I’m not pissed, I just don’t get it. You are the first teacher I ever took a class from and you inspired me, lit me up and made me come back for more. You changed the way I think, act and operate in this world. You planted a seed of growth and that seed took off. I followed your teachers and went to the same schools that you did. I followed your path because I saw something in you I wanted to be.
When I found my voice you let me teach your students. I loved it. I wanted more. More was not available at your studio and opportunity knocked at Marin Power Yoga.
I understand business and the effect of competition. In my “day job” new contractors are born every day and many of my past employees have become my peers. I welcome it because it forces me to up my game and stay present to my clients and their needs.
The stance that some studios have taken against prior teachers is confusing, and in my eyes unacceptable. How do we all grow as teachers if we are not allowed to practice in studios that we previously taught in? We need the interaction with everyone’s classes to keep all of our teaching fresh for our students. It’s our students that are important and our ability to enable them to grow with us is what counts. Not allowing the interaction between teachers and studios throughout the yoga community is counterproductive, and detrimental to the studios, teachers and students. It’s fear based, and if anyone taught me about fighting fears, about action and outcome it was you.
All teachers are welcome, and encouraged to practice with us at MPY. It’s good for our students to see powerful yogi’s in our classes. You’re invited! I would love to see you!