Blog 9 – I went back.

After my three hour practice session today, I explored! I walked for hours, greeting people, stopping in stores, scanning the market stands. After the rain the air smells fresh. My nose is filled with the scent of wonderful Indian spices. I’m so tempted to eat the exotic fruits on the street carts, the colors vibrant, the flesh looks so sweet. I refrain.

On the way to my apartment, I went back to the narrow street with lean-tos. I wanted to see it in the daylight. The light of day brings with it new perspectives.

It was incredible. I smiled, bowed, and said Namaskar as I passed. That small effort on my part to connect was returned to me tenfold. The wary looks turned to broad smiles. Everyone was so warm. I stopped to talk to some women, the children knew a little English so they were able to translate. I pointed to a small chicken and one of the children picked it up so I could pet it…they giggled. The children followed me and watched as I tried to pet a goat that was sleeping on the seat of a moped. It quickly leapt off away from me, the kids giggled; the moms smiled.

goats on a scooter

About EssentialYoga Studio

Roberta Dell'Anno E-RYT 500, Certified Yoga for Scoliosis Trainer Owner EssentialYoga Studio. Roberta has been practicing yoga since 1988 and teaching yoga since 2004. She has studied extensively under master yoga teachers Patricia Walden, Manouso Manos, Zoë Stewart, Sri Arun H.S., Elise Browning Miller, and others. She completed a two year Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training program with Sr. Iyengar Teacher, Peentz Dubble in June 2017 and continues her weekly studies with Sr. Iyengar Teacher, Manju Vachher. Roberta has studied yoga at the Ramamani Iyengar Yoga Memorial Institute in Pune, India during June 2011, February 2014 and attended Abhijata's 2-week intensive in Pune, India, December 2016. She completed training and certification with Elise Browning Miller as a 'Yoga for Scoliosis' instructor in 2014, completed a 500 hour Hatha Yoga Certification program with AURA Wellness Center in 2005 and is registered with Yoga Alliance as a E-RYT 500. She has been a Certified Meditation Teacher since June 2007 and an Usui Reiki Practitioner since 1989. The studio provides individual & specialized privates, semi-privates, group private sessions, and yoga workshops. Roberta conducts local and out of town workshops specializing in prop use. She uses props to help students and teachers transform their backbends, twists, standing and seated postures, as well as inversions like sarvangasana (shoulderstand). She also works with individuals who have physical challenges, specifically individuals with Multiple Sclerosis, CMT, Parkinson's Disease, scoliosis, and amputees in private, semi-private and group sessions.​​
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