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Karen is a yogini, writer, student, teacher and meditator. She founded Garden Street School of Yoga in 2000. Karen lives with her husband Chris. They have two amazing sons, Eli and Leo (both of them young men).

Jun 14, 2010

Sundari and "Ready, Set....."

Monday Afternoon - I just dropped Sundari to the airport. Wow - what an excellent weekend. On Saturday we co-taught a therapy training. I was so impressed with Sundari's deep and intimate understanding of feet, ankles, shins and knees. Her knowledge is keen and her instructions are really a form of transmission. She knows the terrain of the legs the way nobody else I've ever met know it due to 20 years of bodywork, 30 years of Yoga, a traumatic injury of her lower leg, a great heart and a bright intelligence.

She had a major trauma to her leg 4 years ago - almost lost it in fact. And what did she do with that major trauma? She turned it into a gift and offered it back out to her students. That's truly a sign of being on the "path", in my book.

We co-taught easily and happily and effectively together. It was so much fun and neither of us was drained the way we sometimes can be after a day of "full-on" teaching. We each felt so nourished that we decided to co-teach a retreat together next spring....details forthcoming.

On Sunday, Sundari taught alone and - as on Saturday - we had a fuller-than-full house. A great group of people showed up for her excellent teaching.

Aside from teaching, we ate great food - (Chris was his usual generous self and cooked for us) and took an excellent hike in the first sunshine either of us has seen for awhile. And this morning I got to spend the first half of her birthday with her.

I am feeling renewed and rejuvenated by the experience of co-teaching and by spending time with a very good friend. So I am ready to go - (insert sound of motors revving here) as the Teacher Training begins Wednesday morning. Today and tomorrow are going to focused on "ready, set....."

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