Yoga is exploding in our country. Yoga studios are popping up everywhere. I have been “practicing” yoga for 15 years now. It is a powerful “map” of the human experience. I have attained a 200 hour certification to teach yoga and have completed an additional 150 hours towards my 500 hour certification. In addition to that, I have attended a 10 day Vipassana Meditation Training. In my opinion, this was the most profound of all the trainings I have attended. Google Vipassana and check it out. It is 10 days of no talking, no outside contact, just sitting in meditation with some profound instruction and guidance. It is the Buddha’s minimum training requirement for enlightenment. I consider meditation to be the seed level of yoga. If you begin to inquire into yoga you will understand what I mean. If you are a yoga teacher or practitioner you probably know what I mean.
My biggest life challenge has been living with Type 1 diabetes. I was diagnosed at age 14 in 1976. Type 1 diabetes is a tough one. I know there are tougher challenges out there but this one is a 24/7 kind of thing with short and long term effects happening all the time. It was when I began to practice yoga that I stepped on a path of healing, transformation and liberation that, I now, wish to share with others dealing with diabetes. Yoga is, what I call, a map of the territory. Understanding and following the map will help deliver you from the unreal to the real. It will provide you with a starting point. It will give you direction. It can serve as a companion on your journey. It can show where you want to go.
I offer yoga instruction in the form of a series of classes or a workshop for people who have diabetes, family and friends who support those with the condition and health care professionals who desire a deeper dive into what diabetes is and how to approach it with their clients. In the U.S. there are 26 million people who have diabetes. There are another 79 million people who are undiagnosed or who have what is called pre-diabetes. They will get it eventually.
The workshop is a three step process:
Step 1: Alignment
Step 2: Discovering Your Edge
Step 3: Exploring Beyond Your Edge
Contact me at 954-254-8871 to discuss doing something in your area.