a newsletter to teachers. This is a chance for us to share ideas about what it is to be a yoga teacher in a modern quickly evolving world. Here is an excerpt from our August edition. It is titled: The Gift of Space
Thoughts from Teacher Training
It is so great to be here in these first weeks, when there is so much enthusiasm, nervous energy, and open hearts. There really aren’t that many opportunities in this life to go into experiences where we are that open, vulnerable, and immersed in learning. We at the training never take it for granted that the experience is special and important for all who attend.