most new yorkers head out of manhattan during the steaming months of summer, seeking haven in beach towns that pepper the east coast, but me? don't get me wrong i love the beach and vacation, but there has always been a part of me that enjoys summer school.
(no, i wasn't a bad student growing up so i never went during childhood, but i wanted to!)
every few months, i still get the itch to learn something new in a more disciplined setting. and so over the past five years this focus has mainly been on my yoga practice - improving my own understanding of the philosophies, anatomy, alignment and everything else yogic - so that i can share it with others, mainly to offer something to my community rather than make money (thankfully, i have a day job that i enjoy that does that!).
and so this july, i have embarked on a new learning adventure with tara stiles and michael taylor at strala yoga in soho (nyc). i was intrigued by the calm, cool, casual approach the duo has for yoga. i feel they are able to offer a fresh perspective on how to slow down my practice while still making every breath and movement count just as much as in a power session (the style i am most used to at the moment).
currently, i have been doing my homework and attending class. next up, our first training intensive this weekend. and then? i'll keep you posted. in the meantime, stay cool.