"Teaching in a recovery setting can be equal parts challenging and rewarding. Few programs are on-going where you have an extended length of time to work with the same group of people. It's challenging because as a teacher, you want to impress upon the people how useful a tool Ashtanga can be in the recovery process, but with high turnover in some places, you really have to hone your message to get it through on the first encounter. You may not get a second chance. But once you've got your message down, and you can say it in a way that makes an impact, you can connect with just one person in that short time, you feel as if you've done something to help them succeed down the road. In centers where the programs are residential or long-term, you can see the rewards tenfold. I've seen Mysore style classes really have an impact on the participants. Just as we "normal" folks can see huge transformations in ourselves with a consistent practice, these folks are reconnecting with their bodies, working through past trauma, and most importantly, rebuilding their self-confidence to move forward and improve every aspect of their lives. I recently went to an awards banquet for one of the women's programs I've helped with. All of the women who had lead roles in the program (performing in skits, reciting poems written for the occasion, spotlight videos on their success stories) were part of the Mysore program in their center. Through their programs and yoga, they found the tools they needed to turn their future around and be leaders in their community. What could be better than that?" - Trini teacher Amber Fogel @fogel7374
Our teachers are highly trained to teach in a recovery setting and in local shalas around the country.
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