A Teacher is more than an instructor

By Val Markovska, Pulsation Yoga Instructor

Often, when I tell people I teach yoga, I get “Oh, you must be very flexible” or “So, you can wrap your leg behind you head” or , “Sooo .. you do that “Om” thing?”

I believe a Teacher is much more than an instructor.

I teach yoga because of what Yoga is to me.

Yoga is Awareness, Acceptance and Loving Kindness that begins with the self.

Yoga is a Union of my mind, body and spirit that brings me home. A home where I am safe, protected, loved, free, a place where I, simply, AM.

Yoga brings me to the state of being where what I think, feel, say and do are in Harmony. And that is my Happiness.

Yoga is Gratitude, it is embracing Grace, it is knowing I am enough, I have enough, and all I have is All I Need.

Yoga is where I open my Heart, it is where I disconnect form the external noise and reconnect to the Light within which is my true self. Yoga is where I Heal, where I Embrace and release my ego, where I Transform fear to Trust. Yoga is where I See myself in Others, where I grow, where I become a better version of myself every day.

I teach yoga to share with my students ALL that yoga is to me. And , no, I can not wrap my leg around my neck. While we stand, sit, bend, reach, twist and breathe we share a journey to Unity, to better Health and Happiness. And , Yes, it all starts with an “Aum” and opening the heart and mind to the infinite possibilities of the Universe.

If any of this piqued an interest or sparked a light in your heart, join my Restorative class every Tuesday at 9:30am at Pulsation yoga in Arlington Heights and the Level 1 Warm (yess!) class , I humbly share with Megan Buttera , on Friday at 5:30pm in the Lake Zurich studio. Namaste! #pulsationyoga #namaste

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