First day of school!

As the students of our In-depth course trickled in this morning with their bags full of books and lunch and yoga clothes, they reminded me of children on their first day back to school. Some of them excited to meet up with friends from last year, others insecure about a new experience. All individuals. When their voices joined together for the first Om, they suddenly seemed to merge into a homogenous group, open and ready to learn.

“We chant [the invocation] so that at the very beginning that feeling of sanctification comes from inside, with the feeling of surrendering oneself, because nothing can be learned in this world unless you have the humility to learn”
- Geeta Iyengar, from an interview with Margo Kitchen, RIMYI 1992