I once met a man working at a yoga retreat center. He was folding a huge pile of blankets, one after another, and humming to himself. I paused to chat with him for a moment and expressed my sympathy about the tedious task he was engaged in. Folding blankets is boring and time-consuming. No one would volunteer for that job. He paused, looked me in the eye, and said, “But that’s the yoga.”
I walked away from the encounter humbled. This man had found his dharma, his purpose in life, at the yoga center and folding blankets so that others could learn was part of it. He didn’t think he was wasting his time, and he didn’t mind doing it because he knew it was all in service of his dharma.
Dharma is what gives our lives meaning.
I found my purpose many years ago, when I stepped on my first yoga mat. As I went through the series of positions that the instructor was offering, I knew that I would become a yoga teacher and share the keys to a blissful, purpose-filled life with others. Since that day, I have cultivated a deep personal yoga practice, doing poses, taking time for meditation, and seeing the beauty in the world around me. In time, I created Ashaya Yoga, a heart-centered, alignment-focused way of offering all that I’d learned to others. Now I want to share it with you.
Have you found your purpose in life?
The Bhagavad Gita says, “It is better to do your own duty badly than to perfectly do another’s.” I invite you to discover your dharma at my upcoming 200-Hour Teacher Training, beginning in September at Boston University’s Tanglewood institute in Lenox, Massachusetts.
In this training, you will learn everything you need to know to become a yoga instructor, including:
You’ll leave the final session of the training ready to receive your yoga teacher certification and offer classes and workshops at any studio. If teaching yoga is not your dharma, you’ll still be able to apply everything you’ve learned to every aspect of your life, living with greater wisdom, deeper connection, and infinite joy.
I look forward to seeing you in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains this fall.