“Start close in,” David Whyte writes.
“don’t take the second step
or the third,
start with the first
you don’t want to take.”
Our work as yoga therapists starts close in.
The first step.
How did your relationship with yoga begin?
It’s been almost three decades since I took my first step onto a yoga mat, and my first step into this yoga journey. Although I signed up for the sun salutations, I stayed for the more subtle and unexpected teachings.
Slowing down, pausing, noticing…this wasn’t easy. But I showed up. Practiced. Did the work.
These self studies naturally led to the first of many yoga training programs. Not because I wanted to teach, but rather, I sought to go deeper in. Tools and teachings helped me unravel stories, explore layers of being, spend more time with—as fellow yoga therapist Jessica Patterson would put it—“who I am, really.”