Nothing makes me happier than good food and yoga. Wait, tasty juices & yoga for a great cause do make me even happier! I was lucky to attend a very special practice at the Lyons Den Power Yoga studio last night, led by teachers from Kenya to the sound of African drums. These women, trained by the Africa Yoga Project, made us hold downward-facing-dogs like never before, reminding us to lead our life with our heart and that strength comes from going beyond the stories within our head. They made us shake what-our-momma-gave-us like nobody's business. And they shared how yoga transformed their life. Wanji grew up in the slums of Nairobi as a feisty kid who thought yoga was for fat people. After she eventually took her first yoga class, she felt a huge weight lifting off of her back. She had found the path that would lead her to taking a 200 hour yoga teacher training with the AYP. "I used to go to bed worrying about the people who hated me because of what I did to them. Now I sleep like a baby thinking about the people who love me for bringing yoga into their life". Class ended with Savasana to the sound Redemption Song by one of the student and well-deserved refreshing juices from Luli Tonix. "In Kenya, we love hugs and handstands". In New York too, thank you for being such an inspiration ladies.
7/10/2018 07:37:40 am
such a beautiful post. Thank you for sharing your heart and your wisdom. I think you have such a wonderful take on what our yoga practice can be for us as a practice in courage..
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