I am about to head out on what will be my last big travel adventure for sometime. It is a great way to end what was a whirl wind travel year. 2012 had me spending time in three different countries and many states here at home in the US. My trip to Mysore was a real turning point. I grew very tired of the “yoga scene” and as I made my way back to the States the endless chatter about yoga poses, and yoga prophets made me feel sickened to be a member of this self-indulgent scene. For the first time in 12 years I was embarrassed to call myself a yoga teacher for fear of being lumped in with the crowd mistaking practice for performance, asana for yoga, and as those voices got louder I felt myself pull back…..way back.
After teaching in Arlington, VA, Amman, Jordan and in my home town of Philadelphia, I am heading back to school starting a Master’s program in educational counseling. Practice will always be there to support me, but I am dialing back my teaching schedule significantly. So, I do hope to see students and share with them what is certainly going to be a life altering experience of teaching in Amman.