mission complete!


hopefully, everyone knows by now not to put anything on facebook that could come back to haunt you. i speak from experience, so take my word.

one of my students (age 13) found a photo of me online and will never let me live it down.

the picture? well, it has nothing to do with a drunken stupor (i’ve always been the just-say-no postergirl), and there no nudity involved (or sex tapes), and no lascivious behavior represented at all really. the picture…is my bat mitzvah picture, circa 1984, the most prominent feature being a poodle-like perm lying on my skull, and a weird handlebar mustache experiment on my dad’s face.

so, my student finds the picture. and every time i see her she reminds me:

“i was just looking at your bat mitzvah picture again…that perm is so hysterical.”

“i put your bat mitzvah picture as my screen saver.” [uncontrolled laughter]

“any time i feel upset, i just look at your bat mitzvah picture and it cracks me up.”

and i just laugh, smiling inside, knowing i did my job. i have helped a child to find ongoing and immediately accessible happiness. 😀

(want to see the pic?  you’ll have to dig around my facebook profile for that…)


About miniyogis

the day before i found yoga--had you asked me--i'd have told you that i wouldn't be caught dead doing yoga. sitting around and humming? not my idea of a good time. a minute into my first yoga class--had you asked me--i'd have told you i will practice until the minute i die. and i've been in heaven ever since. more than anything, yoga taught me that it was okay to be imperfect, okay to fall. and, man, do i wish someone told me that when i was 3 instead of 30. so i started mini yogis yoga for kids, hoping to help children to be more accepting of themselves, more accepting of others, and better human beings overall. that was march 2002. since then, i've taught tens of thousands of children how to use yoga as a tool for daily life. and i've also taught about 1000 teachers around the world to date (12/11) how to teach yoga to kids. i figure between the children i've taught and the ones my grads have taught, we've likely reached hundreds of thousands of kids. just looking to make a difference in this world....

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