The word "Yoga", translated from Sanskrit, means "union". To Give Yoga, means to bring unity into the world. Unity in both a personal sense (uniting your mind, body and spirit) and in a universal sense (uniting your individual self with all the other individual selves in the world and to the universe as a whole).
Giving the practice of Yoga to yourself or to others helps facilitate this unity. When you give to yourself, others benefit. When you give to others, you benefit. You cannot have one without the other. We are connected in a giving circle.
I invite you to give the gift of unity this Holiday season. Whether that means taking a Yoga class or workshop for yourself, giving your friend a Yoga Gift Certificate, giving to charity or simply being mindful of your own physical/mental/spiritual connections.
Thank you all for affording me the opportunity to Give Yoga as a teacher. From this, I have received so much.
"For it is in giving that we receive." -St. Francis of Assisi