Don’t you just love them?
I know I do.
There are those that inspire me and those that make me laugh. Some help me solve problems in my classroom and others that help me solve problems in my life.
I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite teachers here.
Teachers in studios, classrooms and in the world at large. These are the folks you will see featured in my new series of interviews here at Teacher Goes Back to School.
I hope you enjoy these teachers as much as I do!
When did you start blogging? Why?
I started blogging really recently, and I did it because you told me to.
This is only a slight exaggeration.
I have lots of these smart friends who write consistently amazing and inspiring blogs and I have been incredibly reluctant to get on board.
Even though I have a lot of extrovert skills, I am at heart an introvert, and had a complex network of reasons why blogging would Not Be A Good Idea. But, through the gentle, persistent reassurance of people like you who insisted they would like to hear what I had to say, I got it over with, and I now love it.
In fact, I’ve signed on for #reverb10, pledging to write every day in December based on prompts regarding the year past and the year to come. Baptism with fire.
What is your blog about?
I call it the yoga of the day-to-day. Making a habit of taking the lessons from your mat and bringing them regularly into your daily life. And not just into the quiet moments of your life, but the hard and loud and uncomfortable ones. What Pema Chodron refers to as the “squeeze” – when you’re least likely to think of yoga, that’s when you need it.
Didn’t you recently guest post over at Bows and Sparrows?
Here’s the link to the Holiday Gift Guide for the Yogi.
What blogs do you read?
Well, besides yours, duh…
Kim at www.yogaquest.wordpress.com – yoga!
Havi at www.thefluentself.com – mindful biggification!
www.theveganasana.com – food!
Michelle at www.blogasana.wordpress.com – although I hear this is changing…
Who and what inspires you?
People who handle adversity with grace.
My incredible students.
The change of the seasons.
My dog when he realizes we are, in fact, going for a walk.
If you’d like to learn more about Madeleine check out her new website and blog!
Please leave any questions or comment love below – we’d love to hear from you.
November 2010: Alicia Herrera – 4th grade teacher/Textile Artist – Spirit House Designs.
October 2010: Ryan Fong – Teaching Assistant/PhD Candidate in English at UC Davis.
September 2010: Michelle Marlahan– Proprietress/Fairy Queen of It’s All Yoga in Sacramento, California.
So much goodness in these two. Which, I mean, they’re about Madeleine–so duh! But still. So. much. goodness. Thanks for facilitating it, Tams!
@ryan: you are welcome. we <3 the mads.
Very nice interview! I haven’t taken a yoga class in years — you are inspiring me to get back into it. I need to look at the class schedule at my Y!
Great interview – I like your idea of interviewing teachers!
To answer your comment on my blog – I have never done a clothing swap but I am very interesting in doing it! I would love more information when it gets closer. Thanks!!