This is a picture of me being hoisted aloft at the End of the Challenge Party last year. I found it as I was going through the archives today. In a few days, there will be another party, another toast to our tribe, our yoga sangha, and all of our efforts this month.
Why do we do these things? How do we pull it off? It takes a lot of self-discipline and persistence in the face of weariness and not feeling well, and arranging for babysitters and eating later (or earlier) than is ideal.
And at the end, what are the take-aways? For me, it is knowing that I went the extra mile for my students. It is seeing my students progress–not just in their postures, but in their self-discipline and in their acceptance of themselves wherever they are in their yoga. It is especially gratifying seeing them taking care of one another, cheering each other on, commiserating and advising and laughing with each other.
It’s been quite the month.
MSY has really become the Inspiration Location.