Every training program I lead begins with an Opening Ceremony. These are one of my favorite parts of each training program. It’s a chance for all of us to get to know each other and hold space for each other. We set basic rules for our time together so everyone’s expectations are clear. We create a sacred space and honor our teachers and we commit to honoring each other and those in our lives who inspire us and help lift us up. A light ceremony reminds us to move towards the brightest part of ourselves and let our inner light shine through. I feel like after these ceremonies we come together as a family. Now, we are ready to be more intimate with ourselves. Now, we are ready to be more vulnerable. Now, we can work on letting go of old patterns and replacing them with new patterns that will lead us in a more positive direction. Yoga is the technology that you can use to change your life. Make this space different. Mark it as special. Do what you need to do to create a sacred space for yourself and experience the power of this technology.