I am so overwhelmed with gratitude. This is my third year studying with Kino. It was her writing about the spiritual path in her instagram posts combined with the discipline and magic of the Ashtanga yoga practice that woke me up to how I could lead a peaceful life.
My biggest takeaway from the weekend is that there are four channels of nourishment on the narrow road of the yoga, the spiritual path.
1. The student's effort. To receive, to show up and put in the work, to listen.
2. The teacher.
3. The sangha or the community, friends around us that support us, celebrate with us. People to look ahead at that inspire us, people to look back at and to see that there are others following us along this path, friends that help us stay focused on the path.
4. Time. It can't be rushed. I used to say "I've been practicing Ashtanga for a whole year!" And now I say "wow I've only been practicing for less than 3 years." I still feel like a beginner in so many ways.
I'm so grateful for Kino as one of my teachers and so grateful for my sangha.