Thank You

Dear yoga student,

Thank you for showing up. I had a rough week. It seemed like everything was wrong today but teaching is my respite and I really needed you tonight. I heard you when you said you were tired so I reminded you that ahimsa means compassion for yourself too. I saw your look of frustration and I reminded you that being angry is real and okay to feel and work through. I was talking to you but I was talking to me too. I chose a poem that reminded me that you have to take care of yourself despite the tugs from others, despite the debris in the road. I’m glad you felt it too. Thank you for showing up. Thank you for listening when I wonder what the hell I’m talking about. Thank you for being present on your mat. I hope you know that you are my teacher, too.

<3  – Nancy