Tuesday, August 26, 2008

yogic breathing~

my new yoga teacher is going to be super!
she has spent the last 10 years teaching yoga to nearly 8,000 people!  she says her goal is to share it with as many people as possible.  we'll each be designing a routine for our own health and wellness.  i can't even tell you how exciting this is!
but get this:
my favorite part about her is that she spends the fall and spring teaching people yoga in town, but then in the summer goes to places like haiti and does natural therapeutics and yoga with orphans and people living with hiv/aids.  what a soul! 

by the way, haiti is the poorest nation in the western hemisphere.  i have thought that it would be the next place i would like to do community health work in,  so maybe it is fate that i am studying under my new yoga teacher?

(for more on the struggles of haiti and hiv/aids in the west, read one of my heros, paul farmer: anthropologist, doctor, philosopher, realist, and advocate for our most marginalized.) 

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