Off to India, again

The feeling is different this time.  Not the unfocused anticipation, not excitement, more of a feeling of neutral ambivalence.  A pondering of why I would leave my kids again for such a long time.  They are much more self-sufficient this time around.  My son drives, my daughter is in her first year of high  school. Their days will be filled with daily routines that come with the school year.  My daughter will be getting her braces removed while I’m away – I won’t be the first one to see her new smile.  My son’s college acceptances are rolling in and I won’t be there to read them with him.

But India calls to me one more time.  The warm weather, the noise, colors and cows that only India can bring me awaits.  I look forward to spying Guruji’s practice and listening to Prashantji’s esoteric views on ‘yog’.   I look forward to learning from the little fiery one, Abhijita as Guruji interjects from the sidelines.

Om shanti

About EssentialYoga Studio

Roberta has been practicing yoga since 1988 and has been teaching yoga since 1994. She has trained under master yoga teachers Swami Padmananda, Patricia Walden, Manouso Manos, Father Joe Pereira, Zoë Stewart, Karin Stephan, Liz Owen and others. She continues to study with her Iyengar teachers, Patricia Walden and Peentz Dubble. Roberta has studied yoga at the Ramamani Iyengar Yoga Memorial Institute in Pune, India during June 2011, February 2014 and attended Abhijata's intensive in Pune, India December 2016. Roberta is currently enrolled in Peentz Dubble's two year Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training Program. Additionally, Roberta completed training and certification with Elise Browning Miller as 'Yoga for Scoliosis' instructor. She completed a 500 hour Hatha Yoga Certification program with AURA Wellness Center and is registered with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 500. She has been a Certified Meditation Teacher since June 2007 and has been an Usui Reiki Practitioner since 1989. Roberta's Personal Practice Philosophy: Health issues have changed and deepened my practice. You will see many photos of me using a variety of props. On days I don't feel well, instead of saying, "I can't practice today", Iyengar Yoga has taught me to say, "How can I practice today".
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2 Responses to Off to India, again

  1. Jeff huffman says:

    Safe travels

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