A BEAUTIFUL QUOTE ABOUT TEACHING YOGA…

“As I’ve said before, there are good teachers in the world, and you may be one of them. They are always ordinary people who care about others, practice, and have good teachers themselves. You do not have to go through enormous amounts of study of difficult practices or traditions. Yoga is not information gathering, and the arbitrary boxes of information that are currently sold as teacher training have little to do with real practice or with the ability to teach. The qualifications to teach are sincerity and the basic knowledge contained here. Such qualified teachers are genuinely concerned for you, and are willing to share information generously. Teaching in this way is not commercial activity but caring for others at a local level. Remember, teachers are no more and no less than friends and are serious about life—and I don’t mean humorless! If you are such a person, please teach what you have learned and experienced through your own practice as a friend to as many people who want to learn from you, without forcing it on anybody. This is easier than you might imagine.” – Mark Whitwell