YJ Entry #26: Thursday, October 2nd at 9:45 p.m. ~ Austin
There’s a saying that goes, “You don’t know what you have until it’s gone.” Conversely, sometimes you don’t know how good you have it until you talk with a few others. I mean, consciously you KNOW you have a good thing, but then you REALLY don’t know until you hear it from others. Such was the case at the Yoga Journal Conference when I engaged in conversations about our respective teachers. Take my roommates from Canada …
One night, I asked them who they studied with. I was shocked when they said that they traveled more than an hour EACH WAY to study with their teacher. And then THAT was just a once-a-week basis.
I swallowed hard and looked down. I barely have to drive 15 minutes to practice twice a week (and two classes both days) with a highly trained certified teacher. THEN, I actually whine when she’s out-of-town sharing her training with others. On top of that, she works to bring other great teachers here to Austin. What am I complaining about?!
My roommate inquired, “Who do you study with, Pam?”
“Christina Sell,” I offered and started to list her credentials, “She’s … “
“Oh my gosh,” Shanti gushed, “I LOVE her book! I have given it to at least 10 people. She is amazing! You are SO lucky!”
Yes, she is. Yes, yes I am …
I remember the day I picked up Christina’s book, Yoga from the Inside Out: Making Peace With Your Body Through Yoga. I began to cry as I read the forward by John Friend. Halfway through the introduction I was sobbing. By the first chapter, I couldn’t breathe. Christina’s words touched me at my core … and THIS was before I really even knew her. She IS amazing.
Christina’s second book is about to be released. I was hoping that it would be out before the Grand Gathering, but it wasn’t off the press. I’d tell you the title if I knew it, but she has contained the energy (hugged to the mid-line, so to speak) for one big burst of release.
When it’s released you can bet it will be mentioned here. I’m finally beginning to get it.
Certified Anusara Teachers: Elena Brower & Christina Sell
As the shirt says, “Shrilicious”