I did not intend to become a yoga teacher.
I simply wanted to learn about the different aspects of yoga in a more structured way. I chose the Temple of Kriya Yoga’s Home Study program because I could study at home and travel periodically to be with my teachers. As I had a young child, it was a perfect fit.
I met Dasa at the first Temple retreat.
Enoch Dasa Giri is a direct disciple of Goswami Kriyananda, who was a direct disciple of Sri Shelliji, who was a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda. Dasa was the spiritual advisor at the Temple. On retreats, he led the daily meditations, and evening lectures. I was intimidated by him, yet drawn to him.
Dasa owned a vegan restaurant, had a family, and even drove a Mercedes. I thought all yogis became ascetics, so one day I asked about this apparent contradiction. He explained the path of the householder yogi to me, and opened my eyes to true abundance.
We formed a special bond. On subsequent retreats, I put myself in his presence every chance I could. We took afternoon walks around the retreat grounds together.
Three things I learned from Dasa while walking and talking:
At my certification ceremony, he gave me his blessing to teach what I had learned. “All of it,” he said, “not just the postures.”
And, so, here I am.
With the blessings of Dasa, I invite you to join me in the virtual studio to experience the gifts of the practice and the peace in your heart.