My lifetime goal/hope/heart wish?
Trauma Informed Yoga becomes a required component in all yoga teacher trainings.
Nothing relaxes the space between my eyebrows quite like that wish.
As my eyes soften, I can see vulnerable hearts having brave conversations. I can feel nervous systems buzzing with the possibility of being seen and understood. I can see those systems settling as eyes greet eyes with a willingness, time expanding briefly in intentional presence. I hear words that brighten my inner body; consent, choice, community. I can exhale as I hear experiences and stories from faces that don’t look like mine—faces that have been truth-telling on inequality long before I was unpacking or holding myself accountable to my whiteness and social location. Together, we lean in. We can breathe into wider windows of tolerance. Our bodies can feel the wisdom that was for too long covered in dust.
It’s messy. This healing. But I believe in it.
If you’re curious about trauma informed yoga/practices/resources/tools to feel more equipped in your teaching, I’m here to explore with you.
Oh, and my 2020 goal? One pull-up. Just the one will do. (FYI, it was also the 2019 goal). 💪