THE TEACHERS ROLE IN YOGA
FEBRUARY 25TH, 2009: Tonight we talked about how yoga reveals our true nature, which is that of JOY! We all have the right to be happy, to be loved, to be peaceful. There are no conditions to meet or pre-requisites. Do you believe you deserve to be happy? Most of us come into the practice not really buying this completely, or at least that's been my experience this last 15 years of practice and teaching.
So how do we move from a state of disbelief to believing the best is possible, joy is here for us? The role of the teacher mentor is that of someone who wants to facilitate helping you rediscover your fullest potential. I see in you your greatest capacity for love and peace. I will believe in you until the day you believe it for yourself. Then we will celebrate this together!
The best explanation of the teacher's role is from Donna Farhi who puts it like this, "the teacher mentor assists the birthing of the student's dreams, visions, and hopes, and most important, what the student has not yet dared to imagine. A mentor moves the student from disbelief to belief and in the process continually affirms the student's self-worth." I want to make your learning easier by sharing with you all that I know. Now I can only make part of the journey with you. The deepest places you must discover within yourself are places only you can travel. In the meantime, I will do my best to make the journey FUN, PLAYFUL, INSPIRING and SAFE. That is my promise. I love you all my dear students. Peace, Silvia
*Reference Yoga Sutra 1.40