Sunday, December 4, 2011

Becoming The Teacher

December 5 – Guru (Teacher)

What was the most important lesson you learned about yourself in 2011? Was it a sudden epiphany or a gradual realization?

Excerpts from an email I received last night:

But I think I was waiting for you to step into my life as a teacher.
You are a magnificent teacher. Thank you, Jennifer. 

Me? A teacher? Yes, I'm a yoga teacher obviously. But is it possible I have life lessons to teach as well?

This year I've seen how, like yoga, teaching is also a lineage handed down from teacher to student. And then the student has the responsibility to pass along what she has learned.

The lessons are only learned when applied and then passed along. 


  1. Everything I've learned about life, I've learned from yoga teachers (and my Mom, of course). :)

  2. You have life lessons to share with your students, and they have lessons to share with you. I learn so much from mine.

  3. a beautiful email for a beautiful, brilliant spirit! :) xo