Here are some lessons that I keep learning from Maty:
Your heart is important. Keep going, keep teaching, don’t give up. Teach from your good heart, forget acrobatics.
Practice! No really!! Get every single thing you can get out of the pose, especially in your upper back. Work harder! Don’t waste this chance! Ack! I know how hard this is for you, keep going! Let’s not waste this precious moment, who knows when it may come again!
Stand up for yoga. Persist to create spaces where people will be treated with integrity and the practice of yoga will be shared intelligently to the true benefit of the person.
Stand up for being a thinking person, don’t follow!
See people, learn to see into their souls… see what hurts them, see what is going wrong, find their genius. I still have no idea how she did this – Maty was a fast, loving and incredible perceiver of character and the human heart.
Don’t establish followers, establish confident leaders who will challenge the status quo and be their own person to teach great yoga.
Be yourself! Be brave, feminine, bold, impish, mischievous, smart, funny, stylish, passionate, girlish, a warrior…. put all of that into your teaching, into life, into cooking, into looking up at the sky….
Keep seeking. Honour your tears and your heart, process your past, deepen your practice, love.