- Published: Thursday, 16 April 2015 22:34
Here is a great story from Harry, one of our volunteer teachers:
I was at DePaul Youth Center last night. I arrived and we went to the new room where classes are now held. It was the first time for me, and for some reason I was a little taken aback. The following exchange ensues: Me:-"Not sure about this new space. Trying to figure it out." Lad:"You got OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder)?" Me:"Well, yeah, some features of it, like adapting to new stuff can be really challenging sometimes." Lad :"Just breathe, it will be OK." Me: "Thanks."
This was, of course, a perfect introduction to what lay ahead. I had 5 boisterous lads who made it clear they needed to chill. Did some mild to moderate sustained asana, peppered with a lot of discussion (and some genuinely hysterical moments), and a 20 minute yoga nidra. The one boy who initially was in a really bad mood and who initially wanted to sit it out, joined in about half-way through, and expressed his gratitude to LY because he left feeling much better. I left feeling nourished. And, I left thinking the new room is pretty awesome.