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I realize that for those that do not practice yoga, this may sound odd and, frankly, foreign. But finding a yoga space and teachers that connect you with the spiritual side of yoga is very important. Unfortunately, shortly after I began practicing at Cleveland Yoga, the teacher who drew me to my practice moved to California.
Talk about a bummer. I still practiced at the same regular class times. With substitute teachers. Eventually I started exploring other classes. So glad I did! I came across a teacher that I connected with more than the first teacher! Terri’s dialogue during class was just what I needed. I came to class with the stress of that day and it was as if she knew me and knew exactly what to say.
But of course she didn’t know me. And she still doesn’t. I still attend her classes. I say nothing. I just listen and grow in my practice. But she has had a profound impact on my life and doesn’t even realize it.
Which makes me think… isn’t it odd that someone can have such a huge impact on your life and they have no idea who you are? It’s lovely actually. I’m still uncertain what I will do with my yoga practice when I move from Cleveland to Syracuse, but I’m hoping I will find another awe inspiring teacher…