Copy the teacher.

Copy the teacher.

“Copy the teacher, copy the teacher, copy the teacher.” — Dharma Mittra

My teacher — Sri Dharma Mittra, always talks about how we learn by copying the teacher. I love listening to him talk about when he would sit for meditation and say to himself, “I am Yogi Gupta, I am Yoga Gupta, I am Yogi Gupta.”

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Become an expert and share your knowledge.

Become an expert and share your knowledge.

Become an expert and share your knowledge.

That’s really what we are doing as yoga teachers.

I had the best teacher when I was in the 7th grade, His name was Mr. Oldenziel. He made everything fun. I never forgot how inspiring he was and I learned so much from him.

I’ve tried to copy Mr. Oldenziel and make everything fun in my Shiva Yoga® 200hr Teacher Training program. We learn so much when we are playing games, or roleplaying, and when we are being creative.

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Honoring our teachers.

Honoring our teachers.

We do a lot of studying in my Shiva Yoga® 200hr Teacher Training program and the students work on a lot of creative projects together. One of the chapters in the training manual is on Lineage and how important it is to honor our teachers in yoga. We owe a big debt of gratitude to our teachers and to their teachers and to the original teachers who were trailblazers. Think of how amazing it is that we just have to follow the path that someone else has already been down. It’s incredible! It’s like my teacher — Dharma’s teacher, Yogi Gupta said, “Copy the teacher, copy the teacher, copy the teacher!”

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