There are some really great yoga teachers out. Some are world renowned. Some famous in their city. Some, just loved by their small yoga community (and that's saying alot).
often thought that the best teachers are the ones who walk their talk -
practice what they teach, if you will. And what I love about great
teachers is the messages they impart. Insight & wisdom on how to
be a better person or how to live a more peaceful existence. They share their experiences & their mistakes, what they've learned & how they've grown. They let us see that
they are humans, on a path, just doing their best like the rest of us.
human part is important...really important. Even great teachers are human. They make
mistakes. They go astray - sometimes in really big ways & that
attracts alot of attention. Sometimes they hurt people. Does that make
them bad teachers? Does it make them bad people?
think everyone probably has different ideas about this. But I was
thinking that we do need to remember that we're all human. That we all
do make mistakes. Being a great teacher means practicing what you
teach. But being a great student, or more importantly being a
compassionate human, means remembering that is a practice. It's a
practice for the student. It's a practice for the teacher. And really,
we're all students. Its remembering that every time you make a mistake -
in the studio or out - you just need more practice. Remember it about
yourself. But also remember it about those great teachers.