Just a couple of pix from our weekend at the San Marcos School of Yoga where Darren Rhodes (a.k.a. The Anusara Poster Child) challenged and inspired us with themes of desire (icchã) and exploration of the meaning of the word “crucible.” Now that I have experienced some teacher training with Christina, it is quite fun to be in Anusara classes and see different teachers employing the methodology ~ “keeping that, do this,” “just like we did in that pose, now do it here.” There is method to the madness!
(By the way … Christina and Darren will be teaching the 108-hour Anusara Immersion together in Tucson beginning in October 2008. What a great opportunity to learn from two master teachers.)
One of the things that is so great about workshops is you have the opportunity to get to know one another at a deeper level than you do when you simply come together for a class. This weekend, I was sandwiched between the two Tabitha’s and I felt so grateful for the chance to get know each of them more fully.
I also love that Anusara practitioners are so willing to squeeze in a little tighter to make room for one more, our mats were edge to edge for much of the weekend! Christina jokes that we “draw in to expand” ~ a fact that I’m hoping might work in my favor as I sit on the wait list for the big Gathering at Estes Park in September. I will be there regardless, perhaps as I told Christina, standing in the hallway peering into the sessions longingly, waiting for someone to leave the room to go to the bathroom.
Great Weekend, Great Teacher, Great People, Great River, Great Asana!
* * * * *
Darren in a Pincha Mayurasana Variation
Mark ~ Bakasana from Sirsasana 2
Jesse starts his amazing series with Darren
The Tapas is Purifying
The Crucible ~ a vessel made of material that does not melt easily; used for high temperature chemical reactions ~ Yeah, Baby!
Christina capturing the transformation with her “third eye”
Hannah & Mark
With Christina ~ (By the way, we BOTH think “Brown-Eyed Girl” is OUR song! It’s okay, I can share!)
Partner “Work” at the River ~ Tabitha & Jesse
Jeremiah cautiously stepping into the flow of grace (Get those armbones back!)
Catherine ~ Relaxing at the end of the workshop
Some of my workshop buddies with Christina ~ Wait, where’s Darren?
(Thanks Lisa for sharing for the photo!)