"You are the company you keep, so keep great company"
Gopala Ayer Sundaramoorthy
WHO AM I?
I’ve been practicing yoga since I was 18 and teaching since I was 19. In truth, my entire adult life has been shaped and influenced by yoga; by great teachers, practices, conversations, relationships, successes and failures. Now I am 35, and I would rather have my work speak as my credentials. So here you go, a free class to download and form your own opinions of me.
WHAT AM I?
I was once asked, “If I had one last class to teach, what idea would I want the students to leave with?” It seemed easy and quick for me to say, “I want them to know they can empower themselves.” I love how vast yoga is and that it can assimilate anything into its realm. I have studied much of yoga’s philosophies, dabbled with some success in the languages, and in many ways know a whole shit load of fancy terms, historical facts and theological rhetoric. I love it. I love knowing that I have been taught a lost art: the ability to think. Yet, it wasn’t until I put myself more deeply in a relationship with the world, in marriage, parenting, universal themes that the great myths all suggest, that I realized - simply knowing a lot doesn’t connect us until we experience what we know a lot. And so it is from this last bit that I have learned to embrace the differences that actually connect us, and tolerate, respect and love more the entirety of ideas and practices that make us each our most comfortable and honest self. After all these years, I still want people to empower their thoughts and feelings because that will only promote more thinking and respecting, and as John Lennon says, “real is love.”