In this episode, I have a delightful conversation with Tanya Love, Yoga teacher trainer in the Scaravelli model of yoga. She is also a Hakomi practitioner, and these two methods profoundly influence the way Tanya approaches and teaches yoga. We explore the practice of yoga as a practice of relationship, a spiritual relationship of discovery. One of my favorite quotes from this episode is, "Do not kill the instinct of the body for the glory of the pose." Here is our invitation to begin with what is present for us, letting go of the desire for 'self-improvement,' and appreciating what is already present. We end with a yoga that inspires deep rest and openness to the back of the body, a quality of relaxation that opens us to our true nature.
About Season 4 - "Awake in the Body"
This season, through conversations with body centered practitioners, yoga teachers, and teachers of mindfulness and non-dual wisdom, let’s weave our way through the skillful means to touch to and awaken the wisdom and nourishment available through the body. Ever mindful of a broad cultural denial of the body, we share pieces of our own journeys, and offer skills to help awaken us to our own wisdom.
In this strange time that surrounds us, we are looking everywhere for answers, for the truth, the facts, and ways to safely navigate. More and more of us turn within, and begin to trust the wisdom within, moving beyond the divided world of facts, to the wholeness of the heart.