Hope, like every virture , is a choice that becomes a practice that becomes spiritual muscle memory. It’s a renewable resource for moving through life as it is, not as we wish it to be.

–Krista Tippet, Becoming Wisesignspointtoyou

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Over the past year I’ve been teaching chair yoga for the Philly School District, through a grant for the early childhood education Headstart Program. It has taken me into the communities of Southwest Philly to North Philly. The classes are sweet, as a teacher often challenging, some days, like today, no one shows. This work is some of the most rewarding work I’ve done. I believe in the possibilities of greatness, and that even a little bit of this practice can shelter you from great sorrow.

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As I wrap up another Brand New Beginner’s Series (Level 2), I am reminded of the importance of the beginner’s mind: to stay curious and to always be learning.

The next Level 1 Series begins 9/8 and runs until 10/27: Tuesdays from 7:30-9:00 p.m. at Wake Up Yoga Fairmount.

Register here.

“Yoga = 99% practice, 1% theory

Practice = 99% failure, 1% success

therefore

unceasing curiosity wins the day

sustained enthusiasm is a great boon

be happy with the tiniest of gains.”

-David Garrigues, Philadelphia based Ashtanga teacher

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