“As soon as you walk in my door.. I just see the highest vision of you. I don’t see that you’ve ever done anything wrong in your whole life.”
Today’s interview is a special one. I have the privilege to share with you the heart-and-soul voice of one of my favorite yoga teachers, Lisa Daugherty. She shares her experience of saying yes to the callings of her wild soul; growing through life and love; not being afraid to have breath and sound behind her voice; the medicine of yoga; and the courage to trust with a compassionate heart. This is a very human-to-human, heart-to-heart conversation.
Lisa has enjoyed practicing and teaching yoga in and around central Indiana since 2002. Grounded in a deep connection to the earth, her teachings are rooted in creativity, wisdom and grace, earned over the years, by mothering four daughters, discipline, hard work, good friends, patience, and years of working as a doula to empower women through pregnancy and birth. She has contributed to numerous 200 hour yoga teacher training programs; and was twice the technical editor and video model for Yoga for Dummies, by Larry Payne. She can often be found in the woods, or on her bike, and hanging out with friends and family, laughing, singing, playing, planning, creating and sitting. She teaches many weekly yoga classes and workshops throughout the Indianapolis area; and also does private yoga instruction and Thai massage. In her classes, you can expect to hear a story or poem, maybe sing or be sung to, practice in a focused environment for the sincere cultivation of conscious breathing, mindful movements, rooted in yoga poses and somatic movement practices that strengthen and stabilize the body and mind, with deep respect for her students well being.
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Being a Person, a poem by William Stafford
Be a person here. Stand by the river, invoke
the owls. Invoke winter, then spring.
Let any season that wants to come here make its own
call. After that sound goes away, wait.
A slow bubble rises through the earth
and begins to include sky, stars, all space,
even the outracing, expanding thought.
Come back and hear the little sound again.
Suddenly this dream that you are having matches
everyone’s dream, and the result is the world.
If a different call came there wouldn’t be any
world, or you, or the river, or the owls calling.
How you stand here is important. How you
listen for the next things to happen. How you breathe.
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The music you hear in the introduction and closing of this podcast is from artist and composer Broke for Free (published under a Creative Commons Attribution license).