Wednesday, February 02, 2011

What to say?


first day in Mysore November 2006


I like to talk....a lot. Here in Mysore steeped in practice and ritual, lineage, and Self I am often at a loss for words, not the right words, but really any words at all. I was planning a post called, "How ever did I get here?" I often tell people that while I had been dating (seriously) yoga since I was 19 it was just over 5 years ago that I got married to yoga. Not surprisingly I got married, married the same year. My life has been changed. I have very little words and tons of emotion sharing this but if you were here in Mysore you'd know. Yesterday out of the clear blue, in the early stages of my morning practice, I was given Authorization. It was simple and direct and profound just like traditional Ashtanga Yoga....form and meaning are ONE.

I am blessed to share this with so many, my amazing American teacher, my amazing husband, my amazing family and friends, mentors, and every yoga student I have ever practiced with.

What to say?

Dhanyavaadah

deepest thanks

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Aw, sweet Jill! Wonderful news and what an honor. Many blessings. Can't wait to practice with you again when you're back in Philadelphia. - Jeanine D.

Frank said...

Wow--congrats, Jill! That's awesome! I hope months 2 and 3 are similarly auspicious.

Col said...

Wow! What great news, though I'm not surprised. Your dedication speaks for itself. I feel so lucky to know you, you've inspired me in more ways that you know.

colleen

Skippetty said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT! Proud of my breakfast buddy. Well done!! :) :) :)

Adam said...

Wackadoodle !!!

Becca said...

Congrats and love, Jill. Great news!

Carol said...

=)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you!!! Dedication & practice, practice, practice made it come true?
Anne

Claire said...

wow, congratulations :) practice practice practice, and all is coming.

Suze said...

I am so incredibly, incredibly, incredibly happy for you. You are such a light and inspiration, and you are such a graceful and wonderful teacher. Well earned. Much love! Suze

Mike said...

Wait, Keil, then Mergen?

Therese said...

Really nice news Jill. Congratulations!

Sally said...

Hey Jill - I've just stopped by here and am so excited to read your news!! I hope this brings more and more students to you so that you can ignite their practice... Congrats. - Aussie Sally

Padma Sundara said...

Congratulations, Jill!! Awesome.
: )
-Heather Marie (aka., PadmaSundara - remember when you gave me that name?)

Anonymous said...

Yippee Jill- this is fabulous. Eeexxxxhale!
Much love, the rejbs

Jill Manning said...

Wow!!!

I am so excited that you all are so excited. Thanks for all the love and the comments. This has been an 'all hands on deck' experience. Everyone of you (and many others) has contributed to this major milestone.

Thank You doesn't seem to be the right words...love Jill