My method of teaching might best be described in the context of what I don’t teach.
I called myself a yoga teacher for a long time. I taught yoga in a traditional style for more than 20 years, but after I was injured, I realized I needed to shift my practice and my teaching.
My curiosity took me into new territory. I left the yoga world and explored other worlds of movement. My horizons were broadened, and my body and mind were forever changed. The essence of human movement from an evolutionary perspective has become my guiding light.
In my heart, it’s all yoga. But the mainstream definition of yoga has taken on a narrow meaning. The word now seems to refer to certain set of movements done in a particular way.
My understanding of movement now includes many new possibilities. I feel I have outgrown the title “yoga teacher.” If I were to give myself a title now, it would be “movement educator.”
This might seem radical, but I don’t do this for political reasons. I do this for clarity. I do not want anyone to come to my Movement Research Intensive (MRI) courses expecting to do yoga poses.