Over the last few months the school of yoga I have been committed to has been going through a great deal of transformation due to the unethical behaviors of its founder, John Friend. My processing and decision making around what has been transpiring has been for the most part taking place with my colleagues. I have had the blessing of resting into beautiful practices and relationships that have enabled me to do a lot of my healing in a non-public way, as that is my way. It has been very painful and uncomfortable, I have been filled with rage, grief, confusion, loss and exhaustion. I am unbelievably grateful for the space I have had for that.
Now I am choosing to leave that organization that originally fostered this amazing style of yoga that I teach. I will continue to teach this method with the same heartfelt dedication of years past, but with increasing flexibility with how we work with it together in the beauty of our practice.
I continue to take heart from a powerful quote by Maya Angelou that has often been a guide for me: “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style”. May Anusara, Inc now rest in peace as the many caged birds take flight and sing, laugh, love and dance to the many tunes we have to share. May we all have an opportunity to share this journey together with integrity and creativity.