“The pupil must push the teacher to tears”
“The pupil must push the teacher to tears; that is the way to make a good teacher.” These enigmatic words from BKS Iyengar on how students push the teacher have stuck with us and guided us in our approach to the practice and teaching of yoga.
Through our 25 years of teaching the popular understanding of what yoga is has evolved to include many different forms of movement and exercise. We have remained old school in our approach, holding to the notion that yoga’s tools and techniques need to be adapted to respect the needs, abilities and requirements of each individual student. This is best carried out through one on one instruction or within the context of small group classes where the teacher can provide the student with individual attention and care. Part of that commitment requires us to continue to grow and learn along with our students through personal practice and continuing education.
March 3, 2015